Waterloo ups its trash rate

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved an increase in the monthly household charge for trash and recycling pickup and approved a handful of other measures. The new monthly…

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Little surprise in primary

Tuesday’s primary election saw somewhat below average voter turnout, though some Monroe County residents still packed into their polling places throughout the day. In the race between Darren Bailey and…

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Columbia biz district gets OK

In contrast to two lengthy public hearings about a proposed business district in the northern part of Columbia covering several hours, the same topic was discussed and approved within minutes…

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County makes appointments

A number of recent resignations and retirements had the Monroe County Board playing musical chairs during Monday’s meeting.  Brian Coats was appointed to the Monroe County Board of Appeals, filling…

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Bost, Bailey in primary showdown

Republican voters will decide their nominee for Illinois 12th Congressional District U.S. Representative on March 19 between incumbent Mike Bost and challenger Darren Bailey.  The 12th District encompasses mostly the…

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Primary primer

With the 2024 primary election set to take place this coming Tuesday, Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean provided an update on early voting as well as some advice for those…

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