Jim Taylor

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…

Sherrard High School Baseball Program Goes To Bat For Coach’s Wife

The Sherrard High School baseball program is rallying around head coach Brandon Oelmann and his wife Jessica.  She has been diagnosed with cancer and seniors Hunter Jackson, Ryan Ebberson and A.J. Hatlestad are helping organize an event Friday night that…

Hagloch Hopeful For Button Building Incubator By Spring

Plans in motion to establish a business incubator in downtown Aledo.  The Button Building, owned by the city, would be the site says Mayor Chris Hagloch. Hagloch hopes the incubator can be ready for rollout in the spring.