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Judge Doyle to retire

Judge Dennis Doyle Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Doyle is set to retire next year. 

Making the most of a second chance

Monroe County Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Martin recently received a pardon from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for felony crimes committed when he was a...

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. 

Local projects in capital plan

Lawmakers and Illinois Department of Transportation officials released details last week of work planned as part of the approximately $45 billion capital...

New trail OK’d in Columbia

Pictured is a map of the future Bolm-Schuhkraft Connector Trail set to be constructed next year in Columbia.

Holder joins 116th race

The Republican field for state representative of the 116th district got a little more crowded, as David...

County briefed on new budget

Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board began with a request by outgoing Monroe County Assessment Board of Review member Daniel Schumer...

Elmore drops out of race

Monroe County Commissioner Bob Elmore said Monday that he will no longer be seeking re-election after fellow...

New I-255 exit gets $33M

The Illinois General Assembly passed a $45 billion capital plan earlier this year and some of that money will be coming to...

County talks dispatching, pot, UTVs

The Monroe County Association for Home and Community Education was recognized for its contributions to the area by the week of...

Green joins county board race

Republican George Green announced Tuesday that he plans to challenge incumbent Republican Bob Elmore for a spot...

Schmidt to run for state representative

Kevin Schmidt Kevin Schmidt of Millstadt announced Wednesday that he will run for state representative in the 116th...

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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...

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