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What does a road district commissioner do?

One of the more surprising aspects of this year’s municipal election is that there are three contested races for the typically uncontentious position of...

Waterloo sets plan for huge February gas bill

The City of Waterloo on Friday announced its plan to tackle an exorbitant natural gas rate charged to the city as a result of...

Columbia candidates participate in virtual forum

Bob HillWes Hoeffken The Republic-Times and Columbia Chamber of Commerce teamed up to present a virtual candidates forum for contested Columbia municipal election races for...

Former Columbia mayor pleads guilty in federal court

Former Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson pleaded guilty Monday morning at U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis of...

Waterloo talks Moore Street, golf carts, gas

The Waterloo City Council last Monday night approved the appropriation of nearly $1 million toward a street resurfacing project that could take place later...

Lawsuit filed in fatal train, tractor crash

The family of a young Waterloo farmer who died when he was struck by a train while driving a tractor near Fults in June...

Waterloo generating power in midst of deep freeze

Due to an extreme cold blast throughout much of the United States, the availability of electricity is becoming an issue. Waterloo is trying to...

New dispatch center up and running

The latest tool to help protect Monroe County residents recently became fully operational, as the county’s new 911 dispatch center became fully functional in...

April election candidates file

The 2021 municipal election will see some contested races in Columbia and a new city council member in Waterloo, at least based on initial...

Monroe County population rises

Monroe County is the only Illinois county in the area whose population has grown in recent years, according to data released by the United...

County set to OK budget

The Monroe County Board held a special meeting Nov. 9 at the courthouse to review a tentative budget for the coming fiscal year that...

Green, Langhorst in county board race

Two candidates for Monroe County Commissioner – Republican George Green and Democrat Duane Langhorst – are running for the seat currently held by board...
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