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More steps toward new water plant

The Waterloo City Council approved more steps in the city’s plan to build its own water plant Monday night.  First, the council OK’d the purchase...

COVID death toll at 80 in Monroe County

The death toll from COVID-19 in Monroe County rose to 80 on Monday with the deaths of a man and woman, both in their...

County updates wind, solar energy codes

Updates to zoning codes for wind and solar energy conversion systems were approved by the Monroe County Board during its Jan. 19 meeting.  The updates...

Schimpf decision pending

Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) told the Republic-Times that he plans to decide next month whether he will run for governor of Illinois...

Bryant moves to Senate

Republican Terri Bryant officially moved over to the Illinois Senate last Wednesday, taking over the seat representing the 58th Senate district that Paul Schimpf...

Friess begins House term

Republican David Friess began his first term representing the 116th Congressional District when he was sworn in Jan. 13 in Springfield.  “It is a great...

Waterloo honors good neighbor

The Waterloo City Council recognized a local man for helping neighbors during Monday’s meeting at City Hall.  Glen Bieber was presented the Good Neighbor Award...

Bost describes Capitol chaos

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro who represents Monroe County as part of Illinois’ 12th congressional district, was among the 147 GOP...

EMA director retires

Ryan Weber recently ended his nine years as Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director.  During his tenure, the county had four major flooding events Weber...

‘So far, so good’ for Green

It has been just over a month since George Green’s first meeting as a member of the Monroe County Board and, while acclimating to...

Bost among objectors in chaotic day at U.S. Capitol

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican who represents Monroe County as part of Illinois' 12th congressional district, was among several GOP lawmakers in Washington,...

Mayor grateful for support after wife’s death

Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith, still grieving over the Christmas Eve death of this wife to cancer, offered a tearful message of thanks to the...
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