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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Veto session wrap-up

Illinois lawmakers finished their legislative responsibilities for the year on Thursday as the General Assembly concluded this year’s veto session. 

Columbia drafting cannabis zoning

The future of a possible cannabis dispensary in Columbia took a step forward at Tuesday's city council committee meeting.

More drama for Sunset Overlook

The liquor license of Sunset Overlook in Columbia is under review, but not by the city’s liquor commissioner, Mayor Kevin Hutchinson.

Judge Doyle to retire

Judge Dennis Doyle Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Doyle is set to retire next year. 

Cannabis biz ban in Waterloo

Waterloo is saying no to weed, at least when it comes to allowing recreational cannabis businesses in town. In...

Concerns over proposed cell tower

The Monroe County Board on Monday listened to concerns from rural Columbia residents in regard to a proposed new AT&T cell tower.

Officials mulling cannabis

As Waterloo and Columbia take steps to decide whether they will allow adult-use recreational marijuana businesses in their towns, other local governments...

Local projects in capital plan

Lawmakers and Illinois Department of Transportation officials released details last week of work planned as part of the approximately $45 billion capital...

Waterloo weighs in on weed

After hearing from residents on the issue during a public hearing last Tuesday, the Waterloo planning and ordinance committees voted 5-3 on...

Miles Cemetery prairie protected

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will soon recognize the natural prairie area adjacent to the Miles...

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...

Holder joins 116th race

The Republican field for state representative of the 116th district got a little more crowded, as David...

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