Category: Western Illinois Today

Aledo Grad Receives Emmy For Work In TV News

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An Aledo High School grad being recognized for his work in television news.  Aaron Frye received an Emmy at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest Awards last weekend.  He is a photo-journalist with WITI-FOX6 in Milwaukee. Frye…

New Mercer County Board Sworn In Monday Night

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The five newly elected Mercer County Board members will be seated Monday night.  Republicans Dena Hawn, Dan Hare, Carlos Sarabasa, Ron Fullerlove and Josh Frieden were all elected last month.  All ten Mercer County Board seats are now controlled by…

Aledo Caucuses Monday Night

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The City of Aledo will hold its caucus Monday night to pick candidates for the April 4th election. The Citizens and Democratic Parties will hold citywide caucuses at 8 p.m. for Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The Democratic Caucus will…

Moffitt Honored By Illinois Farm Bureau

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Local State Representative Don Moffitt has been named the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau Charles B. Schuman Distinguished Service Award. The award, the highest given by IFB, was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago over the weekend.…

Aledo Holly Days Set For This Weekend

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Aledo Holly Days set for this weekend. Most of the activities take place Friday, including the reopening of the Aledo Opera House says Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy.     The Hot Chocolate Hustle—a 3.1 mile road race is Saturday…

Mercer County’s Newly Elected Officials Sworn In

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Mercer County’s newly elected officials have been sworn in.  The ceremony was this morning at the Mercer County Courthouse and included Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee, who ran unopposed last month.  Kristin Relander takes over as Mercer County Circuit…