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Protests make way to Monroe County

Over 50 individuals gathered in front of Columbia City Hall last Thursday to protest racism and police...

Republicans gather for Fall Victory Dinner

The Monroe County Republican Central Committee hosted its annual Fall Victory Dinner at Turner Hall in Columbia on Thursday night, with candidates for various...

Trantham to retire as WPD chief

Waterloo Police Chief Jim Trantham announced his retirement at the end of Monday's Waterloo City Council meeting. Calling it "bittersweet," Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith read...

Waterloo trail connector stalled

A joint trail connector project between Waterloo and Monroe County has stalled due to lack of funding. The county and city sought to fund the...

Senior Police Academy draws a crowd

Waterloo police officer Scott Spencer surveyed a room full of senior citizens last Wednesday at City Hall as a merry expression spread across his...

Brauer running for sheriff

A familiar figure in Monroe County law enforcement circles is seeking the Republican party nomination for sheriff in the March 2014 primary. Joseph Brauer, 62,...

Martin running for state’s attorney

Following the announcement of current Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann on Thursday that he is running...

Candidates file for 2020 election

Monroe County residents now know the candidates in the 2020 election, as Monday marked the final day Republican and Democratic candidates for...

Driver services facility moving?

A spokesman for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office confirmed last week with the Republic-Times that the driver services facility in Waterloo is...

County board meetings on the move

The semi-monthly public meetings of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners were on the move Monday. The Feb. 4 meeting began at its new...

County approves new fiscal year budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners launched its new fiscal year in a lengthy session on Monday, approving a budget by a 2-1 vote. The...

Columbia drafting cannabis zoning

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