Regionals Open With Tight Games

The start of the baseball and softball post season opened with some tight contests involving our local schools. In softball, Mercer County rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat Orion. In baseball, Mercer County scored four runs in the top…

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…

Swedona Water Association Awarded USDA Funding

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announcing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Swedona Water Association $845,000 in grants and loans to improve wastewater infrastructure. The funding comes through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loans and…