Jim Taylor

Domestic Disturbance Complaint Leads To Meth Arrest In Keithsburg

A Keithsburg man arrested on meth charges following a domestic disturbance complaint. Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies took John Bush into custody yesterday. He was also cited for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a residence. Bush was also…

Aledo Man’s Sex Assault Case Continued To Late November

An Aledo man’s sex assault case has been pushed back another month. Michael Daniels appeared for a pre-trial conference this morning in Mercer County Circuit Court and the matter was continued to November 20th. He is charged with three Class…

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Receives Patient Satisfaction Recognition

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo has been recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). The rankings of small, rural and critical access hospitals in Illinois are determined each year using iVantage health Analytics’ Hospital…

Mercer County Natives Hank & DeClerck Score Big At American Royal In KC

Mercer County well represented at the prestigious American Royal livestock show in Kansas City over the weekend. 2016 Mercer County High School grad Gage Hank won top individual honors in the junior college livestock judging contest. He is a sophomore…

Local GOP Congressional Candidate Kleine Gets Attention From NRCC

Local GOP congressional candidate Mark Kleine gets an early boost to his campaign. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program has announced the first round of “On the Radar” candidates and Kleine’s name is on the list. Officially an…

Aledo Police Department To Host Drug Take Back Site Saturday

The Aledo Police Department partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency this weekend to participate in the National Drug Take Back program. The effort offers a safe way to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription medications. The Aledo Police Department…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate At 4.3 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate at 4.3 percent. The number is for September and represents a 1.4 percent improvement from the same period a year ago, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Unemployment is also down from year…