Mercer County Unemployment Rate 5.9 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate is at 5.9 percent. The number is for March and represents a nearly two-percent improvement from the same period a year ago. Unemployment is also down from year over year levels in Rock Island, Warren,…

More Pies Needed For Rhubarb Fest

The Aledo Rhubarb Festival is just five weeks away and there’s a call to action. More pies are needed says Rhubarb Fest co-chair Pam Myers. Last year, more than 3,500 pies were sold at Rhubarb Fest.  This year’s festival is…