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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...

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...

Setback for Sunset Overlook

The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court ruled last Tuesday against Sunset Overlook, upholding an earlier ruling by Judge Julia Gomric in Monroe County Circuit...

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....

Monroe County Fair canceled

Calling it a "difficult decision," the Monroe County Fair Association announced Tuesday night the cancellation of the 2020 Monroe County Fair due to the...

Monroe County shows compassion, concern in wake of protests

The effects of a nationwide response to the recent death of George Floyd in Minnesota while in police custody has filtered down to Monroe...

COVID cases rise in Monroe County

The coronavirus continued its recent spread in Monroe County, with 32 new cases reported over the past week.  There are 66 cases active in the...

Monroe County reports 12th coronavirus death; Cedarhurst worker tests positive

Monroe County reported another death related to coronavirus on Saturday in addition to a new case.  There are now 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19 here,...

Monroe County sends message as state modifies reopening plans

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday “asking for relief from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...
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