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Guideline For Workplace Reopening In Phase 3

By Monroe County Independent | May 24, 2020

Industry-specific guidelines have been announced which allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are on track to advance to Phase 3 by May 29, allowing businesses to reopen in the following industries: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops …

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No Joy In The ‘Loo – The Mighty Covid Strikes Out WSA

By Monroe County Independent | May 21, 2020

Waterloo Sports Association President Tony Morrow is the bearer of bad news today. After considering the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world and Illinois’ social distancing restrictions, the WSA board has decided that this summer there will be no youth baseball, softball and tee ball. On behalf of the Waterloo Sports Association (WSA) board of directors, …

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Nurses On The Front Lines

By Monroe County Independent | May 21, 2020

With daily, if not hourly or minute-to-minute, pandemic updates, it’s easy for even those staying home to let fear and negativity cloud their thoughts. But for nurse Julie Valerius of Waterloo, the positive outcomes help balance the bad days. Valerius, a nurse in the trauma intensive care unit at St. Louis University Hospital, has been …

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Columbia Considering Expansion Of Light Industrial Zoning

By Joe Leicht Columbia officials are considering expanding light-industrial zoning on the north end of the city in order to attract more commercial prospects. Community Development Director Scott Dunakey told the city council at its May 18 meeting that a sizable area west of Admiral Parkway-Route 3 (the bottoms), which was rezoned at BP-2 (business)……

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