Category: Western Illinois Today

Matherville Woman Accused Of Aiding Fugitive

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A Matherville woman is being accused of aiding a fugitive. 28 year old Rebecca McCann faces a Class 4 felony. Mercer County authorities allege she harbored Kody A. Terrill—who was wanted on armed robbery and hijacking charges out of Rock…

Sherrard School District Loses Over 100 Students In Two Years

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The Sherrard School District continues to deal with declining enrollment. Over 100 students have been lost in the last two years says Unit 200 superintendent Alan Boucher….. Total enrollment in the Sherrard School District this school year is 1,469 with…

Illinois’ Best Steak In Carrollton

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Illinois’ best steak can be found in west central Illinois. Lone Oak Golf Course in Carrollton in Greene County won the Illinois Beef Association’s on-line contest. Owner Richard Harp says they have one of the most unique venues to enjoy…

Much Work To Be Done For Illinois School Funding Task Force

Regional Supt. Jodi Scott serves on Illinois' new school funding task force.

Illinois’ newest school-funding commission has two meetings under its belt, but has yet to even agree on what to talk about. The main goal is to change how Illinois pays for schools. But State Representative Avery Bourne of Raymond, a…

Sherrard Grad To See Name On Big Screen

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A recent Sherrard grad excited to see his name in the credits of a movie showing in the Quad Cities this weekend. The motion picture ‘Greater’ details the life of the late Brandon Burlsworth, a former University of Arkansas walk-on…

14th Annual Aledo Antique Days This Saturday

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The 14th Annual Aledo Antique Days is set for this Saturday, August 27th. Aledo Main Street executive director Dana Murphy highlighted the event with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor this morning. Click here for schedule of events.

LIHEAP Applications Open Next Month

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People in Mercer County needing help paying their heating bills can apply for assistance next month. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance September 1st. LIHEAP is a state and federally funded…

Mercer County Residential Burglary Suspect Now In Custody

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Mercer County Crime Stoppers has announced that a wanted fugitive is now in custody. 26 year old Jacob J. Howerton of Muscatine was wanted on Residential Burglary charges. Crime Stoppers was seeking the public’s help in locating Howerton.

Information Sought On Mercer County VFW Break-In

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Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information regarding a burglary at the Mercer County VFW in Aledo. The break-in occurred during the early morning hours of August 12th. During this burglary an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The business…