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Coronavirus maintains its grip: 74 cases, 11 deaths in county

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 74 positive cases and 11 deaths in Monroe County, with much...

Local pushback on Pritzker’s order

Gov. JB Pritzker Paul Schimpf John Wagner Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that he plans to extend Illinois’ stay...

City, county finances in limbo

Almost everyone, from individuals to businesses, have seen their finances affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the same is true for local...

Reopening plans proposed

As data appears to show social distancing and stay at home orders have slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal and...

Cities OK budgets in uncertain times

The Waterloo and Columbia city councils on Monday night approved budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal year despite an uncertain economic future due...

Unemployment skyrockets in county

One of the most devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the toll it is taking on the workforce, with millions of...

Restrictive reopening of courthouse begins Monday

During Monday's meeting of the Monroe County Board, Monroe County Health Department Director John Wagner discussed with commissioners ways to safely reopen...

Guest Column: Monroe County’s late property tax bills are holding up Illinois income tax...

By Michael Braun, CPA of Braun Accounting & Tax Service in Waterloo Monroe County’s late...

Knobloch joins county board

A familiar face has returned to Monroe County government. During its meeting last Wednesday...

Waterloo City Council meets outside

Monday night, the Waterloo City Council conducted it first meeting during the state’s “shelter in place” order...

Columbia attorney gives back

March 18 marked the 57th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that greatly expanded the need for one of the...

Liefer joins county legal team

Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann recently announced that he hired Lucas Liefer to take over the...
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