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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Waterloo sidewalks coming together

Waterloo’s plans to connect its walkways are coming together. Last week, workers were seen constructing a sidewalk along South Market Street from Route 3 to...

Southwest Illinois Connector sees some progress

After being talked about for decades, the massive Southwest Illinois Connector project is getting closer to starting construction, as it recently secured new funding...

So far, so good with this year’s corn

It’s almost impossible to miss it even at highway speed as one drives through Monroe County, but the second crop of the summer’s big...

Shed fire south of Waterloo

The Red Bud Fire Department responded shortly after 3:10 p.m Tuesday to a shed fire in the 6600 block of Shields Lane off Route...

Good Samaritan dies at crash site

Many were stunned at the news of Roger Muertz’ sudden passing, but none were surprised that he was trying to help someone. Muertz, 57, of...

It’s county fair time

With last year’s event canceled due to COVID-19, Monroe County Fair Association President Don Schrader is proud to proclaim this year’s fair will be...

Schools make COVID plans

Last week, the Illinois State Board of Education announced a highly anticipated statement regarding mask usage in schools. Many found the original statement confusing, but...

Columbia mulls new TIF district

As one tax increment financing district ends in Columbia, another one may be beginning.  At last Tuesday’s Columbia City Council meeting, Columbia Director of Community...

Woman bitten by her own dog due to fireworks

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to the report of a woman who was bitten by her own dog...

Guilty plea in Trooper Hopkins death

An East St. Louis man entered a guilty plea Friday in federal court for the 2019 shooting death of Illinois State Police Trooper Nick...

Stolen vehicle report south of Waterloo

Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle south of Waterloo that was found abandoned nearby a short time later. At about 12:30 a.m., a...

Early morning arrest at Columbia gas station

Suspects who drove away from an early Friday morning traffic stop attempt in East St. Louis were apprehended at a Columbia gas station. East St....
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