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County talks road plans, marijuanna

The Monroe County Board discussed the future of roads and cannabis on Monday morning. Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger...

New laws for 2020

The Illinois General Assembly passed hundreds of new laws last year that will affect citizens in 2020.  Here are...

Out with the 2010s

As this decade comes to a close, many people are taking time to reflect on what happened in their lives. 

Connector task force finishes report

The Southwest Illinois Connector Task Force has completed a draft of its report and will finalize that...

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...

Martin, Korando race heating up

Ryan Martin Celeste Korando Monroe County Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Martin recently had an...

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...

Columbia preps for green new year

After advising zoning language changes be drafted for a potential cannabis dispensary last month, Columbia City Council voted Monday night to make...

County finances in good shape

The findings of an audit of Monroe County’s finances were discussed at a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners Thursday morning.

No marijuana in Maeystown

As expected, the Maeystown Village Board unanimously voted at its meeting last Monday night to pass an ordinance totally prohibiting recreational cannabis...

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...

County OKs balanced budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved its budget for fiscal year 2020, which began Dec. 1 and ends Nov. 30. 

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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