Jim Taylor

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…

Hutton Steps Down As Mercer County Boys Basketball Coach

The April 19th Mercer County School Board agenda includes the resignation of varsity boys basketball coach Brian Hutton. Hutton has held the position for eight seasons, since the first year of the consolidation. Prior to Mercer County, Hutton coached for…

IDOR Issues Mercer County Multiplier

Mercer County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform…

Suspicious Person Complaint Leads To New Boston Area Arrest

A suspicious person complaint near New Boston leads to an arrest. 33 year old Steven Scott Ellis of Joy was taken into custody in the area of Bay Island Road. He was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants—one out of…

Staley Unveils TRIAD Program For Mercer County

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department unveiling a new program. It’s called TRIAD says Sheriff Dave Staley. Staley says two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies recently completed a 28-hour training program to become Elderly Services Officers.  Deputies Shawn Butler and Gary Lucas…

Weaver Puts Ag Advisory Committee To Work

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver putting his district-wide Agriculture Advisory Committee to work. Becky King of Knox County is among the committee members. Weaver also has advisory committees on seniors, education and veterans.

Sherrard School District Gets Another Audience With State Lawmakers

The Sherrard School District gets another audience with two more state lawmakers. State Representatives Mike Halpin and Dan Swanson will be visiting Sherrard High School on Thursday says Unit 200 Board of Education President Rhys Fullerlove. State Senator Chuck Weaver…