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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...

Lawsuit filed in toddler’s death

The parents of a 17-month-old boy who died after choking at a Columbia child care center in January filed a 32-count lawsuit in Monroe...

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...

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...

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...

COVID continues to run rampant

Monroe County recorded its second-highest ever daily number of cases Monday as the pandemic continues to run rampant in the area. The county has...

Coronavirus case at Waterloo Burger King; regional reopening plan unveiled

Monroe County is up to 83 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, one of which is an employee at Burger King in Waterloo....

Baldwin power plant closing by 2025

The coal-fired power plant in Baldwin is set for closure by the end of the year 2025 or “sooner should economic or other conditions...

Gallagher’s to close temporarily

Gallagher’s Restaurant in Waterloo announced that it will be temporarily closing Jan. 1 to allow for renovations on its building.  “Our concept is to reinvest...

OSHA ‘overreach’ upsets health department head

On Friday afternoon, Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner sent several media outlets a copy of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration letter...

Columbia senior care facility fined again

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced last week that Integrity Healthcare of Columbia has been fined again for various violations.  The IDPH fined the...

Monroe County coronavirus case count at 89

The coronavirus continued its slow spread through Monroe County in recent days.  The county now has 89 confirmed cases of the virus, while the death...
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