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Aledo Man Arrested On ID Theft Charge

An Aledo man has been arrested on a Mercer County warrant for aggravated identity theft less than $10,000. According to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department press release the victim is over 60 years old. 48-year-old Darrin C. Clawson was taken…

The City of Aledo’s commitment to a proposed redevelopment project at the former Aledo Jr. High property is $250,000. The agreement was approved by aldermen on Monday night says Mayor Chris Hagloch. cut The $11.7 million project was announced by…

Fairgrounds Accident Results In Fatal Injuries

One person is dead following an accident at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The mishap occurred Friday afternoon just before 2.p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a man being trapped under an agricultural apparatus. He was pronounced dead at…

Tigers Top Chargers

Sherrard remained undefeated in Three Rivers Athletic Conference west division volleyball action with a win over Orion Tuesday night. On the links, the Tigers won a triangular over Monmouth-Roseville and Erie-Prophetstown.   VOLLEYBALL Sherrard def Orion 25-19, 18-25, 25-21 Monmouth-Roseville…

Rock Island County Fair Off To A Good Start

The Rock Island County Fair is off to a good start after taking a year off. New fair board president Lauren Crawford says things were coming together on Tuesday. Crawford also hopes there will be a strong turnout for the…

Business Spotlight-The Patton Block-DeNovo Brewing

In today’s Business Spotlight John Hoscheidt will talk with Kevin Cerar from The Patton Block Restaurant and Brad Sturgeon with DeNovo Brewing in Monmouth. Tune in following Western Illinois Today News at 7, Noon, and 5. You will also find…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Promoting Grain Bin Safety Training Event

Mercer County first responders and farmers invited to a grain bin safety training program next month. The featured presenter is Dave Newcomb with the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Two sessions will be offered Saturday, June 12 at the Aledo Fire…