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Friday, January 22, 2021

Restrictions lessened in metro east

The Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday that Region 4, which is all metro east counties including Monroe County, moved to Tier 2...

Toddler dies following choking incident

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a male toddler reported to be choking at Carrot Patch,...

Helping Strays hires full-time vet

The new year is off to a positive start at Helping Strays of Monroe County, as operations began Monday in a new surgical suite.  Performing...

Bryant moves to Senate

Republican Terri Bryant officially moved over to the Illinois Senate last Wednesday, taking over the seat representing the 58th Senate district that Paul Schimpf...

Friess begins House term

Republican David Friess began his first term representing the 116th Congressional District when he was sworn in Jan. 13 in Springfield.  “It is a great...

Vaccine in high demand

Monroe County hosted its first COVID vaccine clinic for members of the general public on Monday. The county also revealed the process people will use,...

Police officials decry criminal justice bill

Neal RohlfingJason DonjonJeff Prosise The Illinois General Assembly narrowly passed a sweeping criminal justice omnibus bill last Wednesday shortly before the 102nd General Assembly members...

Millstadt to start streetscape project

Millstadt is gearing up to begin a small streetscape project on about two blocks of one of the town’s main roads.  Mayor Michael Todd said...

Waterloo honors good neighbor

The Waterloo City Council recognized a local man for helping neighbors during Monday’s meeting at City Hall.  Glen Bieber was presented the Good Neighbor Award...

Monday injury crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded at about 12:35 p.m. Monday to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Crestview Drive and North Metter Avenue in...

Vaccination clinic successful; Monroe County at 70 COVID deaths

Monroe County hosted its first vaccination clinic for individuals in the 1b group Monday at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo. "The clinic went...

Fatal crash in Lenzburg

Two men died in a crash involving an SUV and tractor-trailer Sunday afternoon in Lenzburg. Illinois State Police said the crash occurred shortly after 4:10...
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