Western Illinois Today

Training On Opioid Issue Offered In Mercer County Next Week

A local training session on the national and state opioid epidemic will be held next week at the Aledo Fire Station. Jen Hamerlinck with the Mercer County Health Department is helping promote the effort. The health department is partnering with…

Aledo’s Blessed By Nature Wins Small Business Award

Blessed by Nature has been a good fit in Aledo. Paul and Leanne Thomas opened up the business in February of 2000. Blessed by Nature received a Small Business Success Award from the Entrepreneurial Support Network of West Central Illinois…

Sherrard High School Hosting ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ Program

Sherrard High School hosting an awareness program for parents later this week. The program is Thursday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. The initiative is called, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight.’ A mock teen bedroom will be set up with contraband…

215-Pounds of Unused Prescriptions Collected in Aledo in One Day

What does 215-pounds of unused and unwanted prescriptions look like?  That’s what was collected during one day at a Take Back location in Aledo last month.  Reaction from Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan. The Take Back collection was on April…

GMC Aledo Highlighting Mental Health Services During May

Genesis Health System recognizing mental health awareness month and there’s been an emphasis placed on that area at GMC Aledo as a result of a community needs assessment from a few years ago says Genesis’ Al Zwilling. Any community resident…

Alternative Energy Company Interested in Aledo

The City of Aledo looking at entering into a development services agreement with an alternative energy company. City Administrator Erin Knackstedt says the Aledo City Council’s Public Property Committee will discuss the issue Monday night.