Western Illinois Today

County Board Sets Truth In Taxation Hearing For Nov. 1

The Mercer County Board has set a truth in taxation hearing for next week.  The session is Wednesday, November 1st at 6 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW in Aledo.  Those residents interested in providing testimony will be limited to…

Sheriff’s Dept. Offering National Drug Take Back Locations In Seaton & Matherville This Weekend

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency this weekend to participate in the National Drug Take Back effort. The program offers a safe way to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription medications. Locations will be…

Button Building Hosts ‘Pop Up Shops’ Friday & Saturday

Another round of “Pop Up Shops” being planned for downtown Aledo’s Button Building later this week. It’s a joint effort between Aledo Main Street and the City of Aledo says Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy. Three “Pop Up Shops”…

Mercer County High School Hosting Community Blood Drive Next Week

The Mercer County High School student council teaming up with State Representative Dan Swanson and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to host a community blood drive next week.  Gio Lee and Taylor Boydston are student council members. The blood…

Munson Hybrids Adds Warehouse Distribution Center In Wisconsin

After six months of touring existing warehouse buildings and available lots across Wisconsin, Munson Hybrids announced the purchase of a partially constructed building in Necedah, Wisconsin.  This facility will fulfill the Munson desire of a Wisconsin warehouse distribution center to…

Local State Rep. Swanson Ready For Fall Veto Session

Taxpayer funded abortions and sanctuary city legislation among the items to get attention during the fall veto session.  Local State Rep. Dan Swanson of Alpha is finishing up his first year in office. The fall veto session runs Tuesday through…

Aledo Officers Trained To Respond To Opioid Overdoses

The Aledo Police Department, like all departments in Illinois, becoming trained in dealing with opioid overdoses. Chief Chris Sullivan says it’s not a major issue in this area just yet, but his officers are now better prepared in combatting the…

IHSA Football Playoff Pairings Released

The playoff brackets were released for the 2017 IHSA Football Playoffs on Saturday night. Three local schools learned who they would be facing in the first round. Mercer County (5-4) will be traveling to the Sangamon Valley Conference champion Clifton (Central)…