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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...

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...
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