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Waterloo hires new building inspector

The City of Waterloo announced the hiring of Brad Yearian as its new building inspector/code administrator during Monday’s city council meeting. Yearian, 47, a Waterloo...

County pledges funding for levee repairs

Some federal funds allocated to Monroe County as a result of the COVID pandemic may be used to fund local levee repairs. The Monroe County...

Public works at forefront of Columbia meeting

The Columbia City Council meeting last Tuesday evening shifted the city’s philosophy concerning its public works department.  During the meeting, Columbia City Administrator Doug Brimm...

County talks COVID funds

Monroe County Treasurer Kevin Koenigstein updated commissioners on the status of American Rescue Plan Funds that have reached the county to date during Tuesday’s...

Liefer talks judicial circuit changes

In August, Gov. JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2406, which contains an amendment that will bring changes to Monroe County’s judicial circuit come Dec....

Columbia evaluating parks system

Columbia Director of Community Development Scott Dunakey last Tuesday outlined the role of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in the city’s upcoming...

Follow-up on jury selection freeze-out

Despite multiple efforts to obtain access or records, the Republic-Times still has no official account of the typically public process of jury selection in...

Indoor mask mandate; vaccines required for educators and health care workers

A statewide indoor mask mandate will take effect starting Monday in Illinois due to a COVID resurgence in recent weeks. In addition, educators and...

Columbia begins comprehensive plan process

Monday night approved a recommendation to select Shockey Consulting for its upcoming comprehensive plan project and for GIS services. Columbia Director of Community Development Scott...

Cornerstone Laine back in play?

While Cornerstone Laine was not mentioned specifically, the Waterloo City Council on Monday amended city code to allow for an override of zoning board...

COVID spike continues

Monroe County is seeing an average of about 15 new COVID-19 cases a day, with 115 active cases and three people hospitalized as of...

Lowry pleads guilty

Over two years after lying to a federal task force about his insurance dealings, former Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry appeared at the federal...
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