Western Illinois Today

Rhubarb Fest Unveils New Website

The 2017 Rhubarb Fest is just two months away and the final planning meeting was held this week says co-organizer Pam Myers. And Myers says vendor interest remains strong for “Crafts in the Courtyard”. This marks the 26th year for…

New Windsor Awarded $450,000 State Grant

New Windsor among 40 Illinois communities being awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity for public infrastructure work.  The $450,000 in funding will be used for sewer hook-ups for low to moderate…

Community Meetings Begin In Rockridge School District This Week

The first of six community meetings in the Rockridge School District set for this week. Unit 300 Superintendent Perry Miller says the forums are part of a visioning process. The first meeting is this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

Legislation Filed Changing Regulations For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Legislation has been introduced in Springfield aimed at making changes to the regulations governing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or “CAFOs”. The sponsor is Peoria State Senator Dave Koehler. He says the package of bills aren’t aimed at necessarily stopping them,…

Latest Downtown Aledo Street Project Underway

The latest downtown Aledo infrastructure project is now underway. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser says the work should be completed by May 12th. Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities have been awarded the $427,000 contract for the project, which…

Rockridge Choir & Band Making Appearances At Circa 21 & Adler Theater

The Rockridge music program taking its show on the road over the next few weeks. They’ll be performing with professionals at Circa 21 and the Adler Theater says vocal director Curt Fischer-Oelschlaeger. Fischer-Oelschlaeger also conducts the Quad City Singers.

Local Farm Machinery Auction Brings Strong Interest

The demand for farm machinery remains strong on the secondary market. Local auctioneer Dale Jones had nearly 600 registered bidders on-site last Saturday at a consignment auction that featured a large number of ag implements. And the weather conditions were…

Line Scores Another Win In Show Ring

More success in the livestock show ring for a Seaton teenager. Dalton Line and “Wacky Wade” picked up their latest Grand Champion Steer honors this past weekend at the Western Illinois University Hoof & Horn Jackpot Show. Kansas City is…