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Virus claims 100th life

Monroe County reached a grim milestone last Thursday when it recorded its 100th death associated with the novel coronavirus.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John...

Illinois updates reopening plan

Gov. JB Pritzker announced an updated version of his Restore Illinois reopening plan that should get the state closer to pre-pandemic life sooner while...

Gas crisis discussed in Waterloo

A gas committee meeting took place in Waterloo Thursday morning to discuss ways to tackle an exorbitant natural gas rate charged to the city...

Business as usual in Columbia

The first meeting of the Columbia City Council with Gene Ebersohl as interim mayor was business as usual. In an administrative action, the first agenda...

Demi finds a home

Helping Strays was hoping for a Christmas miracle for Demi, a longtime resident. While it started closer to New Year’s Day and wasn’t finalized...

Valmeyer School District seeks rule change

For the second consecutive municipal election, voters in Valmeyer have the opportunity to vote on a referendum.  This time, the Valmeyer School District is seeking...

Schimpf on the campaign trail

It was delayed by a week due to snow, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf made his first campaign stop in Waterloo on Feb....

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

Assessments up slightly this year

The Republic-Times is publishing 2020 property tax assessments for Monroe County in this week’s paper. For a list of locations that sell the newspaper,...

Can the coroner also be mayor?

A question on some voters’ minds ahead of the April consolidated election may be whether Columbia mayoral candidate Bob Hill can serve in that...

Recovery residence planned in Waterloo

Two Monroe County residents are planning to give back in the wake of personal tragedy.  Adrian and Leisa Martinez’s daughter, Chloe, died in 2019 due...

Tuesday night fire in downtown Red Bud

The Red Bud Fire Department responded about 9:35 p.m. Tuesday to a fire in the smokehouse behind The Office Bar & Grill, 123 S....
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