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Business Spotlight – The Computer Works

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Jeff Fuller, the owner of The Computer Works in Aledo. They will discuss the new computers and lap tops he has for sale, the repair and maintenance he provides for computers and smart phones,…

Business Spotlight – Midwest Bank

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Rex Johnson and Christy Shelton from Midwest Bank, Mercer County Banking Center.  They will discuss their new debit card security, their wealth management division, their access to insurance services, consumer loans and agriculture lending.

Warming Centers Open Tuesday

Warming Centers are open at the Aledo Fire Station and the New Windsor Presbyterian Church until 6 p.m. for residents without power.  Additionally, if residents need a warming center opened due to lack of power, centers are on standby at…

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Monday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * TIMING…MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT. * SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION…3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM GALENA TO IOWA CITY AND NORTHWESTWARD.…

New Judge Appointed In 14th Judicial Circuit

Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced the appointment of Moline attorney Joseph F. Fackel as a Circuit Judge in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, which includes Mercer County.  Fackel was appointed by the Court to fill the…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate 6.5 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate at 6.5 percent. The latest Illinois Department of Employment Security number is for November and is seven-points higher from the same time a year ago.  Unemployment is also higher from year ago levels in Henderson,…