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COVID case spike continues

Monroe County has continued to see rising coronavirus cases in recent days.  The county has had 1,345 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with...

Republicans win big in Monroe County

Republicans’ dominance of Monroe County government will continue, as both GOP candidates won their elections here Tuesday.  Republican George Green of Maeystown beat Democrat Duane...

Monroe County nixes Bluff Road bike lane

Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger reported at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board that the county will not apply for a grant to...

Columbia balks at chickens

The Columbia City Council cried fowl at Monday’s meeting concerning the keeping of domestic chickens within city limits. At the Sept. 21 meeting, Columbia Director...

Bost, Lenzi running for Congress

The race to represent this district in the U.S. House is between incumbent Republican Mike Bost of Murphysboro and Democrat Ray Lenzi of Makanda. Mike...

Election information central

With early voting open from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday at the courthouse and polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday...

Who will represent us in Springfield?

The candidates vying for a seat in the race for 116th District State Representative are David Friess (R-Red Bud) and incumbent Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville),...

Green, Langhorst in county board race

Two candidates for Monroe County Commissioner – Republican George Green and Democrat Duane Langhorst – are running for the seat currently held by board...

Korando, Liefer vying for state’s attorney

Here is a preview of the race for Monroe County state’s attorney between Democrat Celeste Korando and Republican Lucas Liefer ahead of the Nov....

Judicial candidates rated ahead of election

Candidates for Illinois judicial offices up for election on Nov. 3 – including those serving Monroe County – have been rated by a poll...

Presidential race headlines ballot

In addition to local political races, voters in Monroe County will have three national or statewide contests in which to decide their preference, with...

Strong early voting in Monroe County

Monroe County is experiencing heavy early voter turnout ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said a total of 3,138...