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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

State budget, laws passed

Springfield saw its usual flurry of political activity Memorial Day weekend, as lawmakers passed a budget and several notable bills in the waning hours...

Levee officials discuss challenges

Representatives of three levee districts in southern Monroe County discussed challenges they are facing in preserving the integrity of their areas against flooding with...

Columbia City Council honors Kish

The City of Columbia honored recently retired Immaculate Conception School Principal Mike Kish Monday night.  In recognition of “the significant impact Mike Kish has had...

Waterloo’s new alderman excited about role

The Waterloo City Council has a new alderman, and he’s proud to be representing his ward. Matt Buettner, 36, ran unopposed for the Ward I...

Illinois to lose House seat

The U.S. Census Bureau announced recently that Illinois is one of seven states poised to lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives...

Legislative districts change

The Illinois General Assembly passed new state legislative district maps on Friday that change the House and Senate districts in which Monroe county resides,...

Columbia may cut committees

The first full meeting of the newest Columbia City Council focused on adjusting to change. Two items of lengthy discussion Monday night involved the extension...

Country Club Lane concerns

Concerns over the condition of Country Club Lane by City of Waterloo residents who travel on it regularly took center stage during Monday’s Waterloo...

Valmeyer hopeful of Midsummer Classic

At the May 4 meeting of the Valmeyer Village Board, the Valmeyer Jaycees presented a tentative schedule of events for its 2021 Midsummer Classic...

Outgoing Columbia officials reflect

At the May 3 Columbia City Council meeting, Jim Agne, Gene Ebersohl and Wes Hoeffken were recognized for their contributions to the community –...

Langsdorf ‘privileged and honored’ to serve

In the small Valmeyer community, many public servants have been helping the village in one form or another for decades.  One fewer person will now...

New Columbia mayor takes office

The Columbia City Council will now have four new faces at its meetings after a new mayor, city clerk and two aldermen were sworn...
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