Western Illinois Today

Area Youth Invited To 4-H Academy

Area youth ages 8-to-18 invited to a “4-H Academy” later this month. The event is Saturday, February 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities Campus in Moline.  A wide array of topics will…

Button Building To Host ‘Pop Up Shops’ This Weekend

The Button Building will be home to “Pop Up Shops” this weekend. It’s a project of Aledo Main Street and the City of Aledo says Main Street executive director Dana Murphy. Another “Pop Up Shop” is planned for March and…

City of Aledo May Manage Park District Budget

The City of Aledo could soon be managing the Aledo Park District budget. Mayor Chris Hagloch says the partnership will involve an intergovernmental agreement. Hagloch says the intergovernmental agreement could be ready for City Council approval next month.

Rockridge Madrigal Choir To Sing Before Happ’s Game With Illinois

For a second year in a row, the Rockridge High School madrigal choir will perform the National Anthem at a University of Illinois basketball game.  This time though it’s when the Illini play Rockridge grad Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin…

City of Aledo Continues Support of Aledo Main Street

The City of Aledo will continue its relationship with Aledo Main Street. The city’s annual contribution to Main Street will remain $18,000. Executive Director Dana Murphy provided an update to the City Council last night on the growth of the…

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Monday

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM NOON TODAY (MONDAY) TO 8 PM CST THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Snow, moderate at times, from this afternoon through early evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Lighter…

Mercer and RI County Farm Bureaus Hosting On-the-Road Seminar This Month

The Mercer and Rock Island County Farm Bureaus teaming up to host an On-the-Road Seminar later this month. The program provides information on farm transportation issues and features Illinois Farm Bureau experts Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner. Rund says part…

Bald Eagles Back In Big Numbers

Bald eagles are back in the Quad Cities.  Researchers yesterday said they’ve counted about 22 hundred bald eagles along a one mile stretch of the Mississippi River and Rock rivers this year.  That’s compared to 957 eagles last year, and…