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County, Oak Hill talk COVID

The coronavirus pandemic was a main point of discussion during Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board. The meeting...

Coronavirus maintains its grip: 74 cases, 11 deaths in county

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 74 positive cases and 11 deaths in Monroe County, with much...

City, county finances in limbo

Almost everyone, from individuals to businesses, have seen their finances affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the same is true for local...

Cities OK budgets in uncertain times

The Waterloo and Columbia city councils on Monday night approved budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal year despite an uncertain economic future due...

Unemployment skyrockets in county

One of the most devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the toll it is taking on the workforce, with millions of...

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.

Knobloch joins county board

A familiar face has returned to Monroe County government. During its meeting last Wednesday...

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...

County board hosts first virtual meeting

The Monroe County Board conducted its first-ever “virtual meeting” Monday in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the...

I-255 lane closure near Cahokia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the northbound right lane of I-255 at milepost 12.4 near Cahokia closed Friday and will...

Republic-Times wins state awards

The Republic-Times newspaper, covering Monroe County and surrounding areas for 130 years, was announced this week as...
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