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Technology gets second chance in Waterloo

The Waterloo school district recently reached the end of a two-year process of giving back to the community by inexpensively selling or donating old...

Columbia school district addresses issues

The Columbia school district sent a letter to the community Thursday in response to various recent criticisms.  “This document provides the Columbia community accurate information...

First teen court session held

The teen court for Monroe and Randolph counties held its first session Jan. 26, with two teens being prescribed remedies for crimes they committed. “We...

Columbia School Board, ROE at odds

The Columbia School Board discussed a number of issues at its January meeting on Thursday, many of them charged.  The Republic-Times has already reported on...

County schools pay teachers less than the state average

The average pay for a teacher in Monroe County is substantially less than the state average, according to an analysis by the Republic-Times. Data from...

School board candidates remain on ballot

All four candidates for the Columbia School Board who faced objections will remain on the ballot for the April election following a Friday hearing...

Objections filed in local race

Cresita Morr has filed objections with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office against four candidates running for a seat on the Columbia School Board in...

What to expect in 2019

Monroe County is in store for a busy 2019.  In addition to any unexpected developments, residents have local elections, new businesses and updates in high-profile...

School districts hurting without property tax revenue

Local school districts are feeling the pain of not yet receiving local property tax revenue. The districts normally would have had the money by now,...

Candidates file for April election

Monday marked the final day candidates could file for the municipal elections in April. Most of Monroe County will see a relatively uneventful election season,...

Wagner named one of state’s top students

McKendree University senior Andrew Wagner was worried he was in trouble.  He had received an email telling him James Dennis, president of the university, wanted...

Waterloo addresses e-cigs, recycling

Possession of an e-cigarette by a minor is now a fineable offense in Waterloo, per an ordinance amendment approved last week by the city...

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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