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Friess running again for state representative

David Friess David Friess announced Monday that he will once again run for state representative in the 116th...

Tax bills nearly ready

In contrast to last year, Monroe County property owners will soon be getting their tax bills.  The bills, which...

Dispatch disconnect for county, Waterloo

Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board was the scene of vehement disagreement concerning the amount Waterloo pays for its emergency dispatching...

County to revisit wind ordinance

The Monroe County Board plans to place a moratorium on the county’s wind ordinance at its next meeting to allow for revisions. 

Columbia hires new city administrator

Pictured, from left, are interim Columbia city administrator Al Hudzik with newly hired city administrator Douglas Brimm on Monday night....

National park effort for Cahokia Mounds

Efforts to make the Cahokia Mounds a national park are nearing the finish line, with legislation recently...

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...

Lost court fines being sought

Pictured, from left, Monroe County Deputy Circuit Clerk Brenda Hempen and Circuit Clerk Lisa Fallon discuss the latest listing of...

Belt legacy felt among local Democrats

Although she has not served as an officer in more than two years, the work Jeannine Belt...

Concern locally over cannabis legalization

Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1438 into law last Tuesday, making recreational marijuana legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1. 

Reitz evaluates first session

State Rep. Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville) was only in Springfield for the final 16 days of the legislative...

County board hears flood update

The threat of flooding on the Mississippi and Kaskaskia rivers is by no means over, but the Mississippi is dropping steadily and...

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Successful search for injured woman at Fults nature preserve

Maeystown Fire Department, Monroe County EMS, Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Prairie du Rocher Fire Department personnel responded shortly after 2:30 p.m....

Bootsie’s temporarily closed

Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

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...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.
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