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Monday, April 6, 2020

No same-sex marriage licenses until June 1

Updating an article from last week, Monroe County Clerk Dennis Knobloch said that his office has decided not to issue same-sex marriage licenses early...

Sales tax question going to voters

The Waterloo School Board on Monday night voted unanimously in favor of placing a resolution seeking a one percent sales tax on March 15...

Waterloo Commons tax extended

Pictured, City of Waterloo crews remove snow from Main Street late Monday night. Waterloo Director of Public Works Tim Birk told...

Concern locally over cannabis legalization

Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1438 into law last Tuesday, making recreational marijuana legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1. 

Reitz discusses plans

State Rep. Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville) spoke with the Republic-Times Tuesday to discuss his plans for the spring...

County voter info part of statewide cyber attack

The records of more than 3,000 registered voters in Monroe County may have been viewed during a summer cyber attack on the state election...

Columbia DOPW contract turmoil

Monday’s meeting of the Columbia City Council packed the house. Whether they were there to see the city’s newest law enforcement officers take their oaths...

Mixed opinions on minimum wage hike

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday that would increase the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2025.  It passed along...

Assessments released

The 2017 Monroe County property assessments are out, starting the process for tax bills.  A partial assessment list appears in this week's issue of the...

Millstadt fires considered suspicious

It was a busy Monday morning for area firefighters, who responded to two suspicious fires along the same road near Millstadt within 30 minutes...

Columbia, Dupo partner on development

Good neighbors help each other out. They can make life better for each other. But rarely do they share in the rewards of their...

Waterloo schools to change bus policy

The Waterloo School District is holding public meetings this week for parents concerned about a new bus policy slated for implementation next school year. The...
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