Category: Western Illinois Today

Weaver: Rauner’s Education Funding Task Force Report Good Starting Point

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver applauds the work of Governor Bruce Rauner’s Education Funding Task Force. They issued their findings last month and Weaver says the report provides a great starting point for lawmakers. Henderson-Mercer-Knox-and-Warren Regional Superintendent of Schools Jodi…

WIU School Of Ag Hosts Open House Friday

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture hosting an open house for prospective students this week. The Director–Dr. Andrew Baker says the school offers a strong pathway to many different ag careers. The open house is this Friday starting at…

Local FFA Chapters Represented At This Weekend’s FFA State Proficiency Awards Competition

Local FFA chapters will be well represented at this weekend’s FFA State Proficiency Awards competition. The event is Saturday at the University of Illinois in Champaign and Nathan Flickinger of Rockridge will be there.  He was a FFA District 1…

IDNR Offers Hunter Education Safety Course In Keithsburg This Weekend

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offering another local hunter education safety course. Allen Henshaw of Keithsburg has served as a certified IDNR instructor for many years. The latest two-day class is from Noon-to-5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at…

City Continues To Look For Buyer For Button Building

The Aledo City Council approves entering into an agreement with a realtor to sell the Button Building.  The action taken last night says City Attorney Mark Walton. The property is appraised at $217,500.

State Owes Mercer County Family Crisis Center $100,000

The ongoing state budget stalemate is hurting the Mercer County Family Crisis Center in Aledo.  The agency’s Marla Reynolds provided an update to the Aledo City Council on Monday night…. The Crisis Center is requesting a $5,000 contribution from the…

Mercer County Meth Case Continued To Next Month

There’s been another continuance in the methamphetamine case against a Matherville woman. 25 year old Erica Sandusky appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court today and had her pre-trial conference pushed back to April 4th. She is facing Class X and…

Traffic Stop Leads To Cannabis & Weapons Charges Against Aledo Man

An Aledo man facing criminal charges following a traffic stop near New Boston over the weekend.  24 year old Bryan Patrick Lee Askew was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday. He has been charged with Possession…