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Waterloo OKs tax levy increase

With two aldermen voting against, the Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved an ordinance levying slightly more  taxes for the current...

Route 3 repairs begin Sept. 30 between Columbia and Waterloo

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Route 3 from Gilmore Lake Road in Columbia to Halifax Drive in Waterloo will be...

Columbia considers cannabis

The Columbia Committee of the Whole met Monday night to discuss how it is going to handle marijuana businesses when the drug...

Columbia trail issue revived

The Gedern Village Homeowners Association on Monday night renewed its interest in the stretch of an abandoned railroad track right-of-way in Columbia...

County OKs balanced budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved its budget for fiscal year 2020, which began Dec. 1 and ends Nov. 30. 

The highs and lows of cannabis

Local governments throughout the state are starting the process of deciding whether they will allow marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions when the...

Gardner is new chamber head

Candace Gardner The business community in Waterloo has a new member, as Candace Gardner started Monday as the...

County moves on road projects

The Monroe County Board approved two road improvement projects at its meeting on Tuesday.   Monroe County Engineer Aaron...

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...

Wedding venue zoning request tabled

A request to rezone a barn wedding venue in the 1400 block of Centerville Road in rural...

Armed bank robbery remains part of Columbia folklore

It was business as usual at Monroe National Bank in Columbia on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1951. Viola Frank, bookkeeper and teller, would soon welcome her...

Sunset Overlook granted stay

In a victory for Sunset Overlook, Judge Julia Gomric temporarily suspended her order against the embattled Columbia establishment on Sept. 20. 
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