Category: Western Illinois Today

3D Property Brings $230,000 At Auction

A business liquidation auction in Aledo brings much interest today.  3D Concrete in Aledo was on the block.  The property sold for over $200,000 and there was also very active bidding on many pieces of construction equipment.  Local auctioneer Dale…

Genesis Medical Center Aledo Awarded Two Grants

Genesis Medical Center Aledo awarded a couple of grants. The funding will be used for two different programs says Al Zwilling with the Mercer Foundation for Health. Zwilling announced the grants at this week’s Aledo Main Street Economic Development Committee…

Local Students Fare Well In FFA Competition

Four local students having a good week with FFA activities. Sherrard’s Ann Weber, Nicholas Close and Matthew Lloyd of Mercer County High School, and Nathan Flickinger from Rockridge High School have won FFA District 1 Proficiency Awards.  The competition was held Wednesday…

Oquawka Fire Department Hopes To Create Fire Protection District

The Oquawka Fire Department is looking to create a Fire Protection District. The issue will be voted on next month. The department has relied on assessments and other voluntary contributions for 127 years, but operations have become more of a…

Crime Stoppers Seeks Information On Whereabouts Of Peacock

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information on the location of the man dubbed “Mercer County’s best meth cook”.  23 year old Charles M. Peacock has a last known address of 2923 117th Avenue Milan. He is wanted on a…

Creekside Winery Owner: Mercer County Good Place To Do Business

Is Mercer County a good place to do business? John Mital—the owner of Creekside Vineyards & Winery in Preemption says yes.  He spoke to the Mercer County Board on Tuesday night. Creekside’s Preemption location has been in operation for three…

Mercer County Board Approves Cash Flow Management Plan

The Mercer County Board approves a cash flow management plan. The action taken last night and includes several conditions says County Board Chairman Joe Vann of New Boston. The county board also discussed attempts to increase cash flow by working…