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Friday, October 22, 2021

Columbia evaluating parks system

Columbia Director of Community Development Scott Dunakey last Tuesday outlined the role of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in the city’s upcoming...

Follow-up on jury selection freeze-out

Despite multiple efforts to obtain access or records, the Republic-Times still has no official account of the typically public process of jury selection in...

Indoor mask mandate; vaccines required for educators and health care workers

A statewide indoor mask mandate will take effect starting Monday in Illinois due to a COVID resurgence in recent weeks. In addition, educators and...

Columbia begins comprehensive plan process

Monday night approved a recommendation to select Shockey Consulting for its upcoming comprehensive plan project and for GIS services. Columbia Director of Community Development Scott...

Cornerstone Laine back in play?

While Cornerstone Laine was not mentioned specifically, the Waterloo City Council on Monday amended city code to allow for an override of zoning board...

COVID spike continues

Monroe County is seeing an average of about 15 new COVID-19 cases a day, with 115 active cases and three people hospitalized as of...

Lowry pleads guilty

Over two years after lying to a federal task force about his insurance dealings, former Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry appeared at the federal...

Farmland tax increases explained

ssments for farmland in Illinois could only legally fluctuate by 10 percent per year.  Recently, Monroe County farmers have been seeing changes to this reflected...

Reliable to serve Valmeyer

The Village of Valmeyer opened bids for garbage and recycling service during its Aug. 3 meeting.  The lone bidder, Reliable Sanitation Service of Waterloo, is...

Waterloo zoning board member resigns

Following the hotly debated issue of Cornerstone Laine, one Waterloo Zoning Board of Appeals member has resigned effective Aug. 1.  Ron Hagenow has served on...

Lowry court appearance moved

After being indicted on one count of providing a false statement to a federal task force on July 22, former mayor of Red Bud...

County permits going online

The Monroe County Board OK’d implementing online building and zoning permits by citizens during its monthly meeting on Monday.  The process will be offered through Buildpermit...
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