Western Illinois Today

Aledo’s Hard Water Problems Ending

The City of Aledo’s hard water problems are ending. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser provided an update to the city council this week. The city had been experiencing hard water problems since February.

Rock Island County Averts Borrowing

By Terry James   Revenue at Hope Creek, the nursing home for Rock Island County, is down compared to last year. That concerns Rock Island County Board member Drue Mielke. He says board members are always looking for ways to turn…

Mercer County Veterans Can Receive Help

The head of the Mercer County Veterans Assistance Commission wants veterans in Mercer County to know they are here to help those that served this country.  Superintendent and retired Sergeant Major George Howard spoke at Aledo Main Street’s Networking at…

Aledo Teen Honored At State Fair For 4-H/FFA Essay

An Aledo teen being honored at the Illinois State Fair for her essay on 4-H and FFA. The Tractor Supply Company sponsored the “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest and 16 year old Gwendolyn Fowler was one of six winners out of…

Tully Waives Prelim In Rooth Beating Case

The man accused of beating up and robbing Fred Rooth at his rural Joy farmhouse has waived his preliminary hearing.  55 year old Brian Tully of Burlington made a brief appearance in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning. A pre-trial…

Aledo Sex Offender To Remain In Custody

A former Aledo man will remain committed under Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. 43 year old Richard Stallings’ case will be reviewed again in another year while he receives treatment at an Illinois Department of Human Services secure facility,…

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits Aledo Farm

An Aledo area farmer gets an audience with U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Kate Danner says she talked Farm Bill during the visit. For Danner, it’s the second top ag official visiting her farm in four years. President Obama’s Deputy…

Two Local Youth Win Statewide Photo Contest

Two local youth win a statewide photo contest. The 2017 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest was sponsored by Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. The annual contest encourages young photographers to share their vision of agriculture in Illinois. Trace Jochim…

2017/2018 High School Sports Season Begins Monday In Illinois

The 2017/2018 high school sports season opens Monday. It’s the first official day of football practice, according to the IHSA calendar. Fulton head coach Patrick Lower is ready. The first games are played Frdiay, August 25th. Monday also marks the…