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April 2021 election process starts

As November’s presidential election heats up, the April 2021 consolidated election process is beginning in Illinois.  Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said anyone interested in...

Indoor dining and drinking to close in metro east

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that all indoor service at bars and restaurants in the metro east will be prohibited effective...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...

Tepens retire together

When Vernon and Joan Tepen first started working at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School and Gibault Catholic High School, respectively, they did not...

WHS turf field damaged by flooding

The turf athletic field and surrounding track at Waterloo High School may have been irreparably damaged by flooding, Superintendent Brian Charron told the Waterloo...

Differing plans for St. Clair County schools

The three St. Clair County school districts nearest to Monroe County are taking differing approaches to the start of the fall semester after the...

Eagle Scout project gives back

Donovan Wallace recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which helped address a problem he first noticed several years ago while playing baseball at Waterloo...

New COVID restrictions take place Tuesday

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday that the metro east region would have new restrictions put in place effective Tuesday to help slow the spread...

Tax bill breakdown

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed much of the world down, but Monroe County residents should actually receive their real estate tax bills about two...

Columbia schools switch to remote

In a change of course, the Columbia School District announced Monday it will begin its school year with remote learning only. The district had previously...

Waterloo OKs teachers contract

The Waterloo School Board approved a new one-year contract with the Waterloo Classroom Teachers’ Association at a special meeting Monday night.  Effective Aug. 1, the...

Monroe County at COVID warning level

Monroe County is among 13 counties in the state currently at a warning level for the novel coronavirus disease, the Illinois Department of Public...
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