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Country Crossings Residents Still Oppose Hubbard’s Updated CUP

By Independent | February 21, 2020

By Joe Leicht The Columbia City Council got its first look at Southern Illinois Development Corp.’s proposed 143-lot, residential community-unit plan (CUP) located just north of Country Crossings at its Feb. 18 meeting. For County Crossings residents, it was at least the second time they’ve seen the plan and despite the fact that developer Marty …

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Appellate Court Rules Against Sunset Overlook

By Monroe County Independent | February 14, 2020

By Joe Leicht An appellate court ruled this week that the Sunset Overlook will have to follow the rules of C-1 business zoning. This includes no longer providing live music along with eliminating outdoor service of food and drink. Sunset Overlook, located along Bluff Road on the north end of Columbia, is owned by Pete …

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Columbia Cheerleaders Fly Home With 3rd Place Trophy

By Monroe County Independent | February 8, 2020

The Columbia High School cheer team is adding to their already substantial trophy case. Today, the Eagles finished in third place (medium school division) at the IHSA State Competitive Cheerleading Tournament in Bloomington. The results are: First: Antioch – 93.33 Second: Oak Forest – 93.29 Third: Columbia – 91.43 (This is the same order of …

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