Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Hunters Harvest 833 Deer During Two Firearm Weekends

Mercer County hunters harvest 833 deer during the two firearm weekends. 518 during the first weekend and 315 the second weekend.  Statewide, the total harvest was just over 80,000, which is a bit higher from last year, according to Ed…

Bustos Supporting Legislation To Aid Sexual Harassment Victims In Workplace

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos taking on the sexual harassment issue. She wants to ban mandatory arbitration for such cases and give employees other options. Bustos says forced arbitration clauses prevent victims of sexual harassment from discussing the nature or…

Genesis Aledo Gets Quality of Care Recognition

Genesis Medical Center Aledo honored for excellence in quality of care. The recognition is from the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network says GMC Aledo Administrator Ted Rogalski. Genesis assumed ownership of the former Mercer County Hospital in February of 2013.

Mercer County Board Renews Health Insurance Plan For County Employees

The Mercer County Board approves renewal of the health insurance plan for county employees.  The action taken last night says county administrative consultant Bruce DeLashmit with Bellwether. Also last night, DeLashmit reported that contract negotiations will begin next year with…

Sherrard School Board Considering Attendance Centers For Elementary Students

The Sherrard School Board set to make a decision early next year on attendance centers for kindergarten through 4th grade students. Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher says a committee has been evaluating the issue. The Sherrard School District’s pre-k through…

Mercer County FFA Donates $500 To Local Toy Drive

The Mercer County FFA Chapter donated $500 to the Mercer County Jaycees for their annual Christmas Toy Drive.  The Mercer County FFA Chapter makes an annual Christmas donation to a county charity.  The money is from proceeds from the pork…

Aledo City Council Approves Golf Cart Ordinance

The City of Aledo now has a golf cart ordinance. The measure was approved by the City Council on a 5-3 margin Monday night. The permit fee is $50 says Police Chief Chris Sullivan. Sullivan says the ordinance requires golf…