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CDC offers reopening advice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released six “decision trees” last week aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid...

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...

Lights to keep downtown Waterloo glowing

Positive feedback on the strands of Christmas lights over the streets around the courthouse has prompted the Waterloo City Council to illuminate downtown year-round. The...

Kelly running for Congress

Rumors have circulated for weeks on whether Democratic St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly would make a run for the 12th District Congressional...

Spring election process begins

The critical November elections are just around the corner, but the equally important April 2019 municipal elections are not far behind.  The spring election season...

$56.5M bet in county

People played $56.5 million at video gaming terminals in Monroe County last year, according to annual data provided by the Illinois Gaming Board.  Of that...

Another death at Oak Hill; COVID cases at WHS

Monroe County has had 876 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with several new cases being reported daily as of late.  Monroe County Health...

Strong early voting in Monroe County

Monroe County is experiencing heavy early voter turnout ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said a total of 3,138...

Mixed opinions on minimum wage hike

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday that would increase the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2025.  It passed along...

Assessments up slightly overall

Property tax assessments for Monroe County have been announced, and a complete list appears exclusively in this week's issue of the Republic-Times newspaper. Letters of...

Columbia subdivision plan moves ahead

Many of the standing-room-only crowd went home disappointed after the Columbia Plan Commission voted Monday to recommend approval for a controversial proposed subdivision. The plan...

Early growth, Lincoln visit follow county’s founding

This is the second in a monthly series looking back on Monroe County as part of its Bicentennial celebration in 2016. We previously wrote...