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Columbia ponders properties

 City Council meeting was spent discussing land use in the city. One discussion involved a single property, a house on Wernings Drive. As part of...

County talks levees, funds, vaccines

The Monroe County Commissioners heard about more levee issues facing the bottoms during their regular meeting Monday morning.    Speaking for the Columbia Drainage &...

Valmeyer to fix Rock City roads

The Village of Valmeyer will be adding more roadway repair to its summer projects list.  During its June 15 meeting, the Valmeyer Village Board voted...

WPD getting body cams

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved body cameras and new in-car cameras for the Waterloo Police Department. Aldermen approved an agreement with AXON...

Columbia’s TIF success

The area west of Route 3 in Columbia between Main Street and Valmeyer Road was once not much more than overgrown woods and a...

Grant sought for Country Club Lane fix

Residents who live in subdivisions off Country Club Lane returned to the Waterloo City Council on June 7 to follow-up on concerns expressed about...

Recovery residence clears a hurdle

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night provided a boost in efforts to open a women’s drug and alcohol recovery residence at the former...

State budget, laws passed

Springfield saw its usual flurry of political activity Memorial Day weekend, as lawmakers passed a budget and several notable bills in the waning hours...

Levee officials discuss challenges

Representatives of three levee districts in southern Monroe County discussed challenges they are facing in preserving the integrity of their areas against flooding with...

Columbia City Council honors Kish

The City of Columbia honored recently retired Immaculate Conception School Principal Mike Kish Monday night.  In recognition of “the significant impact Mike Kish has had...

Waterloo’s new alderman excited about role

The Waterloo City Council has a new alderman, and he’s proud to be representing his ward. Matt Buettner, 36, ran unopposed for the Ward I...

Illinois to lose House seat

The U.S. Census Bureau announced recently that Illinois is one of seven states poised to lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives...
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