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Conserve & Preserve Program To Be Held In Lower Rock Island County

The Rock Island County Soil & Water Conservation District hosting a conservation tour later this month in lower Rock Island County. The “Conserve & Preserve Program” will be Wednesday, August 22nd with registration beginning at 3:30 p.m. from the Reynolds…

Bustos Schedules ‘Cheri on Shift’ at Gold Star FS in Aledo

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will participate in a “Cheri on Shift” Thursday morning at Gold Star, a full line agronomy location which studies fertilizer, crop protection, and seed. Gold Star’s Aledo location also is home to a Grain Systems…

Taxing Bodies Over-Paid From Sherrard/Fyre Lake TIF District; Sherrard School District Impacted

An issue involving back taxes and properties in the village of Sherrard TIF district have resulted in over-payment to several taxing bodies, including the Sherrard School District. Mercer County Treasurer Bev Lower briefed the Mercer County Board on the matter…

Aledo Crews Respond To Water Main Break Tuesday Afternoon

City of Aledo crews respond to a water main break.  It happened Tuesday afternoon near Blick & Blick Oil says Aledo water superintendent Travis Matlick. As Matlick pointed out, all customers that have been affected by this break were hand…

Local Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony Big Deal For Glancey Family

An emotional day for the Glancey family.  They were among the large crowd gathered in Aledo Tuesday for the Law Enforcement Memorial dedication ceremony at the Aledo Police Station.  Late Mercer County Sheriff Larry Glancey passed away one month ago. …

Water Main Punctured, Aledo Residents Have Boil Order

A water main was punctured on Southeast 5th Avenue, just north of Blick and Blick Oil, around 3:30 this afternoon. Aledo Water Superintendent Travis Matlick explains what happened. As Matlick pointed out, all customers that have been affected by this…

Three Bids Submitted For Single Waste Hauler In Aledo

The City of Aledo has received three bids as the city council considers a single waste hauler for community residents. City Administrator Erin Knackstedt provided an update last night. Committee meetings are open to the public, but no final action…

City of Aledo & Aledo Park District Intergovernmental Agreement Could Lead To Upgrades at Northside Park & Fenton Pool

An intergovernmental agreement between the City of Aledo and Aledo Park District has taken another step forward. The first reading of an ordinance was approved last night says City Administrator Erin Knackstedt. The agreement will give the city oversight of…