Western Illinois Today

Aledo Main Street Farmers Market Opens June 9

The Aledo Main Street Farmers Market season opens next month at Aledo Central Park. Main Street manager Lindsey Dunn says local, fresh produce will be available every Thursday starting June 9 and running through the end of September. Click here…

Youth Code Camp This Summer At High-Tech Small Town

High-Tech Small Town is planning youth code camps for this summer at the former Mercer Carnegie Library site. To sign up click here or contact High-Tech Small Town’s Kenzi Lafferty at kenzi@hightechsmalltown.com

5th Grade Field Trips Return To Essley-Noble Museum

It’s been several years but Mercer County area fifth graders return to the Essley-Noble Museum this week for a field trip. It’s good to have them back, says the museum’s Shannon Boynton. The museum’s spring and summer hours are Thursdays,…

Criminal Sexual Assault Charge Filed Against Keithsburg Man

A Keithsburg man arrested on a criminal sexual assault charge. Gavin T. Fullerton was taken into custody late last week following an investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. He is facing a Class 1 felony.  Fullerton was transported to…

More TIF Action For Aledo City Council

A new TIF district is moving forward in Aledo. The Aledo City Council took action on a couple of ordnances Monday night. Steve Kline is serving as TIF consultant for the city. Aledo’s original TIF was created in 1986. Also…

Highway Dedication To Honor Two Keithsburg Veterans

Local State Representative Dan Swanson passed House Joint Resolution (HJR) 28 that designates 76th Street in Keithsburg from Jackson Street to IL-17 as the “PO2 Robert Holloway and PO3 Ronald Crose Memorial Highway.” State Senator Neil Anderson was the Chief…