Western Illinois Today

Hagloch To Re-Appoint Blaser, Knackstedt & Sullivan

Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch plans to re-appoint the three top administrative positions at Aledo City Hall.  They include City Administrator Erin Knackstedt, Director of Public Works Justin Blaser and Police Chief Chris Sullivan. The action will be taken at Monday…

DUI Charges Filed In Sherrard Bus Crash

DUI charges have been filed in a Sherrard school bus accident. The driver–33 year old Dustin Leath of New Windsor–is accused of being under the influence of drugs and crashing into a tree along Illinois Route 17 last March. A…

Mercer County Historical Society & Unit 404 Join Forces For Lincoln Poster Contest

The Mercer County Historical Society and Mercer County School District team up for an Abraham Lincoln poster contest. There were over 100 submissions from Apollo and New Boston Elementary School third, fourth and fifth graders says Historical Society president Ron…

Alligator Gar Being Reintroduced To Illinois Waterways

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is moving forward with plans to reintroduce a fish that was once native to Illinois waterways. The alligator gar is coming back says Rick O’Neil with IDNR’s Department of Fisheries. He spoke about the…

Contestants Sought For 2017 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant

Contestants sought for this summer’s Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant. It’s pretty easy to enter says Pageant Director Joni Caldwell of Viola. The 2017 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant is Tuesday, July 11th. Caldwell says there will be practices on…

Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $12,000 In College Scholarships; Four Rockridge Recipients

The Rock Island County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of eight, excellent recipients of its 2017 Scholarships. This award is given to outstanding high school students who have achieved a well-rounded high school career and understand…