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Indoor mask mandate; vaccines required for educators and health care workers

A statewide indoor mask mandate will take effect starting Monday in Illinois due to a COVID resurgence in recent weeks. In addition, educators and...

Vaccine clinic Monday as COVID cases dwindle

The number of active coronavirus cases in Monroe County was down to just nine on Monday. That is the fewest active cases since last...

Less than half of locals vaccinated

A total of 54 shots were administered July 8 during a COVID vaccine clinic at the Monroe County Health Department office in Waterloo. Some of...

Columbia annexation aggravation

The Columbia City Council met for more than three hours in regular session on July 6. Nearly one third of that time was dedicated...

Bear sightings continue out of area

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple reports of a large bear seen roaming through...

Vaccinated residents entered into $10M lottery

If you are among those who received COVID vaccinations, you could win cash or a scholarship through a new promotion announced Thursday by Gov....

Locals receive latest PPP funding

Congress passed and President Joe Biden recently signed the American Rescue Plan Act, providing an additional $7.25 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program, and...

Waterloo sidewalks coming together

Waterloo’s plans to connect its walkways are coming together. Last week, workers were seen constructing a sidewalk along South Market Street from Route 3 to...

Zoning board opposes recovery residence

The Waterloo Zoning Board of appeals went against the recommendation of the Waterloo Planning Commission on Thursday night when it voted 5-2 against two...

Four coronavirus cases in Monroe County; 2 deaths in St. Clair County; 6 Randolph...

Monroe County health officials reported a fourth positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said it is a woman...

Missouri man, woman to be charged with Columbia bank robbery

Columbia police worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and area agencies to help track down those responsible for robbing Commerce Bank in Columbia...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...
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