Jim Taylor

Hagloch Favors Memorial At RMA Site

Even though two Roosevelt Military Academy buildings are now slated for demolition, Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch favors some type of memorial at the property. The Aledo City Council approved a $153,000 bid from Valley Construction of Rock Island last week…

Sherrard Man Accused Of Striking Deputy With Car Now In Custody; No Stranger To Mercer County Court System

A Sherrard man accused of striking a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy with his car late Wednesday night is no stranger to the Mercer County court system. There have been six different criminal cases filed against 29 year old Jesse J.…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate At 4.4 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate is at 4.4 percent. The number is for October and represents a one-percent improvement from the same period a year ago.  Unemployment is also down from year over year levels in Rock Island, Henderson, Warren,…

Plans For New $1-Million Mercer Carnegie Library Announced

Plans for a new $1-million Mercer Carnegie Library have been announced.  Library Director Catherine Worsley says the new building will be constructed at a vacant lot along East Main Street in Aledo. Construction should begin in the spring with completion…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Participating In ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Through Nov. 27

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department joining the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  IDOT Assistant Secretary Rich Brauer and ISP Lieutenant Chris Owen. Stepped up enforcement…

Two More Guilty Pleas In Mercer County Burglary Case

Two more defendants have pleaded guilty for their roles in a burglary case where guns and cash were taken from a safe at a Mercer County property.  Theodore Waldron of Moline and Logan Beattie of Seaton were ordered to share…