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Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...

Dupo advances to state tourney; Eagles, ‘Dogs fall

The Dupo softball team advanced to the state tourney for the first time since 2009 with two big wins over the holiday weekend. The Tigers...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the Waterloo Walmart, 961 N. Market Street, after a vehicle came to rest next to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing stated...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

Fatal helicopter crash in Red Bud

A helicopter crashed into a building in Red Bud on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of its 74-year-old pilot from Red Bud. The crash...

Rollover crash south of Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded to a rollover crash in the area of Route 3 and Crook Road south of Waterloo shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. It...

Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

End of the trail for Camp Vandeventer

After 100 years of providing camping, leadership training and memories for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  in the area, Camp Vandeventer at 3464 Trout...

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...

Head-on crash south of Hecker

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 10:45 p.m. Friday to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 159 just north of LL Road south of Hecker...
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