Category: Western Illinois Today

Citizens4Soldiers Hosting Legacy Ride July 9th

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The group Citizens4Soldiers hosting a Legacy Ride next month through three local counties. The event begins in Aledo and honors the memory of twelve area soldiers says organizer Ron Watson….. Riders are asked to organize between 9 and 10 a.m.…

Fireworks July 3rd In Matherville; July 4th In Aledo

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Another 4th of July means another fireworks show for the Aledo Fire Department. Chief Dennis Litwiler. Matherville Fireworks Association’s 49th Annual Fireworks Display will be on the shores of Lake Matherville at dusk on Sunday, July 3rd.

November Ballot Taking Shape In Mercer County


The November ballot is taking shape in Mercer County. Monday was the deadline for independent and third party candidates to file and no one stepped forward. That means Democrat State’s Attorney candidate Meeghan Lee will be running unopposed this fall.…

Two Dead In Construction Zone Accident On I74 In Henry County

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The Illinois State Police report two people were killed this afternoon in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 74 near Orion. The crash occurred in a construction zone. Troopers say the car left the highway and struck an overpass culvert.…

Project NOW Head Start Enrollment Opens This Week

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Enrollment opens this week for Project NOW Head Start for the coming school year. Applications are being taken Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for families with children that by September 1st have turned 3 years old, but have not reached 5…

McHugh Spending Final Days On Job

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Mercer County State’s Attorney Greg McHugh is winding down his final few days in office. McHugh is retiring Thursday. The Mercer County Board accepted his resignation earlier this month. McHugh was first elected state’s attorney in 2000. Prior to that,…

Sentencing Date Set In Taylor Ridge Post Office Armed Robbery

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An October 20th sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Viola man who has pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of the Taylor Ridge Post Office. 41 year old Walker Hampton has also pleaded guilty to three firearm related offenses…

Temporary Tenant For Button Building

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There is a temporary tenant for the Button Building in downtown Aledo. A company working on a current road project in Mercer County is renting some office space at the property, according to Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch. Valley is paying…