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County talks protest, COVID-19

The Monroe County Board discussed Saturday’s peaceful protest, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and finances during its Monday meeting.  Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told commissioners...

I-255 northbound lane closures near Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane closures will be encountered on I-255 northbound near Columbia at milepost 6.4 this coming Monday and Tuesday. The...

Monroe County tops 100 coronavirus cases

It took roughly 10 weeks from the first reported case, but Monroe County passed the century mark of coronavirus cases last week.  There are now...

Monroe County up to 104 coronavirus cases

As all regions of Illinois lessened restrictions, Monroe County reported more cases of coronavirus – including three at a senior living facility and another...

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...

Oak Hill gets new administrator

The Monroe County Board approved a new administrator for the county-run senior care facility during Monday’s meeting at the courthouse.  Brian Koontz will take over...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid 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,...

County updates salaries, talks Oak Hill

The Monroe County Board updated salaries for three elected county positions, heard updates on Oak Hill and discussed other matters during its May 18...

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...

Bus route change for local riders

To streamline services and meet the changing needs of its customer base, the St. Clair County Transit District announced bus route changes, including one...

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...