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Cannabis on county’s mind

The imminent legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1 and how Monroe County will deal with it was a major discussion item...

WPD getting LPR cameras

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved the purchase of license plate recognition cameras for the Waterloo Police Department.  The four LPR cameras will...

Friess to challenge Costello

A Republican attorney from Red Bud announced this week his intentions to run against State Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) in 2018. “I’m running for...

Coroner provides 2020 totals

The Monroe County coroner’s annual report for 2020 looked a little different than previous years, as a new subcategory was added to the “natural”...

Final election results

The Republic-Times reported election results as of press time last Tuesday night, though few of the races except those in Monroe County were final.  This...

Route 3 improvement project plans solidify

The much anticipated Route 3 improvement project in Waterloo appears to be very close to starting up. Waterloo Director of Public Works Tim Birk told...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

Sequestration may hurt schools, services

That nasty term "sequestration" reared its ugly head March 1, as the deadline for Congress to prevent across-the-board cuts to federal spending passed without...

Vaccine clinic Monday; Monroe County reports 102nd COVID death

Monroe County held another vaccine clinic to inoculate residents against the novel coronavirus. On Monday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, any county...

Columbia public safety outgrows its space

Columbia’s population has nearly doubled in the past 30 years, and emergency departments would like to see the public safety complex that houses the...

Republicans choose Liefer to run for state’s attorney

The Monroe County Republican Central Committee on Wednesday night approved the selection of Lucas Liefer as the party's candidate for state's attorney in the...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...
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