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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Candidates discuss the issues in public forum held at WHS

(To view a video of the entire candidates forum, click here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53736285) Candidates running for county board, assessor and sheriff expressed their views on a variety...

Burger King likely coming to Columbia

Engaging in the popular Columbia pastime of guessing which new businesses would, could, should and will locate in the fair city, local developer Joe...

Schimpf reviews historic session

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) recently took stock of the historic legislative session that concluded in Springfield on June 2.  In a session that saw...

Schimpf decision pending

Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) told the Republic-Times that he plans to decide next month whether he will run for governor of Illinois...

Driver services facility moving in Waterloo

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White officially announced Monday that the driver services facility in Waterloo will relocate from its current space at 511...

Columbia seeks input on bottom development

Columbia residents are being asked to levy their opinions on which of four options for potential development of the American Bottom they would prefer. The...

Columbia development taking off

Doctors’ offices and a warehouse expansion are among developments in the works for the city of Columbia. Mercy Clinic Family Medicine will be located at...

Overdose totals analyzed

An increase in 2016 drug overdoses had cast a dark cloud over Monroe County, but 2017 numbers show a more positive outlook.  Monroe County Coroner...

Probst enjoys success with champion bulls

You’re usually warned to stay away from something that’s a “bunch of bull.” But Waterloo’s Jim Probst doesn’t heed this warning; he goes straight...

Locals attend inauguration, women’s march

Whether they witnessed the 45th presidential inauguration or the Women’s March on Washington last week, Monroe County residents who attended agree that they experienced...

Monroe County saw population boom in mid-1800s

This is the third installment in a monthly series looking back on Monroe County as part of its Bicentennial celebration in 2016. This piece...

County talks protest, COVID-19

The Monroe County Board discussed Saturday’s peaceful protest, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and finances during its Monday meeting.  Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told commissioners...
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