Category: Western Illinois Today

Rockridge To Hold Community Meetings

The Rockridge School District has planned several community meetings over the next month.  All sessions will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The forums are part of a visioning process for the district.  The first one is Thursday, March 30th…

Memorial Bench Honors Late Aledo Police Chiefs

A memorial bench has been placed at the Aledo Police Station honoring late Police Chiefs Jim Brokaw and Hugh McAtee. Aledo Police Sergeant Nick Seefeld says the bench was crafted by Lacky and Sons Monuments in Galesburg.

Good Turnout For Aledo Police Department Community Meeting

Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan pleased with the turnout at a community meeting the department hosted this week. The audience included local business owners. Sullivan says the session allowed him to address a few misconceptions. Sullivan and the police department…

Meth Suspect Arrested On $150,000 Warrant

A Matherville man has been picked up on a $150,000 arrest warrant for failing to appear on a methamphetamine delivery charge. 28 year old Thomas James Miller was extradited from the Scott County Jail in Davenport yesterday. He is also…

Over 1,000 Illinois Youth Compete For State Title In Archery This Weekend

Over 1,000 youth from 38 Illinois schools will be going for a state title in archery this weekend.  The competition is called the National Archery in the Schools Program Illinois State Tournament. Students compete in three divisions—Elementary, Middle School and…

City Of Aledo Working To Correct Problem With R/O System

The City of Aledo is hoping to correct a problem with the R/O system at the water treatment plant—located west of town. Public Works Director Justin Blaser provided an update to the Aledo City Council earlier this week. The issue…

Bustos Speaking Out Against GOP Healthcare Plan

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressing her opposition to the GOP replacement for Obamacare. She spoke on the House Floor yesterday. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expected to vote either today or tonight on the plan.  President Trump strongly supports…

Whiteman Steps Down As Rockridge Hoops Coach

Toby Whiteman has resigned as head basketball coach at Rockridge. He compiled a 151-and-26 mark in six seasons with the Rockets, including two state appearances. Whiteman will continue to teach in the district.