Genesis Health System

A hospital near the Quad Cities has been chosen to help rural residents of Illinois get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Genesis Medical Center-Aledo is one of nine that'll work with the Illinois Department of Public Health in its efforts to help under-served parts of the state.

Administrator Ted Rogalski says the hospital was chosen based on its work with the Mercer County Health Department - they've been receiving just 200 vaccine doses per week, since December for local residents.

Margo Price

Taylor Swift isn’t the only artist who's released two albums during quarantine.

Even though she didn’t write or record them during the shutdown since March, country-rock star Margo Price released a live album and a new studio record in 2020. The outspoken 38-year-old native of Aledo, Illinois., also has been a powerful voice this year on social media and several media outlets nationwide – addressing urgent issues like racial injustice, Covid-19 financial relief, political polarization, public

2019 was a successful year for Mercer County Better Together. The community and economic development organization led efforts to bring jobs, recreation, and boost children's literacy.

Edwards River Public Library

The public library in Aledo has moved into a new building and now has a new name. As of Friday, what was the Mercer Carnegie Public Library has moved four blocks and re-opened as the Edwards River Public Library.

Recipes for Re-enactors

Apr 11, 2018

Dave Flowers has turned his two hobbies into a book. The resident of Aledo is a Civil War re-enactor who likes to cook, and he's just published "Voices from the Kitchen: A Collection of Antebellum and Civil War Era Recipes from Period Recipe Books."

The next step in an effort to plan the future of Mercer County will be taken this weekend. The group called Mercer County Better Together will hold an open house on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Aledo.