Jim Taylor

Aledo Looking For Volunteer E-Cycle Help

Volunteer help is needed to staff the City of Aledo’s e-cycling drop off site. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser says if you’re interested in volunteering, you can contact City Hall at 582-7241.

Henderson County Health Dept. Gets Attention At Congressional Hearing; Challenges Delivering Vaccine In Rural Illinois

The challenges of delivering the vaccine in rural Illinois highlighted this week at a virtual congressional hearing. Henderson County was used as an example. That testimony from Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at a Wednesday hearing of the House Appropriations…

Mercer County Health Dept. Announces Procedure For March Clinics

The Mercer County Health Department announced Wednesday that there will be a new procedure for the March Clinic scheduling with the prioritization of the 65 and older population in Phase 1b. Due to the uncertain amounts of vaccine being received,…

Former Relander Auction Property Getting New Tennant

The Aledo City Council set to take action on a TIF incentive package for Hank’s Power & Equipment. The business is moving to the former Relander Auction property along Illinois Route 94 says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The city’s TIF district…

Push Continues For ‘Bid’ McPhee Street In Keithsburg

The work continues to get a street named after baseball Hall of Famer John “Bid” McPhee in Keithsburg. Chad Weeks is leading that charge. He spoke to the Keithsburg City Council earlier this month. The street involved is 10th Street.…

2020 Mercer County Final Multiplier Announced

Mercer County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform…