Western Illinois Today

Looser-Flake Announces Recreation Grant

The Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation trustees through Mercer County Better Together plan to offer a new grant to support public parks and recreational facilities.  Applicants will be required to work together to create and submit one collaborative application supporting as many…

Ground Broken For New Library In Aledo

A new library on the way in Aledo with a new name. Ground was broken Saturday morning along East Main Street. The 4,500 square foot building will replace the existing Mercer Carnegie Library and there will be a new name…

Hasson Getting Better

Health improving for Rockridge teacher Tom Hasson. He had been at University Hospitals in Iowa City since a June 1st motorcycle accident, but has been transferred to Genesis Medical Center in Davenport for inpatient therapy.  IHSA executive director Craig Anderson…

City Of Aledo Flushing Hydrants Over Next Two Weeks

The City of Aledo will be flushing all fire hydrants this month. The town will be divided into East/West quadrants. Time schedules are tentative. The west side of town will be the week of June 18 to 22. And the…

Local Early Childhood Education Programs Hurt By Funding Cuts

Early childhood education programs responding to a big hit in block grant funding. Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott says the loss totals nearly $2-million for Henderson, Mercer, Knox and Warren Counties and one of the programs being impacted is the Mercer…

Contestants Announced For 2018 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant

The contestants have been announced for the 2018 Mercer County Fair Queen Pageant. Here is the field from Pageant Director Ledith Whitehall from Aledo. There are three Junior Miss contestants and 16 Little Miss contestants.  The pageant is Tuesday, July…