Jim Taylor

Mercer County and Orion Win; Rockridge and Sherrard Fall in Week 5

Week 5 of the high school football season got underway Friday night and the Mercer County Golden Eagles got a 28-8 win over Ridgewood on homecoming at George Pratt Memorial Field. Golden Eagles running back Evan Lilly rushed for 196…

Injuries Avoided In New Windsor Car Fire

No one injured in a car fire along Illinois Route 17 in New Windsor. It happened Thursday near 300th Street. Route 17 was closed a short time due to the vehicle blocking the east bound lane of traffic. A Mercer County…

Two Juveniles Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Near Alexis

Two juveniles arrested this morning in Mercer County after crashing a stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the Warren County Sheriff’s Department with the pursuit, which originated from the Alexis area.  Illinois State Police and…

Applications Begin Oct. 1 For LIHEAP; Program Administered Locally Through Project NOW

Enrollment in the state’s winter heating assistance program opens in a few weeks. Income eligible seniors and people with disabilities can begin applying for the low-income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP, starting October 1. The Department of Commerce and…

The City of Aledo applying for a “Safe Routes To School” grant. If approved, the funding would pave the way for sidewalk improvements leading to the Apollo and Mercer County Intermediate School campuses says City Administrator Erin Knackstedt. The grant…

Federal Weapons Case Continued To November For Sherrard Man

A Sherrard man’s federal weapons case has been continued to this fall.  28 year old Donovan Smith will return to U.S. District Court in Rock Island on November 14th.  He faces two counts of unlawful transport of firearms. Smith was…

Bustos Talks Farm Bill Following Stop At Taylor Ridge Area Farm

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos believes there’s plenty of consensus on a new Farm Bill, but she says there’s one holdout—House Republicans—and the work requirement issue involving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She spoke on the subject following a visit…

New Crime Stoppers App Available For Mercer County School District Students

Mercer County Crime Stoppers funding a new program for the Mercer County School District.  It’s called P3 Campus.  Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley spoke to the Mercer County School Board Wednesday night. And Mercer County Crime Stoppers continues to offer…