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School board plans for budget, retirement

Waterloo School Superintendent Jim Helton painted a gloomy picture once again for school district finances during a presentation to the Waterloo School Board on...

Columbia moves closer on Brockland

During a Committee of the Whole meeting of the Columbia City Council Monday night, the proposed new Brockland auto dealership on Old State Route...

Columbia courting Brockland auto dealership

Columbia could soon be home to yet another auto dealership, if the price is right. Bob Brockland Buick-GMC has been in discussions with the City...

Group hopes to save old Millstadt water tower

While the fate of Millstadt's old "tin man" style water tower remains in limbo, a grassroots citizens group has formed in hopes of saving...

Sequestration may hurt schools, services

That nasty term "sequestration" reared its ugly head March 1, as the deadline for Congress to prevent across-the-board cuts to federal spending passed without...

Monroe County levees discussed with Corps

County officials and local levee district commissioners met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood safety personnel in Fairview Heights last Wednesday. The meeting was...

Disease fatal to bats detected in Monroe County

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday the presence of White-Nose Syndrome, a disease fatal to several bat species, in four Illinois counties...

Explore Waterloo biking, walking trail plan presented

A regional planning group last Tuesday presented to city officials its 20-year, eight-phase plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian transportation in Waterloo. The "Explore Waterloo" project for alternative transportation was developed...

West named to Southern Illinois Gun Task Force

Monroe County will be represented on U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart's new Southern Illinois Gun Task Force, which was formed in the wake of President...

Lawmakers react to Quinn’s state address

On Feb. 6, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presented his fifth "State of the State" address, laying out an agenda that includes letting same-sex couples...

History is tie that binds mounds effort, trails research

By COREY SAATHOFF and ALAN DOOLEY For the Republic-Times Two projects are working simultaneously to retrace the history of this region's native peoples and first settlers...

Contract approved for Dupo teachers

Following months of tense negotiations, a new collective bargaining agreement between Dupo's Board of Education and Federation of Teachers and Paraprofessionals Local 1732 was...
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