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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Police on lookout for drag racers

Illinois State Police alerted local law enforcement of a drag racing incident involving an orange Ford Focus and gray Lexus shortly before 3:30 p.m....

Small tractor fire near Millstadt

The Columbia Fire Department responded shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday to a fully involved small tractor fire on a farm located off Triple Lakes...

Wednesday morning DUI crash in Columbia

Columbia police, fire and EMS personnel responded shortly before 8:55 a.m. Wednesday to a crash involving a car and a semi tractor-trailer on Route...

Reopening plans proposed

As data appears to show social distancing and stay at home orders have slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal and state officials...

Health care providers fight the good fight

Jay PickettMarla SmithToni Michels For all those at essential businesses, going to work during a pandemic can be fraught with anxiety about making ends meet,...

Cities OK budgets in uncertain times

The Waterloo and Columbia city councils on Monday night approved budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal year despite an uncertain economic future due to the...

Law enforcement surprises Hopkins twins

More than 70 police squad vehicles with lights and sirens drove through Waterloo on Friday.  These cars, from numerous law enforcement agencies including those in...

Locals get creative to stay busy

During Illinois’ stay at home order, a challenge many people face is boredom.  Parents have children to occupy, not to mention themselves, as they stay...

School officials reflect on closure

After Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that Illinois’ schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year, local school leaders took to...

Unemployment skyrockets in county

One of the most devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the toll it is taking on the workforce, with millions of Americans filing...

Man who fled police had stolen truck

A Lenzburg man was charged with a felony following a Wednesday morning incident that started in Columbia and ended in rural St. Clair County....

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May. The changes include...