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Columbia drafting cannabis zoning

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

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...

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...

Cannabis biz ban in Waterloo

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

Elmore drops out of race

Monroe County Commissioner Bob Elmore said Monday that he will no longer be seeking re-election after fellow...

New trail OK’d in Columbia

Pictured is a map of the future Bolm-Schuhkraft Connector Trail set to be constructed next year in Columbia.

Green joins county board race

Republican George Green announced Tuesday that he plans to challenge incumbent Republican Bob Elmore for a spot...

Holder joins 116th race

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

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 OKs dispatching contract

The Waterloo City Council on Monday approved its end of a three-year agreement for emergency dispatching services provided by the Monroe County...

Judge Doyle to retire

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

County talks dispatching, pot, UTVs

The Monroe County Association for Home and Community Education was recognized for its contributions to the area by the week of...

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Successful search for injured woman at Fults nature preserve

Maeystown Fire Department, Monroe County EMS, Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Prairie du Rocher Fire Department personnel responded shortly after 2:30 p.m....

Bootsie’s temporarily closed

Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.
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