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Monroe County OKs budget

The “double-edged sword” of increased tax revenues, which Monroe County Treasurer Kevin Koenigstein pointed out in March during his first quarterly budget review of...

Santa Float rides Dec. 14-23

The Santa Float will again make its way through Waterloo, bringing holiday cheer to all Dec. 14-23. A color-coded map is available at waterloo.il.us/our-community/santa-float that...

Columbia talks ‘home rule,’ passes levy

The Columbia City Council approved a tax levy and special use permit, discussed park rules and seated a new alderman, but a majority of...

Waterloo honors good neighbor

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night celebrated a good neighbor and approved a handful of measures. Chuck Green, a longtime member of the Waterloo...

More support for Southwest Connector

The Four-County Highway Coalition continues to see progress as it pushes for the Southwest Illinois Connector, a project that’s been in the works since...

Changes made to SAFE-T Act

Lawmakers on Thursday passed an amendment to the SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform’s provisions that will eliminate cash bail when the calendar hits 2023. The...

FNB completes bank buy

 First National Bank of Waterloo announced that its parent company, First Waterloo Bancshares, Inc., has acquired the outstanding shares of common stock of Village...

Locals named State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently announced the latest students earning State Scholars distinction.  The students are selected annually based on ACT or SAT exams...

Respiratory tripledemic getting worse

Hospitals across the region are experiencing a strain on their capacities due to a spike in respiratory illnesses during what has been referred to...

New judicial circuit created

Most counties in Illinois have been preparing for implementation of the SAFE-T Act at the beginning of 2023, with many trying to anticipate challenges...

Toddler’s death mourned

One-year-old Ozzy Embrich of Red Bud passed away in his sleep last Tuesday, after which the community expressed sympathy to the family. Per the Randolph...

Election filings begin Monday

The window to file petitions for candidacy in the April 2023 municipal elections opens this coming Monday and continues through Dec. 19. Several people have...
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