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Waterloo OKs dispatching contract

The Waterloo City Council on Monday approved its end of a three-year agreement for emergency dispatching services provided by the Monroe County...

Officials mulling cannabis

As Waterloo and Columbia take steps to decide whether they will allow adult-use recreational marijuana businesses in their towns, other local governments...

Miles Cemetery prairie protected

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will soon recognize the natural prairie area adjacent to the Miles...

County talks zoning, UTVs, CNAs

A rezoning request for a proposed wedding venue in rural Columbia that was set to go before the Monroe County Board on...

Concerns over proposed cell tower

The Monroe County Board on Monday listened to concerns from rural Columbia residents in regard to a proposed new AT&T cell tower.

Brockland rezoning tabled

The effect of public input made an impact during  Monday’s meeting of the Columbia City Council. One action item...

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...

Dispatching contract in the works

Waterloo is working to finalize a three-year contract for emergency dispatch services provided by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, it was learned...

Reitz replacing Costello

Pictured is new state Rep. Nathan Reitz with wife, Deanna, after Nathan took the oath of office at Red Bud Winery...

Schimpf not seeking new term

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) announced Friday that he will not seek another...

Veto session wrap-up

Illinois lawmakers finished their legislative responsibilities for the year on Thursday as the General Assembly concluded this year’s veto session. 

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....

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