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Monday, November 30, 2020

Assessor explains property value increase

Despite many tax rates throughout Monroe County remaining steady or dropping slightly, many residents, particularly in Waterloo, may have been surprised by some of...

‘God’s timing’ brings new pastor to Valmeyer

Steve Boorsma, the new pastor of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, is a man who readily admits his faults, being a...

Differing plans for St. Clair County schools

The three St. Clair County school districts nearest to Monroe County are taking differing approaches to the start of the fall semester after the...

New I-255 interchange in process

Work is still progressing on the planned I-255 interchange in Dupo, though there is still not an estimate on when actual construction might begin.  Dupo...

Boutique Bn open in Dupo

Dupo welcomed a new business recently, as Boutique Bn opened its doors for the first time.  That store offers a variety of goods, collectibles, antiques,...

Eagle Scout project gives back

Donovan Wallace recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which helped address a problem he first noticed several years ago while playing baseball at Waterloo...

Woman injured in gun mishap

A firearm mishap that resulted in injury in rural Monroe County is under investigation. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Monroe County EMS responded about...

Rollover crash in Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded about 4:45 p.m. Monday to a crash on HH Road between North Moore Street and Gall Road in Waterloo. A Chevrolet Malibu...

Motorcycle crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday to a motorcycle crash on the Route 3 northbound exit ramp onto northbound I-255 in Columbia. The...

Friday crash in Waterloo

Fortunately, no injuries were reported following a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 near North Moore Street about 2:45 p.m. Friday. Waterloo police said a...

New COVID restrictions take place Tuesday

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday that the metro east region would have new restrictions put in place effective Tuesday to help slow the spread...

Driver crashes after eluding police in Columbia

A driver who sped away from a traffic stop attempt on I-255 crashed in Columbia on Friday morning. Shortly before 9:45 a.m., a Columbia...