Western Illinois Today

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…

New Owner To Host Grand Opening At Hawthorn Ridge Sunday

The new owner at Aledo’s Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course set to host a grand opening. The details from Gary Baker, who assumed ownership of the property last fall. The course opened for the season earlier this month.

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.