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What to expect in 2021

The question on many people’s minds as we begin 2021 is how much it will resemble years before the novel coronavirus pandemic.  • One key...

Bigger plans for Schimpf?

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) confirmed on his official campaign social media pages Monday night that he is considering a run for Illinois governor.  That...

Liefer ‘hit the ground running’

After about a month on the job, Lucas Liefer’s prediction that his experience as assistant state’s attorney would help him in his new...

Vaccine prep for long-term facilities

As the  vaccination of health care workers for COVID-19 continues, residents and employees of long-term care facilities in Monroe County will soon have the...

Columbia receives clean audit

The first meeting of the Columbia City Council in 2021 consisted of a review of city finances and accounting from the previous year. Jim Schmersahl...

Census success, bottoms buyout topics for Monroe County Board

The Monroe County Board learned that its residents were tops in Illinois for self-responding to the 2020 U.S. Census during Monday’s regular meeting at...

Family Video closing all stores

Family Video is closing its 100 Plaza Drive location in Waterloo. Family Video announced the closing of all remaining locations Jan. 6.  All stores have...

Vehicle theft, break-ins in Columbia

Police are investigating a stolen vehicle and thefts from several unlocked vehicles late Monday night into early Tuesday morning in Columbia. A black 2016...

Stolen vehicle stop attempt on I-255

A Columbia police officer attempted to stop a vehicle Sunday afternoon that was reported stolen elsewhere just a few days before. Police said a white...

Saturday night theft from Columbia Schnucks

Police are investigating a theft from the Schnucks grocery store in Columbia on Saturday evening. The incident occurred about 6:35 p.m. at the store,...

More deaths as Monroe County receives vaccine

From Monroe County up to the national level, much of the data related to the coronavirus pandemic is pointing in the right direction even...

Wednesday night theft from Columbia Walgreens

Police are investigating the Wednesday night theft of more than $300 worth of alcohol from Walgreens Pharmacy in Columbia. The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m....
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