Jim Taylor

Second ‘Pop Up Shops’ At Button Building This Week

The City of Aledo and Aledo Main Street again teaming up to use the Button Building for “Pop Up Shops”. Aledo Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says the first “Pop Up Shops” were held prior to Valentine’s Day on…

New Boston Close To Striking Deal For Grocery Store

The City of New Boston close to striking a deal for a grocery store. The 60-by-50 foot building would be constructed by the city and then leased to the business says Mayor Chris DeFrieze. The lot being considered for the…

Mercer County Health Dept. & Mercer County School District Participate In ‘Kick Butts Day’

The Mercer County Health Department and Mercer County School District teaming up for “Kick Butts Day”—a tobacco prevention effort.  The event is Wednesday says the health department’s Leslie Connell…. The program is funded through a grant.

Bustos Blasts GOP Health Care Bill

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continues to blast away at the President Trump lead health care bill.  She delivered the Weekly Democratic Address on the issue last week. Bustos released a statement yesterday citing the Congressional Budget Office saying the…

Domestic Troubles In Rural Viola Leads To Charges Against QC Man

A domestic troubles complaint in rural Viola leads to the arrest of a Rock Island man on multiple charges. Francis D. Alter was taken into custody yesterday for driving suspended, reckless driving, child endangerment, driving unsafe equipment and improper lane…

City Of Aledo Issues Hard Water Notice

The City of Aledo has been experiencing some issues with their R/O system at the water treatment plant and, as a result, potable water is being produced with a high calcium content which may lead to hard water. Potable water…