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Waterloo hosted race riot trial

Dr. Leroy Bundy Nearly 100 years ago, Waterloo became center stage of one of the final legal acts...

County fair set to impress

Monroe County is once again geared up and ready to host one of the state’s preeminent county fairs, complete with several special events scheduled...

Snowy Friday crashes in Monroe County

Emergency personnel responded to a handful of vehicle crashes in snowy conditions throughout Monroe County on Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., a two-vehicle crash...

Lawmakers react to Quinn’s state address

On Feb. 6, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presented his fifth "State of the State" address, laying out an agenda that includes letting same-sex couples...

Distillery, crematorium proposed

The Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday voted to recommend county board approval of rezoning for a proposed distillery in Columbia and proposed crematorium...

County board talks roads, bonds

The Monroe County Board opened the new year with its first meeting Monday morning. County engineer Aaron Metzger reported on several highway issues, including word...

I-255 lane restrictions begin next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that daily lane restrictions will be encountered on both eastbound and westbound I-255 at exit 6...

Monroe County levees discussed with Corps

County officials and local levee district commissioners met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood safety personnel in Fairview Heights last Wednesday. The meeting was...

April 9, 2013 Election Results

Below are the results of the April 9, 2013 area municipal election broken down by city or village. For additional results, click here. These...

As river rises, so does community

The threat of flooding has brought community service and volunteer efforts to the fore in Monroe County...

Governor signs bill to pay cities

The Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 2039 Monday morning, and municipalities around the state breathed a collective sigh of relief. The Illinois House of...

Pilot uninjured in ultralight plane crash near Columbia

A Collinsville man escaped injury when his patriotic colored ultralight experimental aircraft went down into a tall field of corn in rural Monroe County...

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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