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County OKs balanced budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved its budget for fiscal year 2020, which began Dec. 1 and ends Nov. 30. 

Waterloo OKs tax levy increase

With two aldermen voting against, the Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved an ordinance levying slightly more  taxes for the current...

City mulling future of Waterloo Commons

The Waterloo City Council is deciding whether to extend the length of a business district created as part of the relocation of...

Democrat running for county board

Democrat Duane Langhorst announced Monday that he is running to replace outgoing Republican Bob Elmore on the...

Martin running for state’s attorney

Ryan Martin Following the announcement of current Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann on Thursday that he is...

Hitzemann running for judge

Chris Hitzemann Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann, a Republican, officially announced Thursday evening that he is running...

Korando running for state’s attorney

There will be at least one contested county race in 2020, as Democrat Celeste A. Korando announced...

County briefed on new budget

Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board began with a request by outgoing Monroe County Assessment Board of Review member Daniel Schumer...

Veto session wrap-up

Illinois lawmakers finished their legislative responsibilities for the year on Thursday as the General Assembly concluded this year’s veto session. 

Columbia drafting cannabis zoning

The future of a possible cannabis dispensary in Columbia took a step forward at Tuesday's city council committee meeting.

More drama for Sunset Overlook

The liquor license of Sunset Overlook in Columbia is under review, but not by the city’s liquor commissioner, Mayor Kevin Hutchinson.

Judge Doyle to retire

Judge Dennis Doyle Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Doyle is set to retire next year. 

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