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Vaccine clinics this week; COVID death count lowered

The Monroe County Health Department announced on Tuesday the dates for three more clinics for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  The county will administer...

startUP gives back to Valmeyer

The Valmeyer Village Board met in regular session April 6 to discuss upcoming projects and to hear a report about the recent 5Kave event...

County talks COVID funds, Oak Hill

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners received a report Monday on COVID funds received in the last fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, 2020....

Monroe County hires first black deputy

Monroe County has the first black deputy in its 205-year history after Sheriff Neal Rohlfing swore in Calvin Savage at the Monroe County Board...

Columbia set to OK budget

COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of life in Monroe County, and financial planning for the City of Columbia is no different.  Columbia City Administrator...

Dupo mayor re-elected; other results

At press time last week, the results of mail-in ballots, write-in votes and some votes in St. Clair County were not known.  Write-in and mail...

Illinois begins redistricting process

A process that can influence elections in Illinois for a decade began last week when the Senate Redistricting Committee met for the first time.  That...

New blood in Columbia

There will soon be new blood in Columbia City Hall after three individuals who have not served in city government won election Tuesday night.  Monroe...

Waterloo zoning head resigns

The resignation of a city official and police detective along with steps to approve the upcoming fiscal year budget were among matters recently brought...

What does a road district commissioner do?

One of the more surprising aspects of this year’s municipal election is that there are three contested races for the typically uncontentious position of...

Former Columbia mayor pleads guilty in federal court

Former Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson pleaded guilty Monday morning at U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis of...

Who will be mayor in Columbia?

There are two candidates for the office of Mayor of Columbia in the April 6 municipal election.  Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill and Columbia City...
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