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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...

Columbia approves budget

The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to approve an $18 million annual budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. 

Columbia election results are in

After two weeks of anticipation, the final results for the April 2 municipal elections came in, with all candidates who were leading...

Election wait continues

Eighty-two of the 211 absentee ballots in last week’s consolidated election have arrived at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. 

Sheriff disputes school district assertion

The Columbia school district recently sent a second document to the community, following up on its letter from February addressing negative claims...

Maeystown mayor retires

Terryl Walster In 1994, Terryl Walster was already serving in village government in Maeystown when he was appointed...

Morani moving on

Jimmy Morani Columbia City Administrator James “Jimmy” Morani submitted his letter of resignation following the April 1 meeting...

Columbia Chamber hosts candidate forum

School board candidate Tyson Search speaks at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Tuesday night.

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