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Coroner provides 2020 totals

The Monroe County coroner’s annual report for 2020 looked a little different than previous years, as a new subcategory was added to the “natural”...

Tax bills coming soon

Monroe County Treasurer and Collector Kevin Koenigstein just released the 2020 property tax rates for bills payable this year, along with payment deadlines.  Those with...

Land of Governors: Monroe County’s ties to top state post

In July, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced his intention to seek a second term as governor.  Former Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) announced earlier...

Former Red Bud mayor indicted

Tim Lowry, who was mayor of Red Bud until his resignation earlier this month, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

Columbia talks development, video gambling

The Columbia City Council met Monday night and discussed residential development and the future of video gambling in the city. For the first item of...

Waterloo buys new water tower land

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved the purchase of land on the Waterloo VFW property for the city’s new water tower. The real...

Harbaugh is new Red Bud mayor

During a special meeting Monday night, the Red Bud City Council unanimously elected Susan Harbaugh as acting mayor following the resignation of Tim Lowry. Lowry...

Progress on tax process

Property assessments have been received, appeals have been handled and the state has issued an official multiplier. Now, Monroe County is waiting for the county...

Columbia annexation aggravation

The Columbia City Council met for more than three hours in regular session on July 6. Nearly one third of that time was dedicated...

Southwest Illinois Connector sees some progress

After being talked about for decades, the massive Southwest Illinois Connector project is getting closer to starting construction, as it recently secured new funding...

Columbia mulls new TIF district

As one tax increment financing district ends in Columbia, another one may be beginning.  At last Tuesday’s Columbia City Council meeting, Columbia Director of Community...

Zoning board OKs Sugar Spring pavilion, with restrictions

Owners of a rural Columbia wedding venue recently destroyed by fire approached the Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night to ask...
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