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Growth in Columbia budget

Columbia City Administrator Doug Brimm presented a budget overview during last Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting.  The budget for the City of Columbia’s upcoming fiscal...

State OKs budget, tax relief  

It may have taken into the early hours of Saturday morning, but Illinois lawmakers finally passed a $46.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2023...

Columbia comprehensive plan gets personal

The City of Columbia hosted a community open house as part of its comprehensive planning project Thursday evening at the Main Street Abbey pavilion.  City...

County help sought in Maeystown preservation

While the Village of Maeystown has the distinction as an entry in the National Register of Historic Places, a group addressed the Monroe County...

Coroner releases 2021 totals

Compared to those of 2020, the Monroe County Coroner’s Office saw more drug overdoses and less COVID deaths.  From 2020 to 2021, the coroner’s office...

History shapes views on Ukraine

Two days after Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Kyiv resident Kateryna Pesotska called her father in Mariupol, recounting the destruction she witnessed.  He...

Road District 5 concerns raised

Some residents of Monroe County Road District 5 are sounding the alarm on what they believe to be hazardous road conditions, from potholes to...

County feeling effects of inflation

County revenues are up from budget expectations for the year, a trend Monroe County Treasurer Kevin Koenigstein described as a “double-edged sword.”    At Monday’s...

Water plant project moves ahead

Plans to build a new water treatment plant serving Waterloo residents took a major step forward Monday night. The Waterloo City Council approved an ordinance...

Columbia updates sign code

Out with the old, in with the new is a recurring theme in recent Columbia City Council meetings as the city continues a year-long...

Candidates file for election

With the filing period ending Monday, it’s official: the November general election will see two contested Monroe County races.  As for the Republican and Democratic...

Public makes case for pool referendum

Pool proponents packed last Wednesday’s Waterloo Park District meeting, spelling out a common message: “Let the people vote.”  Yet, the end of the night did...
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