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Legislative districts change

The Illinois General Assembly passed new state legislative district maps on Friday that change the House and Senate districts in which Monroe county resides,...

Columbia may cut committees

The first full meeting of the newest Columbia City Council focused on adjusting to change. Two items of lengthy discussion Monday night involved the extension...

Country Club Lane concerns

Concerns over the condition of Country Club Lane by City of Waterloo residents who travel on it regularly took center stage during Monday’s Waterloo...

Valmeyer hopeful of Midsummer Classic

At the May 4 meeting of the Valmeyer Village Board, the Valmeyer Jaycees presented a tentative schedule of events for its 2021 Midsummer Classic...

Outgoing Columbia officials reflect

At the May 3 Columbia City Council meeting, Jim Agne, Gene Ebersohl and Wes Hoeffken were recognized for their contributions to the community –...

Langsdorf ‘privileged and honored’ to serve

In the small Valmeyer community, many public servants have been helping the village in one form or another for decades.  One fewer person will now...

New Columbia mayor takes office

The Columbia City Council will now have four new faces at its meetings after a new mayor, city clerk and two aldermen were sworn...

MCSD getting body cams

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing brought a proposal to the Monroe County Board meeting on Monday to purchase 14 body cameras for deputies.  The cameras are Motorola...

AT&T sues Monroe County over cell tower

The Republic-Times confirmed Thursday that AT&T is suing the Monroe County Zoning Board and the Monroe County Commissioners for “unlawful denial of a wireless...

Low local input at redistricting hearing

The Illinois Senate and House Redistricting Committees held a joint hearing on the upcoming redrawing of legislative maps for metro east residents at the...

Harlin reflects on service

One of the most well-known members of one of the least spotlighted governing bodies in Waterloo is retiring after 20 years of service.  Joann Harlin...

Columbia approves budget

The Columbia City Council hosted a public hearing prior to its special meeting Monday night to approve the city’s budget for the fiscal year ending...
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