Category: Western Illinois Today

WRMJ Interview: Aledo Grad Campagna To ROWVA Hall Of Fame

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Aledo High School graduate Chris Campagna today. Earlier this month, he was inducted into the ROWVA High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his role as track coach at the school.  

Details Emerge On Solar Farm Potential For Mercer County

A solar farm project could be in the future for Mercer County. The subject received attention at last night’s Mercer County Board Economic Development Committee meeting—chaired by Ron Fullerlove of Sherrard. Mercer County Board Member Carlos Sarabasa of Aledo says…

Local 4-H Shooting Sports Gain In Popularity

4-H shooting sports continue to be very popular in Mercer County. University of Illinois Extension’s Cheryl Geitner says families of youth interested in joining one of the shooting sports clubs should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February…

Rockets Edge Tigers; Eagles Fall on Hall of Fame Night

Locked in a defensive battle, longtime rivals Rockridge and Sherrard were tied at 15 at the half. Rockridge led by one after three quarters, and hit key free throws late to pull away for the nine-point victory despite shooting 1-10…

Downtown Aledo Among 25 Illinois Interests Added To National Register Of Historic Places In 2016

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s efforts to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2016 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Downtown Aledo Historic District. Sites are added to the…

More Street & Sidewalk Work For Downtown Aledo

More sidewalk and street work for downtown Aledo later this year. The Aledo City Council approved the latest plan this week. Engineer Paul Baele is with Missman, Inc. The project is estimated at $550,000 with the money coming from the…