Jim Taylor

Golden Eagles, Chargers, and Rockets Win, Tigers Fall

Week Eight of the high school football season got underway on Friday night. Mercer County was looking to keep their playoff hopes alive as they hosted United, Orion took on Bureau Valley, Rockridge battled Morrison, and Sherrard was looking for…

Bustos Campaign With $2.4 Million In Cash On Hand

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announcing her campaign raised $430,000 during the latest quarter. The time period is from July 1st to September 30th.  She also reports cash on hand of around $2.4 million. She was first elected in 2012.

GOP Challenger Kleine With $507,000 Raised In Bid For Illinois’ 17th District Congressional Seat

A GOP challenger in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District off to a strong start financially.  Mark Kleine of Galesburg has raised $507,000 since the beginning of his campaign in late August. He says around $400,000 of that has come from within…

Mercer County Family Crisis Center Handles 17 Emergency Orders Of Protection In Last Three Months

The Mercer County Family Crisis Center has handled 17 emergency orders of protection in the last three months. That’s not a good number says the agency’s Marla Reynolds. This is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Family Crisis Center will…

Two County Board Members Attend Meeting Of Concerned Citizens

Two Mercer County Board members (Lori Sindelar & Brian Anseeuw) were among those in attendance at a meeting of concerned citizens last night in New Windsor. The meeting was organized by former Mercer County Board member Tedd Pappas to discuss…