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Geppert retires as Costello’s office manager

Though local governments are ever-changing, one constant over the past nearly 21 years was the 116th legislative district’s office manager, JoAnn Geppert. Geppert has worked...

Mathews retiring from USDA

After more than 36 years, a local U.S. Department of Agriculture employee will be retiring to pursue other passions. Linda Mathews has worked for the...

County’s tentative multiplier issued

Monroe County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue. Assessments in Monroe County are...

Map of new 70 mph interstates

Starting Jan. 1, Illinois increased the speed limit on stretches of interstate not in urban areas to 70 miles per hour. Pictured below is...

County board talks road projects

The Monroe County Board was one of many groups that had to give way to the weekend blizzard, but they kicked off the 2014...

U.S. Congress approves new budget

Federal lawmakers approved a bipartisan budget deal that would avert another government shutdown this month and beef up spending for the military and domestic...

New laws for the new year

More than 200 new laws will take effect next year in Illinois, many of them on Jan. 1, and several will likely directly affect...

IRS to open tax filing season Jan. 31

The Internal Revenue Service announced plans last week to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or...

ISP launches concealed carry application website

The Illinois State Police earlier this month launched a website to provide the public with information regarding the concealed carry application process. The Concealed Carry...

U.S. lawmakers call for protection of levee project

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, U.S. Representative Bill Enyart and U.S. Representative John Shimkus called for members of a House-Senate Conference Committee to protect legislative...

Vaccinate Illinois Week is Dec. 8-14

The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 8-14. Vaccinate...

Locals react to state pension reform law

Last Tuesday afternoon, the Illinois General Assembly approved an overhaul of the state government worker pension system. The House of Representatives voted 62-53 to approve...
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