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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...

Strong early voting in Monroe County

Monroe County is experiencing heavy early voter turnout ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said a total of 3,138...

I-255 project to be completed by Nov. 1

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced during a visit to the region Thursday that the Interstate 255 rehabilitation project will...

Candidates speak at forum

Election Day is Nov. 3, and candidates for races Monroe County residents can participate in took part in a candidates forum Wednesday night in...

Route 3 road work in Randolph County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Route 3 from First Street in Ruma north to the Monroe County line will be intermittently restricted...

Strong start to voting in Monroe County

Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean reported Saturday that there have been 837 early voters and 183 mail-in ballots turned in for the Nov. 3...

State offers guidance for safe Halloween during COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday issued guidance to help residents celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines include following the "Three...

Waterloo connecting its walkways

A loop of interconnected sidewalks and multi-use paths through Waterloo is moving closer to fruition. The Waterloo City Council last Tuesday night approved a task...
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