Jim Taylor

Over 1,000 Illinois Youth Compete For State Title In Archery This Weekend

Over 1,000 youth from 38 Illinois schools will be going for a state title in archery this weekend.  The competition is called the National Archery in the Schools Program Illinois State Tournament. Students compete in three divisions—Elementary, Middle School and…

City Of Aledo Working To Correct Problem With R/O System

The City of Aledo is hoping to correct a problem with the R/O system at the water treatment plant—located west of town. Public Works Director Justin Blaser provided an update to the Aledo City Council earlier this week. The issue…

Bustos Speaking Out Against GOP Healthcare Plan

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressing her opposition to the GOP replacement for Obamacare. She spoke on the House Floor yesterday. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expected to vote either today or tonight on the plan.  President Trump strongly supports…

Whiteman Steps Down As Rockridge Hoops Coach

Toby Whiteman has resigned as head basketball coach at Rockridge. He compiled a 151-and-26 mark in six seasons with the Rockets, including two state appearances. Whiteman will continue to teach in the district.

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Looking For Burglary Suspect

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information on the whereabouts of a wanted man. 25 year old Jakobe C. Benson is being sought on a burglary warrant. His last known address is Rock Island. If you have any information on…

Weaver: Rauner’s Education Funding Task Force Report Good Starting Point

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver applauds the work of Governor Bruce Rauner’s Education Funding Task Force. They issued their findings last month and Weaver says the report provides a great starting point for lawmakers. Henderson-Mercer-Knox-and-Warren Regional Superintendent of Schools Jodi…

WIU School Of Ag Hosts Open House Friday

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture hosting an open house for prospective students this week. The Director–Dr. Andrew Baker says the school offers a strong pathway to many different ag careers. The open house is this Friday starting at…

Local FFA Chapters Represented At This Weekend’s FFA State Proficiency Awards Competition

Local FFA chapters will be well represented at this weekend’s FFA State Proficiency Awards competition. The event is Saturday at the University of Illinois in Champaign and Nathan Flickinger of Rockridge will be there.  He was a FFA District 1…