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Monday, November 30, 2020

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Columbia

Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel responded shortly before 4 p.m. Monday to a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 3 and...

Gas line break in Columbia

Columbia police and fire department personnel responded about 8:30 a.m. Saturday to a broken two-inch gas line near residences in the 600 block of...

I-255 northbound lane closures near Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane closures will be encountered on I-255 northbound near Columbia at milepost 6.4 this coming Monday and Tuesday. The...

Rollover crash west of Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday to a rollover crash reported somewhere on Route 156 west of Waterloo. The 911 caller disconnected...

Medical call in Columbia

Columbia police and Columbia EMS responded about 1 a.m. Thursday to a report of a woman in her 40s that was not conscious but...

Police nab 2 after fleeing I-255 traffic stop

Two people are in custody after driving away from a traffic stop on I-255 between Columbia and Dupo late Wednesday morning. Shortly after 11:20...

Monroe County tops 100 coronavirus cases

It took roughly 10 weeks from the first reported case, but Monroe County passed the century mark of coronavirus cases last week.  There are now...

Protests make way to Monroe County

Over 50 individuals gathered in front of Columbia City Hall last Thursday to protest racism and police brutality.  This event, which involved predominately younger people...

Brighter outlook for Sunset Overlook

The Columbia Plan Commission met Monday night for initial discussion of proposed text amendments to zoning codes for two types of businesses.  The majority of...

Churches preach safety upon reopening

One of the most contentious aspects of measures across the country intended to slow the spread of coronavirus has been the prohibition of religious...

Familiar faces return to Red Bud winery

A pair of familiar faces have brought a winery back to Red Bud.  Matthew Mollet and Cintia Hecht opened De Vinos Winery at 1522 State...

Longtime Columbia teacher retires

When Denise Cogo started teaching kindergarten at Parkview Elementary School in Columbia in the fall of 1998, she took over for Linda Schmersahl, who...