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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Schimpf on the campaign trail

It was delayed by a week due to snow, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf made his first campaign stop in Waterloo on Feb....

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

Assessments up slightly this year

The Republic-Times is publishing 2020 property tax assessments for Monroe County in this week’s paper. For a list of locations that sell the newspaper,...

Can the coroner also be mayor?

Monroe County Coroner Bob HillColumbia City Clerk Wes Hoeffken A question on some voters’ minds ahead of the April consolidated election may be whether Columbia...

Ebersohl chosen interim mayor of Columbia

In a brief meeting Wednesday night, Columbia Ward III Alderman Gene Ebersohl was chosen to be the city's interim mayor until a new mayor...

Waterloo talks Moore Street, golf carts, gas

The Waterloo City Council last Monday night approved the appropriation of nearly $1 million toward a street resurfacing project that could take place later...

Valmeyer to upgrade streets

The Valmeyer Village Board unanimously voted to start the process of upgrading the town’s streets at its meeting last Tuesday.  The move comes after engineering...

Police reform bill a topic at county board

The Monroe County Board met the morning of March 1 at the courthouse in Waterloo, with the state’s recent passage of a criminal justice...

Lawmakers talk vaccine with Columbia Chamber

State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and state Rep. David Friess (R-Red Bud) spoke at a virtual Columbia Chamber of Commerce meeting last Friday, mainly...

Illinois budget relies on federal aid

Gov. JB Pritzker delivered a combination State of the State and budget address last Wednesday in a pre-recorded speech filmed at the Illinois State...

Virus cases continue to slow

Monroe County recently crossed a milestone in cases, as there have now been 4,052 COVID-19 cases here since the pandemic began.  There was just one...

Vaccine inequity examined

Monroe County residents who want to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus should not expect to get the shot here in...
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