Western Illinois Today

Mercer County School District Responds To Threat At High School

The Mercer County School District released the following statement to parents Wednesday: “On Wednesday, October 27 it was reported to the Mercer County High School Office that a student made a threat to other students involving a weapon. After an…

More Talk Of New TIF For Aledo

Preliminary work being done to create a new TIF district in Aledo. Boundaries are currently being explored says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The City Council’s TIF Committee discussed the subject this week. The city’s current TIF district sunsets in December.

Albertson Looking At More Downtown Aledo Projects

More downtown Aledo plans for W.J. Albertson. He met with the Aledo City Council’s TIF Committee Monday night about his request for proposal for the Button Building property along with another downtown storefront project at 114 East Main Street. The…

Aledo Hopes To Receive Safe Route To School Funds

The City of Aledo applying for a Safe Routes to School grant.  The goal is to have a safe way for students to reach the intermediate and elementary school campus via biking or walking says City Administrator/Police Chief Chris Sullivan.…

Scattered Frost Followed By Heavy Rain This Weekend

Frost and heavy rain in the weather picture this weekend for the WRMJ listening area. Meteorologist Peter Speck is with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Friday morning.

Plans For Old Jr. High Detailed At Community Input Meeting

Green space improvements already being made at the former Aledo Jr. High property. That’s developer John Davidshofer. He held a community input meeting Thursday night for the $11-million redevelopment project that will include 30 workforce housing units at the old…

Mercer County School Board Continues To Discuss Facilities

More facility talk for the Mercer County School Board. Supt. Scott Petrie provides an update following Wednesday night’s regular Unit 404 Board of Education meeting. Among the items the board is considering is a new centralized elementary school campus in…

Side-by-Side Scramble Saturday In Mercer County

Visit MerCo promoting a side-by-side scramble this weekend. The event is Saturday says Mercer County economic development coordinator Kasi Henshaw. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  You can also find out more at visitmerco.com.