Western Illinois Today

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect This Weekend

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUING WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Iowa and northwest…

Orion Student Wins WIU Centennial Honors Scholarship

An Orion High School senior lands a Western Illinois University Centennial Honors Scholarship. Camden Sellers will receive $10,000 per year under the program. High school students with an ACT score of 30 or higher (or SAT equivalent of 1360), and…

Halpin To Host Town Hall Meeting In Andalusia

Local State Rep. Mike Halpin is hosting Town Hall meeting in lower Rock Island County later this month. The event will be Friday, February 22nd at 1 p.m. at Andalusia Village Hall. Halpin says he will offer his plans for…

Bustos: Border Wall Not A National Emergency; But Trade Is

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says trade, not immigration, is the emergency that President Trump needs to take on. Bustos on Thursday told MSNBC that the president shouldn’t be declaring a national emergency to build a border wall. She says…

Swanson Votes No On Minimum Wage Increase

Illinois’ minimum wage is going up. Governor JB Pritzker yesterday promised to sign a new $15-an-hour minimum wage law by next week. Democrats in the Illinois House approved the minimum wage hike yesterday. Locally, Republican State Rep. Dan Swanson, who…

Viola Exploring Business Incubator Project For Downtown Area

The Village of Viola looking at creating an incubator project. Mayor Kirk Doonan says the motivation is to improve a blighted area. A final timeline has not been established for the project. The downtown is within Viola’s TIF district.

One Person Killed In Henderson County Head-On

One person is dead following a head on crash in Henderson County. The accident occurred early yesterday afternoon on U.S. 34, west of Gladstone Road. Illinois State Police say a car crossed the center line and struck a truck-tractor head-on.…

Mercer County Courthouse Elevator Continues To Draw Concern

Concern continues to be expressed over the elevator at the Mercer County Courthouse and should it go out of service. The item received attention for a second straight month at last night’s Mercer County Board meeting. That’s Mercer County Public…

Comic Book Collection Brings Interest and Auction In Aledo

Comic books are still a thing.  So much so that a collection goes on the auction block in Aledo later this month. Different collectibles bring different interest says local auctioneer Dale Jones. The auction is February 21 at the Dale…