Author: Jim Taylor

IDNR Offers Hunter Education Safety Course In Keithsburg This Weekend

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offering another local hunter education safety course. Allen Henshaw of Keithsburg has served as a certified IDNR instructor for many years. The latest two-day class is from Noon-to-5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at…

City Continues To Look For Buyer For Button Building

The Aledo City Council approves entering into an agreement with a realtor to sell the Button Building.  The action taken last night says City Attorney Mark Walton. The property is appraised at $217,500.

State Owes Mercer County Family Crisis Center $100,000

The ongoing state budget stalemate is hurting the Mercer County Family Crisis Center in Aledo.  The agency’s Marla Reynolds provided an update to the Aledo City Council on Monday night…. The Crisis Center is requesting a $5,000 contribution from the…

Mercer County Meth Case Continued To Next Month

There’s been another continuance in the methamphetamine case against a Matherville woman. 25 year old Erica Sandusky appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court today and had her pre-trial conference pushed back to April 4th. She is facing Class X and…

Traffic Stop Leads To Cannabis & Weapons Charges Against Aledo Man

An Aledo man facing criminal charges following a traffic stop near New Boston over the weekend.  24 year old Bryan Patrick Lee Askew was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday. He has been charged with Possession…

Results From Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Added St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Enforcement

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department conducted extra traffic enforcement during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The added patrols resulted in over a dozen citations for various traffic offenses including speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no valid driver’s license.…