Jim Taylor

Plans For New $1-Million Mercer Carnegie Library Announced

Plans for a new $1-million Mercer Carnegie Library have been announced.  Library Director Catherine Worsley says the new building will be constructed at a vacant lot along East Main Street in Aledo. Construction should begin in the spring with completion…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Participating In ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Through Nov. 27

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department joining the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  IDOT Assistant Secretary Rich Brauer and ISP Lieutenant Chris Owen. Stepped up enforcement…

Two More Guilty Pleas In Mercer County Burglary Case

Two more defendants have pleaded guilty for their roles in a burglary case where guns and cash were taken from a safe at a Mercer County property.  Theodore Waldron of Moline and Logan Beattie of Seaton were ordered to share…

Repairs Approved For Local Civil War Monument

Work on the way for Aledo’s Monument Park.  The park includes a memorial honoring the 352 Mercer County soldiers killed during the Civil War. Aledo City Administrator Erin Knackstedt says the base of the monument needs more care.. US Heritage…

Demolition Set For Two Remaining RMA Buildings

The days are numbered for the last remaining remnants of the Roosevelt Military Academy. The Aledo City Council approved a demolition contract for the North Barracks and Niles Hall last night says Public Works Director Justin Blaser. Valley Construction  of…

Probation Modified In Mercer County Meth Case

A Matherville woman’s probation has been modified in a methamphetamine case. 26 year old Erica Sandusky was given 18-days in the Mercer County Jail today in Mercer County Circuit Court and also fined $300.  She was arrested for a probation…

Aledo Man Pleads Guilty To Amended Charge In Sex Abuse Case

An Aledo man has pleaded guilty to an amended charge in a sex abuse case. 44 year old Michael Daniels was placed on misdemeanor probation for 24-months, fined $1,500 and sentenced to 120 days in the Mercer County Jail with…