Western Illinois Today

Terry Case Continued To September

A sex assault case filed against an Aledo man has been continued to next month. 20 year old Gunner Terry appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning for a status hearing with the matter moved to September 5th for…

Veterans/Senior Resources Fair Later This Month at Mercer County VFW

A Veterans/Senior Resources Fair planned for later this month at the Mercer County VFW. The event will showcase services available to local veterans and seniors says George Howard with the Mercer County Veterans Assistance Commission. The event is Tuesday, August…

Aledo Main Street Planning Solar Eclipse Celebration

Aledo Main Street celebrating next Monday’s solar eclipse. A special event is planned at Aledo Central Park says Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy. Murphy also reminds that there is plenty of time to take advantage of the weekly Aledo…

Eagles Top Chargers, Rockets Down Rocks On The Links

Mercer County hosted Orion in a boys and girls dual meet Thursday at Hawthorn Ridge in Aledo.  The boys stopped Orion 176-198.  Mercer County’s Andrew Fiser was the medalist.  Connor Reid and Vance Young shot 45 and Anthony Ruggles had…

Staley To Run For Re-Election

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley seeking re-election. He was first elected in 2014. Staley is running on the Democratic ticket.

IHSA & NFHS Editorial: High School Activities Bring Communities Together

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association.   Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s…

Sherrard To Add Two Kindergarten Classes In New School Year

The Sherrard School District pleased to see an increase in kindergarten numbers entering the 2017/2018 school year, but it has created a problem.  Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher. Boucher says adding two teachers and adding two paraprofessionals and converting a…

MCBT Schedules Countywide Summit At Mercer County Fairgrounds

Over the past six months Mercer County: Better Together (MCBT), has worked to learn the values, hopes, concerns and ideas of county residents through a variety of means. Using community surveys, public engagements and a series of community forums, MCBT…