Category: Western Illinois Today

College Avenue Project Heading Down Home Stretch

Shoppers in downtown Aledo won’t find themselves inconvenienced much longer as the College Avenue street project is ahead of schedule, according to Public Works Director Justin Blaser. Blaser says the project is scheduled to be completed by May 12th.

City Hires Firm To Help With Water Problems

The Aledo City Council voted to hire Strand Associates, Inc. to help them with their water problems at Monday night’s meeting. Residents have been experiencing hard water lately due to problems with the city’s water treatment facility. Aledo Public Works…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Iowa Man On Iowa Warrants

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest an Iowa man on a couple of Iowa warrants. 42 year old Joseph Beverlin of Durant was taken into custody on Sunday for violation of probation regarding controlled substance and theft cases. He was also…

Zwilling Inducted Into Sherrard FFA Hall Of Fame This Week

The first inductee into the Sherrard FFA Hall of Fame is 2008 grad Clay Zwilling. He’ll be recognized Tuesday night during the annual Sherrard FFA banquet. Zwilling served as Illinois FFA President in 2008/2009. His schooling included Lake Land College…

Mercer County Historical Society Spring Open Meeting Monday Night

The general public invited to the spring open meeting of the Mercer County Historical Society. The meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo. Historical Society member Ron Dillavou will offer a presentation called “The Hobby of…

Halpin & Swanson Spend Thursday At Sherrard High School

Two local state lawmakers spend a portion of their Easter break visiting a local school.  State Representative Dan Swanson visited the Sherrard Junior/Senior High School campus yesterday. Swanson was joined on the tour by State Rep. Mike Halpin. State Senator…

Fire Does Damage To Seaton Area Farm

Multiple area fire departments respond to a fire near Seaton. The blaze destroyed a shed used for show cattle at the Todd and Joyce Line farm. A stock trailer was also destroyed. Firefighters were paged out from Seaton, Aledo, Little…

Evidence-Based School Funding Formula Introduced In Springfield

Education funding legislation has been introduced in Springfield. The measure is sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington and is the result of framework advanced by the Governor’s bipartisan Education Funding Reform Commission. Barickman’s legislation establishes an evidence-based school…