Jim Taylor

‘Pop Up Shops’ Again Offered At Button Building Later This Month

Aledo Main Street again offering “Pop Up Shops” at the Button Building in downtown Aledo later this month. It costs just $20 to reserve a space says Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy. Again, www.aledomainstreet.com has additional information available. The…

Added Enforcement For Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Over Weekend

Results released from a special detail conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department over the weekend. The effort was funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The added enforcement on Saturday resulted in citations for speeding and…

Bustos To Play Key Role For Democratic Party In 2018 Election Cycle

Not only will Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos face a challenge from Republicans in the 2018 election cycle, but she’s also been appointed by Democrats to help candidates with game planning, specifically in rural areas. Bustos was one of just…

Funds Continue To Be Raised For Proposed Viola Dog Park

Funds continue to be raised for a proposed dog park in Viola.  JoAnn Heil is leading the effort. The Village of Viola is donating land for the project. It’s located near the Viola Cemetery. Heil says funds are being raised…

Orion and Rockridge Win, Mercer County and Sherrard Fall

Week Seven of the high school football season got underway on Friday nights as Mercer County hosted the West Central Heat for Homecoming, Rockridge traveled to Bureau Valley, Orion hosted the Morrison Mustangs, and Sherrard took on Erie-Prophetstown in a…

RMA Alumni Hoping For Memorial At Site Of Former School

A 1947 graduate of the Roosevelt Military Academy sad to hear that the two last standing buildings of the former school are coming down.  The Aledo City Council has retained an engineer to draw up demolition bid specs for Niles…