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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New state laws to take effect Jan. 1

Jan. 1 is the default date for a new law to become effective in Illinois if there is no language specifying when it will...

Waterloo resolves zoning dispute

Following an executive session, the Waterloo City Council on Monday approved the settlement of a zoning dispute with the owners of a lot at...

Republicans sweep county races

The results are in, and a mighty Republican wave swept through Monroe County -- and much of the state -- on Tuesday night. With all...

Ex-employee files unlawful termination suit against county assessor

A former employee of the Monroe County Assessor's Office filed a lawsuit against Monroe County Assessor Carl Wuertz in federal court this week alleging...

Questions posed to voters on Nov. 4 ballot

Columbia residents on Nov. 4 will vote on a proposed municipal retailers’ occupation tax and municipal service occupation tax of .25 percent, with funds...

Elmore, Kovarik in race for county board seat

Monroe County voters will decide one of three seats on the county board, with incumbent Democrat Mike Kovarik going against Republican challenger Bob Elmore....

Scott, Wuertz running for assessor

When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will be asked to choose a Monroe County Supervisor of Assessments in a...

Sheriff’s race a three-man battle

In preparation for the election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., this week’s issue previews candidates running for local offices.  The...

Candidates discuss the issues in public forum held at WHS

(To view a video of the entire candidates forum, click here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53736285) Candidates running for county board, assessor and sheriff expressed their views on a variety...

Applications roll in to grow medical marijuana

The state announced recently in a preliminary count that it has received more than 350 applications from those interested in growing or selling medical...

Petition process begins for April election

The first day to pick up petition packets to file as candidates for the April 7, 2015, municipal elections was Tuesday. The first date to...

This year’s corn harvest among best ever

By ALAN DOOLEY Following on the heels of a great wheat harvest this past spring, positive results are coming in for this year's corn crop...
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