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Sullivan Wants To Host Additional Community Meetings

Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan hopes to have additional community meetings in the future.  He hosted two last month. The meetings were March 23rd geared toward the business community and then March 30th for other interested parties.

Incumbents Retain Their Seats On Sherrard & Mercer County School Boards

Incumbents retain their seats on both the Sherrard and Mercer County School Boards.  The winners in the Sherrard School District on Tuesday night were Rhys Fullerlove, Kimberly DeBlock, Dan Helm and Troy Wolford. The results include precincts in both Rock…

Winners Of Seven Contested Township Road Commissioner Races In Mercer County

There were seven contested races for Township Road Commissioners throughout Mercer County Tuesday night. The winners were Dan Cheline in North Henderson Township; Donald Fowler in Rivoli Township; Thomas Slavish; in Preemption Township; Michael Miller in Mercer Township; David Lloyd…

DeFrieze, Henshaw And Heath Win Reelection

New Boston Mayor Chris DeFrieze won reelection Tuesday night, defeating Rodger Raine 171-to-33. Also, Joy Village President Todd Heath was reelected, defeating Kaylee Willits 71 to 13 and Ernest Dillie, Don Wilken and Paul Hampton won contested Village Board seats.…

Hagloch Reelected Aledo Mayor

Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch wins reelection. He defeated challenger Ryan Maynard 667 to 273. In the lone contested Aledo City Council race, Terry Bewley wins reelection defeating challenger Patti VanGetson 146 to 69.

New Attorney Appointed In Mercer County Meth Case

A conflict results in a new attorney being appointed for a Reynolds man facing a Class X felony meth delivery charge in Mercer County. 37 year old Cainen Young is also facing four other felony charges–Class 1 of possession of…

Bogguss Returning To Her College Town This Month

Aledo native Suzy Bogguss returned to her hometown last spring and she’s returning to her college town this spring. Bogguss will perform at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington on April 26th. She graduated from Illinois State University. The Aledo High…

‘Y Winners Night’ Nets Over $27,000

“Y Winners Night” proved to be another good night for the Mercer County Family YMCA.  The Saturday event netted over $27,000 says Y Executive Director Sarah Brown. The $8,000 grand prize winner was Carol Longley.

Aledo City Council Approves $200,000 TIF Incentive For Viola Home Telephone Fiber Optic Project

The Aledo City Council approves a $200,000 TIF incentive package for Viola Home Telephone Company to extend fiber optic cable through town.  City Attorney Mark Walton says businesses will have access to the service first. In addition, the City Council…