Category: Western Illinois Today

Over $5-Million In Grant Funding On The Way To Keithsburg

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Over $5-million in federal funding on the way for Keithsburg. The grant money will be used for levee and storm pump projects. Nick Wagner is with the city’s engineering firm–MSA Professional Services. He says grants of that amount just don’t…

Alwood Student’s ‘Taps’ Idea Now Law In Illinois

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The idea of an Alwood High School student is now law in Illinois. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 4432, which will allow students an excused absence for sounding ‘taps’ at military honors ceremonies for deceased veterans. The…

New Boston Keeps Momentum Rolling

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New Boston keeping the momentum rolling. And things getting better says Mayor Chris DeFrieze with the state releasing a $400,000 Department of Natural Resources grant….. The annual New Boston Fish Fry is Saturday, August 27th.

Aledo City Council Honors Margo Price

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The Aledo City Council honors Margo Price. A proclamation called her a rising country music star last night. Grandma Mary Price is quite proud. Mayor Chris Hagloch says it’s great that the city can recognize Price’s success. Margo is scheduled…

Message From Rockridge Supt. Regarding Heat Schedule Protocol


Dear Students, Parents, Community Members and Staff: During the August 8, 2016 Board of Education meeting, we had an agenda item to discuss the release of school due to heat and humidity. During the discussion we examined several scenarios from…

Alexis Man Allowed To Withdraw Plea In Sex Abuse Case

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An Alexis man has been allowed to withdraw his Alford plea in a Mercer County sex abuse case. 53 year old Moses Anderson entered the plea to a Class A misdemeanor in early May and then was allowed to withdraw…

New Aledo City Administrator Starts Job Today

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Aledo’s new city administrator set to begin her first day on the job today. Erin Knackstedt liked her initial observations of the community during the interview process. Knackstedt is a native of Atkinson in Henry County and had been working…

Aledo Police Investigate Mercer County VFW Break-In

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The Aledo Police Department investigating a break-in to the Mercer County VFW. Officers were on the scene late this morning along with a crime scene technician from the Illinois State Police. No other information has been released at this time.