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County EMS restricts Red Bud service

In its last regular meeting before finalizing a budget for fiscal year 2023, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved several action items during...

Columbia energy rates to increase

Columbia residents who participate in the city’s electricity aggregation program will see a significant price increase starting in early 2023. Columbia City Administrator Doug Brimm...

Waterloo amends code on greenhouses

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night amended its ordinance on greenhouses and approved a handful of other measures.  Waterloo Zoning Administrator Nathan Krebel explained...

Republicans win again

Monroe County continued its support of Republican candidates, bucking the statewide trend which resulted in Democrat victories for Illinois’ highest offices.  In Monroe County races,...

Vote early, or on time

Early voting and vote-by-mail for the Nov. 8 election has been keeping pace with 2018 numbers, according to Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean. Despite a...

Columbia alderman resigns

City of Columbia Ward II Alderman Mark Roessler announced his resignation from office Thursday, effective immediately. “I was elected to the city council in 2009,...

State races on election ballot

The race for governor is tops among several contested statewide offices to be decided Tuesday, Nov. 8.  Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to...

The race for U.S. senator

Incumbent U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) faces off against Republican attorney Kathy Salvi and Libertarian Bill Redpath in the race for U.S. Senator from...

The race for U.S. representative

On Nov. 8, the race for U.S. representative in the 12th District of Illinois – which serves a 12-county area that includes Monroe County...

Appellate judge candidates on ballot

There are two judicial candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot for one seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court due to a vacancy created...

Amendment, other races on ballot

An item concerning union organization and labor bargaining in Illinois is on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election. The proposed amendment would add Section...

Election preview: County races up for grabs

Democrat Sonja Madlinger is looking to unseat incumbent Republican Carl Wuertz as Monroe County Assessor for a four-year term in the Nov. 8 election. ...
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