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Monday, November 30, 2020

Tax bills, police hires, cell tower topics for county

Monroe County Treasurer Kevin Koenigstein brought details of the 2019 property tax cycle to the regular meeting of the Monroe County Board on Monday. Real...

Columbia School Board OKs plan, contract

The Columbia School Board approved the school district’s detailed plan for school in the fall and a new contract with its educators at a...

Schweizer brewing new beverage

Matt Schweizer, Hopskeller Brewing Company founder, operating partner and brewer, is best known for making beer. But he is now adding coffee to his brewing...

R’casa brings ‘something new to Columbia’

The timing turned out to be unfortunate for the newest restaurant in Columbia.  R’casa Tex-Mex Restaurant opened less than a week before the state’s stay-at-home...

Concrete truck overturns near Columbia

Columbia police, fire and EMS personnel responded about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday to Route 3 just south of the Route 158 interchange for a report...

COVID cases continue

Monroe County recorded 75 COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the overall total to 291 cases and 13 deaths.  Eleven new cases were added...

Car stolen in Columbia

Columbia police and the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force are investigating the theft of an unlocked red 2006 Honda Civic early Saturday morning...

Evening lane closures on I-255 in Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced nighttime lane closures will occur on southbound I-255 from two miles north of Exit 6 in Columbia to...

Gas leak in Waterloo

Waterloo fire and police departments responded to a report of a gas leak at 947 N. Illinois Route 3 around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The fire...

IHSA going with modified sports schedule based on state guidance

Guidance for the future of high school and youth sports came Wednesday from Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois High School Association as state...

Catholic schools going in-person

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Belleville Jonathan Birdsong announced over the weekend that Catholic schools in the area will offer in-person...

Tracing tracks from Waterloo’s past

BY JOEY BIRRITTIER On June 15, hundreds of people gathered near the Monroe County Courthouse for “Waterloo Speaks” to protest racial inequality and police misconduct. The...