Jim Taylor

Staley: Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force Leading Officer Involved Shooting Probe

The Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force leading the investigation into the officer involved shooting in Mercer County. Sheriff Dave Staley says the body removes Mercer County from the investigation. The officer involved shooting occurred late Tuesday night during an…

Officer Involved Shooting During Drug & Weapons Investigation In Rural Viola

Information has been released involving an officer involved shooting in Mercer County. The incident occurred late last night during an investigation in connection with illegal firearms and drugs in the rural Viola area. The victim received non-life threatening injuries and…

GMC Aledo Completes Community Needs Assessment

Genesis Medical Center Aledo has completed a Community Needs Assessment. Genesis representative Al Zwilling presented the information to the Aledo Main Street Networking at Noon event on Tuesday.

Mercer Extension Office Adjusting To Reduced Hours

The Mercer County Extension Office in Aledo adjusting to new, reduced hours.  Jenny Garner is the Unit Leader for the Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark County Unit. She says the Henry/Stark Extension Office in Galva has also had to…

Gardening Help Available Through Local Extension Master Gardener Hotline

Have a gardening question? Help is available through the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Horticulture Hotline says coordinator Tracy Jo Mulliken. Again, the number (309) 756-9978 or you can submit the question by clicking here. The service is available…

Groundbreaking For New Mercer Carnegie Library This Saturday

A groundbreaking date has been announced for the new Mercer Carnegie Library. The ceremony will be this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at 412 East Main Street in Aledo, the site of the new library. The project is estimated at…

Swanson Talks School Resource Officer Funding

Finding money for school resource officers.  That’s an issue facing Illinois right now and local State Representative Dan Swanson says there is a need, but schools can’t foot the entire bill and neither can the state so he says there…

IHSA Ready For E-Gaming?

Momentum building for the IHSA to adopt e-sports or video gaming as a sanctioned activity. And eventually even a state tournament series. The organization’s Craig Anderson tells the Illinois Radio Network that e-sports are becoming very popular, almost popular enough…

County To Stay Out Of RMA Statue Dispute

The Mercer County Board doesn’t plan to get in the middle of a dispute involving the Roosevelt Military Academy statue on the lawn of the Mercer County Courthouse. The parties are an RMA graduate and artist says Mercer County State’s…