Jim Taylor

Eight More COVID-19 Cases In Mercer County; 135 Total

The Mercer County Health Department has announced eight additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the county’s total to 135 cases.  The latest cases include: one male in his 40’s, one male in his 50’s, two males in their 60’s,…

Seeding Proposal Approved For New Northside Diamond Project

Construction continues on a new baseball diamond at Aledo’s Northside Park. That makes Mercer County head baseball coach Jacob Harrison happy.   This week, the Aledo Park District approved a $13,400 proposal from Bush Sports Turf for seeding the new…

IHSA Adds Sectional Format For Cross Country & Golf This Fall

The IHSA announcing expansion of postseason opportunities this fall.  A sectional round is being added for both golf and cross country. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson says there’s been very little issues with the two sports thus far this season.…

Ameren Illinois & MidAmerican Among Illinois Utilities Who Won’t Disconnect Service

Ameren Illinois and MidAmerican Energy among the utilities in Illinois promising not to shut off the power. The Illinois Commerce Commission this week said several power, gas, and water companies across the state have agreed to continue their moratorium on…

Aledo Talks Solar Panel Ordinance; Also Seeking Additional Grant Funding For Multi-Use Path

The Aledo City Council moving forward with a solar panel ordinance. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser details the measure.   The city also hopes to access additional grant funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation ITEP program says Mayor…