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Saturday, November 28, 2020

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...

WHS student gets creative to help hospital

A Waterloo High School freshman is using his time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to keep up with his studies while also helping...

Restrictive reopening of courthouse begins Monday

During Monday's meeting of the Monroe County Board, Monroe County Health Department Director John Wagner discussed with commissioners ways to safely reopen the Monroe...

Guest Column: Monroe County’s late property tax bills are holding up Illinois income tax...

By Michael Braun, CPA of Braun Accounting & Tax Service in Waterloo Monroe County’s late 2017 property tax bills are still causing headaches for local taxpayers. ...

House fire south of Waterloo under investigation

Firefighters responded twice within a few hours early Sunday morning to a home at 4375 JJ Road south of Waterloo. The first call came shortly...

Friday evening structure fire in Dupo

The Dupo Fire Department received assistance from Cahokia, Camp Jackson, Columbia and Prairie du Pont firefighters in responding to a fire inside a former...

Fire destroys pole barn near East Carondelet

Multiple fire departments battled a blaze that destroyed a large pole barn in the 1300 block of Davis Street Ferry Road near East Carondelet...

Large warehouse fire in Sauget

Several fire departments battled a large commercial warehouse fire at 1401 Mississippi Avenue in Sauget on Thursday afternoon and into the night. A large...

Thursday morning fire call in Dupo

The Dupo Fire Department received assistance from the Cahokia, Columbia and Prairie du Pont fire departments in responding to a fire in the 2000...

Knobloch joins county board

A familiar face has returned to Monroe County government. During its meeting last Wednesday night, the Monroe County Republican Central Committee recommended to Monroe County...

COVID-19 survivor ‘one of the lucky ones’

At the Valmeyer Music Boosters Dinner Theater on March 14, Donna Mueller fell backstage.  Over the next few days, she started feeling a little sore...

Virus milestones are ‘lonely’ and ‘isolated’

In an era of drive-by birthday parties and drive-thru visitations, it is clear the coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually all areas of life.  That includes...