Closings & Cancellations

Mercer County Senior Center, Aledo – Mercer County Senior Center will be open for staff only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. They will no longer conduct any face-to-face appointments. No one besides staff will be allowed in the building. All appointments must be made and finalized via the phone, please call 309-582-5492 or 309-582-7221. When someone calls, we will direct on the proper procedures for their individual needs.

All Illinois public and private schools – closed.

University of Illinois Extension’s unit offices serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties – temporarily closed until further notice.

Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District – Spring Tree Sale is cancelled. Fish can still be ordered online. Go to to order and for more information.

Mercer County Quilters Guild – Paint Chip Challenge is not due until November.

Aledo Rotary Club – seedling planting postponed from April 24 to Fri., May 29.

Aledo United Methodist Church – suspending all activities until further notice.

College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Aledo – cancelling worship services until further notice.

Messiah Lutheran Evangelical Church, Aledo cancelling all church services until further notice.

Antioch Baptist Church, Marston area – TBA.

Hamlet Perryton Presbyterian Church – no services until further notice.

Mercer County Family YMCA – closed until further notice.

Mercer/Rock Island County USDA Service Center, Aledo – service center open by appointment only. All visitors will be asked about health and recent travel. Call 309-582-5153 for an appointment.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs – representative will no longer be having local hours at the Mercer County Veterans Assistance Office on the first and third Thursday of each month until further notice.

Mercer County Health Department, Aledo – facility not open to the public, but essential services available by appointment only – 582-3759.

Mercer County Family Crisis Center, Aledo – by appointment only – 582-SAFE (7233).

Genesis Health Group, Aledo – Wellness Visits will be scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday; Sick Visits/Urgent Care (by appointment) will be scheduled 3 to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Edwards River Public Library, Aledo – closed until further notice.

New Windsor Public Library – closed until further notice.

Viola Public Library District – now offering curbside pickup for Viola Public Library District cardholders. Please call the library at 309-596-2620 for information.

Mercer County Courthouse, Aledo – Mercer County is concerned about the safety and welfare of its citizens and employees. The Courthouse and staff are concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. As a service to its citizens, the Courthouse will remain open with a reduced staff, and will remain open during this period for ESSENTIAL SERVICES only. County Courthouse services will be provided by appointment only, and may be made by calling the appropriate Department as listed here: Administration, 309-582-8107, Ronald Fullerlove; Animal Control, 309-221-4744, Matt Lower; Assessor Office, 309-582-4747, Mary McClellan; Circuit Clerk, 309-582-7122, Kristin Relander; County Clerk, 309-582-7021, Sara Blaser; County Treasurer, 309-582-2524, Bev Lower; Highway Department, 309-582-2715, Matt Lower; Probation, 309-582-5169, Teresa Smith; States Attorney, 309-582-5381, Meeghan Lee. Please call the appropriate Department if there are any questions concerning the services provided during this period.

Aledo Public Parks – parks are open, but playground areas are closed until further notice.

Essley-Noble Museum, Aledo – closed until Friday, May 29.