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Monday is the deadline to file for public office

Monday, Nov. 25, was the first day to file candidate petitions for next year's elections. The deadline to file for political office is Monday, Dec....

Refinancing to save county $2 million on Oak Hill

Monroe County taxpayers will save more than $2 million in payments on the Oak Hill elder care facility over the next decade, it was...

Columbia Veterans Day ceremony spans generations

Veterans Day is a time set aside to honor all those who have fought for our country throughout the ages. In Columbia, special effort...

A Veterans Day to remember in Waterloo

"We must never forget." That was the theme of Col. George M. Pierce II's speech during Monday night's Veterans Day ceremony in the Waterloo High...

Historic vote approves gay marriage in Illinois

Tuesday was a monumental day in Illinois state history as lawmakers voted to approve marriage for same-sex couples. Thousands sat in anticipation by their...

Levee repairs set to start in county

Work to upgrade existing levee systems along the Mississippi River in the metro east is set to begin next month right here in Monroe...

Republicans gather for Fall Victory Dinner

The Monroe County Republican Central Committee hosted its annual Fall Victory Dinner at Turner Hall in Columbia on Thursday night, with candidates for various...

HSS files suit against Hecker over group homes

As anticipated, Human Support Services is taking the village of Hecker to federal court over the recent denial of a special use occupancy permit...

Schimpf running for Attorney General

Saddam Hussein prosecutor and retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Paul Schimpf of Waterloo formally announced last week he is running for Illinois Attorney General...

City getting new electric switching station

The Waterloo City Council last week amended a power sales contract with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and Ameren to extend an additional transmission...

Columbia park purchase funds go missing

An investigation has been launched by the FBI into about $380,000 missing as part of a transaction between the city of Columbia and Columbia...

Hecker denies HSS occupancy permit request

The Hecker Village Board last Tuesday night voted unanimously to reject a request from Human Support Services for a special use occupancy permit to...
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