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County board hears flood update

The threat of flooding on the Mississippi and Kaskaskia rivers is by no means over, but the Mississippi is dropping steadily and...

Schimpf reviews historic session

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) recently took stock of the historic legislative session that concluded in Springfield...

Ingold appointed to Columbia Plan Commission

Amid public comments, a failed motion and questions of parliamentary procedure, Peter Ingold, owner of the Sunset Overlook, was appointed to the...

House OKs graduated income tax

Illinois voters will get to vote in 2020 on how they want their income taxed after the Illinois House of Representatives passed...

Retired Monroe County judge dies

Dennis Jacobsen Retired longtime Monroe County Circuit Judge Dennis J. Jacobsen of Waterloo passed away May 4 at...

Reitz replacing Costello

Pictured is new state Rep. Nathan Reitz with wife, Deanna, after Nathan took the oath of office at Red Bud Winery...

Waterloo talks taverns, car wash

Longtime zoning board member Ron Kaempfe (second from right) was presented with a plaque Monday night upon his retirement after...

Graduated income tax moves on

The Illinois Senate passed a series of measures last Wednesday that would send Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal to...

Webbs seek $6.8M from IDOT

The family of a mother of six who died last year in a vehicle crash on Route 3 in Columbia is seeking...

Costello resigns to take IDNR job

Former state Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) resigned Tuesday after Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker appointed him to...

Sign flap, dispatch disconnect for county board

Missy Whittington , New Monroe County human resource director The Monroe County Board meeting opened Monday morning...

Waterloo OKs budget

Waterloo City Clerk Barb Pace administers the oath of office to new police commissioner Heather Garcia The...

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Bootsie’s temporarily closed

Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Tractor, bicycle collide in Waterloo

A 21-year-old New Athens man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after the bicycle he was...

Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...
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