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Illinois budget relies on federal aid

Gov. JB Pritzker delivered a combination State of the State and budget address last Wednesday in a pre-recorded speech filmed at the Illinois State...

Water main break near Lake Mildred

The Monroe County Highway Department was alerted to a large Fountain Water District water main break near Lake Mildred at G and Bluff roads. Crews...

Gas leak near YMCA

The Columbia Fire Department responded around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a strong smell of gas outside a vacant building off Caring Way and EE...

Vehicle flees Columbia traffic stop

A vehicle sped away from a traffic stop attempt in Columbia early Sunday morning. Shortly after 7:30 a.m., a Columbia police officer attempted to...

Virus cases continue to slow

Monroe County recently crossed a milestone in cases, as there have now been 4,052 COVID-19 cases here since the pandemic began.  There was just one...

R-T absorbs Independent

The Monroe County Independent announced Wednesday that it has been sold and turned over to the Republic-Times, ceasing publication after 20 years.  "I am leaving the local news...

Lydia is cancer-free

Josh and Kayla Boyer and their daughter Lydia love NED.  When the family learned that recent tests showed an absence of cancer on Lydia’s spine,...

Vaccine inequity examined

Monroe County residents who want to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus should not expect to get the shot here in...

Record showing for WHS Speech Team

The Waterloo High School Speech Team will have students compete in a record eight individual events at the IHSA state competition following another excellent...

Volunteering made easier in Waterloo

Earlier this year, Amanda Chase was researching ways she could volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr.’s annual Day of Service.  More specifically, the attorney at...

Fire alarm at Oak Hill

The Waterloo Fire Department responded shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday to Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation, 623 Hamacher Street, for a report of...

Local high school students on impeachment

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump concluded Saturday, with Trump once again being acquitted of the charges leveled against him.  The House...
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