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Waterloo City Council approves gas rate increase

To subsidize the relocation of gas lines near Route 3 for an upcoming road improvement project, the Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved...

Locals travel to D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Monroe County, Columbia in particular, was well-represented Monday in Washington, D.C., as Barack Obama took the oath for his second term of office during...

County board talks EMS services

The Monroe County Board met Tuesday morning at the courthouse in Waterloo. Monroe County Ambulance Director Carla Heise briefed the board on plans to replace...

Clean-up under way following fuel spill in Hecker

An environmental contracting firm is working under the observation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to finalize clean-up of between 2,500 and 3,500 gallons of diesel...

River traffic still flowing, for now

Area rain and snow over the past weekend have brought a temporary reprieve for barge shippers on the middle Mississippi River. Combined with recently completed...

County board talks roads, bonds

The Monroe County Board opened the new year with its first meeting Monday morning. County engineer Aaron Metzger reported on several highway issues, including word...

New Illinois laws take effect in 2013

Jan. 1 not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also began the enforcement of more than 150 new laws in Illinois....

Legal video gambling comes to Monroe County

Although hundreds of machines have gone live in Illinois bars, truck stops and fraternal halls since the state began its roll-out of video gambling...

Columbia approves tax levy increase

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved its tax levy for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2013, in the amount of $1.94...

County holds final meeting of year

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners conducted its final meeting of the year Monday morning at the courthouse in Waterloo. County highway engineer Aaron Metzger...

Dupo teachers, school board at impasse on contract

An impasse has been declared as part of negotiations between Dupo teachers and the district Board of Education on a new teachers contract. The...

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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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