Western Illinois Today

Pay Increases For Walmart Employees Next Month


Pay increases for over a million Walmart and Sam’s Club workers take effect next month. Phase two of the companies’ two-point-seven billion dollar investment in its own people starts February 20th. The average full time hourly wage will be 13-dollars…

Zunkel Takes Coaching Job At McHenry


Mercer County head football coach Nat Zunkel is leaving.  Zunkel was hired as head football coach at McHenry High School in Northern Illinois last night. The school has an enrollment of 2,300 students.  They finished 1-and-8 last season, but lost…

Aledo City Council Proclamation To Honor Greer

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Ethel “Tommy” Greer continues to live a long and active life.  The Aledo woman turned 100 this week.  Over twenty years of her life were spent on the Aledo City Council and they are honoring her 100th birthday celebration with…