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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...

April 2021 election process starts

As November’s presidential election heats up, the April 2021 consolidated election process is beginning in Illinois.  Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said anyone interested in...

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...

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...

Rauner comes to county for Republican dinner

At about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, a dark SUV rolled up to the entrance of Turner Hall in Columbia, letting out Republican Governor Bruce Rauner,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

New dealership open at former Royal Gate location

A new automotive dealership called Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is currently fully operating and open for business at the former home of Royal...

New I-255 exit gets $33M

The Illinois General Assembly passed a $45 billion capital plan earlier this year and some of that money will be coming to this area.  Although...
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