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Thursday, April 22, 2021

2021 municipal election voter guide

The 2021 municipal election will be decided April 6. Below are links to candidate profiles as part of an election preview of contested races...

Who will be mayor in Columbia?

There are two candidates for the office of Mayor of Columbia in the April 6 municipal election.  Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill and Columbia City...

Columbia Ward III aldermanic race

There are three contested races for City of Columbia offices in the municipal election April 6. In addition to mayor, two aldermanic seats are...

Columbia Ward I aldermanic race

There are three contested races for City of Columbia offices in the municipal election April 6. In addition to mayor, two aldermanic seats are...

Other contested races April 6

In addition to the contested races in Columbia, there is a question on the ballot for Valmeyer School District residents, the Waterloo Park District...

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...

Illinois begins redistricting process

A process that can influence elections in Illinois for a decade began last week when the Senate Redistricting Committee met for the first time.  That...

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...

Former Columbia mayor pleads guilty in federal court

Former Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson pleaded guilty Monday morning at U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis of...

Illinois updates reopening plan

Gov. JB Pritzker announced an updated version of his Restore Illinois reopening plan that should get the state closer to pre-pandemic life sooner while...

Gas crisis discussed in Waterloo

A gas committee meeting took place in Waterloo Thursday morning to discuss ways to tackle an exorbitant natural gas rate charged to the city...

Business as usual in Columbia

The first meeting of the Columbia City Council with Gene Ebersohl as interim mayor was business as usual. In an administrative action, the first agenda...
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