Category: Western Illinois Today

Easter Weekend ‘Pop Up Shops’ Set For Button Building

Aledo Main Street and the City of Aledo again teaming up to host another weekend of “Pop Up Shops” at the Button Building. Aledo Economic Development Director Tarah Sipes says the latest “Pop Up Shops” are this Friday from Noon…

Mercer County Receiving Over $20,000 Per Month Housing U.S. Marshals Service Prisoners

Mercer County continues to receive over $20,000 a month from housing U.S. Marshals Service prisoners at the Mercer County Jail. Sheriff Dave Staley provided an update at last week’s Mercer County Board meeting. The sheriff’s department receives $65 per day…

Saey Being Recommended For Rockridge Head Basketball Job

Andy Saey is being recommended for the head boys basketball job at Rockridge High School. The Kewanee native had been an assistant for Toby Whiteman, who resigned last month.  Saey, who teaches at Rockridge, also coached previously at Galva and Kewanee. The…

Mercer County: Better Together Continues To Host Community Forums

The group Mercer County: Better Together continues to host community forums throughout the county.  One was held last night says Al Zwilling, who’s involved with the process. Other community forums are set for April 20th at the Preemption United Methodist…

Mercer County Ag Mechanics Team Wins FFA Competition

The Mercer County FFA Ag Mechanics team takes 1st place at the Section 4 Ag Mechanics Contest this week. The competition was held Thursday. Students competed in 5 different individual areas against the 10 FFA Chapters in Section 4. Placing…

Mercer County Authorities Continue To Seek Whereabouts Of Peacock

Authorities continue to seek the whereabouts of the man described as “Mercer County’s best meth cook.” 23 year old Charles Peacock failed to appear last month in Mercer County Circuit Court for a hearing on a petition to revoke his probation.…