Western Illinois Today

Aledo Memorial Day Parade 10:45 Monday Morning

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This year’s Memorial Day Parade in Aledo will have some special guests.  Parade organizer Jay Doherty says they have invited first responders to be part of this year’s event. The parade will start at 10:45 a.m. at the former Aledo Junior…

Sherrard, Rockridge Hold Commencement Exercises

The Class of 2016 will hold commencement exercises at Sherrard and Rockridge High Schools Sunday.  Both graduation ceremonies will begin at 2:00 pm.  The Sherrard Valedictorian is Brittany Hatlestad and the Salutatorian is Sidney Rolling.  There are 97 graduates in…

Former County Board Member Running For Office

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The Mercer County Republican Party has slated another candidate. Ron Fullerlove of Sherrard is running for county board in District 3.  He formerly served on the county board and also spent four months as Mercer County Treasurer in 2014 after…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate At 6.6 Percent

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Mercer County’s unemployment rate is 6.6 percent.  The latest number is for April and is 1.4 percent higher than the same period a year ago, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.  Unemployment is also higher from year over…