Monroe County

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Same-Sex Marriage Comes Early to Illinois

    Madison and St. Clair counties, both just across the river from St. Louis, are allowing same-sex couples to marry three months ahead of schedule.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Which St. Louisans Have the Strongest Livers?

    It's no secret that folks in the St. Louis region like to throw a few back from time time. Sometimes every day, in fact. We live in a beer town, and many of us are quite proud of that piece of our cultural heritage, thank you very much. But is it possible to split up the alcohol-consumption demogra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Stock Up on Local Lamb at the Southern Illinois Sheep Festival

    Monroe County Sheep Producers​ Need a boneless leg of lamb for Easter dinner? Or are you feeling the need to frolic with sweet baby lambs in the spring sunshine? Either way, head to Waterloo, Illinois this Saturday for the 25th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival. The event's hos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    UPDATED: Christopher Coleman's Illinois Home/Murder Scene Up for Auction This Afternoon

    Chris Coleman's home is up for auction. Crime scene tape not included.​UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: According to Diane Sendelbeck, Monroe County's deputy court clerk, the Coleman casa sold for $256,419.96.The buyer? Wells Fargo Bank.Sendelbeck said nobody from the public bid on the house."Channel 2 and 4 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    A Year Ago Today: Christopher Coleman Introduced Us To a New Kind of Monster

    The Coleman family.​It was a bright sunny morning -- just like today -- when a year ago Christopher Coleman called the Columbia, Illinois, police. The 32-year-old Coleman, an evangelical Christian and bodyguard for a televangelist, said he was at the gym for a pre-dawn workout and was concerned th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Image Source​This week was chock full of news near and far, weird and weirder, as we discussed crop mobs (started in North Carolina and now popping up at a farm near you), grills across the world, and a British woman who found Jesus -- in her gum! But that's not all. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Monroe County Sheep and Craft Festival Celebrates Local Lamb

    Robin WheelerSweet little lamb...gonna be good eatin'!​It's lamb season, and they're celebrating in Monroe County, Illinois. Take a short drive across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge this Saturday, April 10, to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo to celebrate spring at the Monroe County Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    St. Louis: Ten Dumbest Crimes of 2009

    Even leaving aside the public servants (Jeff Smith, Steve Brown, T.D. El-Amin) who got caught red-handed this year, 2009 offered a bumper crop of truly stupid crimes.    ​10. Savvy Hillbillies Employ Dogs Eight men from 'round the town of Doniphan allegedly thought they could outsmart ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Trail of Grease Leads Cops to Ham-Handed Hamburglars

    bnd.comAndrew SchneiderThank God for morons. Without them we wouldn't be able to share stories like this one from over in Waterloo, Illinois. Police say Tuesday night Andrew J. Schneider, 29, and Trent J. Gilliam, 35, drove a truck onto the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse and hooked it up to an ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of March 23, 2006

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Rural Bicycle Ride

    Monroe and Randolph Counties, Ill.

  • News

    August 30, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2000

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Road Warriors

    In Monroe County, Ill., some visitors are more welcome than others