Author: Jim Taylor

Halpin & Swanson Spend Thursday At Sherrard High School

Two local state lawmakers spend a portion of their Easter break visiting a local school.  State Representative Dan Swanson visited the Sherrard Junior/Senior High School campus yesterday. Swanson was joined on the tour by State Rep. Mike Halpin. State Senator…

Fire Does Damage To Seaton Area Farm

Multiple area fire departments respond to a fire near Seaton. The blaze destroyed a shed used for show cattle at the Todd and Joyce Line farm. A stock trailer was also destroyed. Firefighters were paged out from Seaton, Aledo, Little…

Evidence-Based School Funding Formula Introduced In Springfield

Education funding legislation has been introduced in Springfield. The measure is sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington and is the result of framework advanced by the Governor’s bipartisan Education Funding Reform Commission. Barickman’s legislation establishes an evidence-based school…

Suspicious Vehicle Complaint Leads To Meth Arrest Near Alexis

A Henry County man arrested in Mercer County on a possession of methamphetamine charge.  Virgil McGlothlin of Galva was also charged with Burglary. He was taken into custody yesterday by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies following a suspicious vehicle call in the…