Category: Western Illinois Today

Judge Recuses Himself From Sandusky Meth Trial

The bench trial for a Mercer County meth defendant has been continued to a later date.  Judge Richard Zimmer recused himself from the case today because he represented Erica Sandusky’s mother in another case before becoming judge. Sandusky is facing…

Bustos To Attend Trump Inauguration

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will be in the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Bustos says she is not skipping the new president’s swearing-in. She says our Democracy is about ‘the peaceful transfer of power,’ regardless if you agree with…

Final Payment Made On Pratt Memorial Field Note

An important milestone reached in the Pratt Memorial Field renovation project at Mercer County High School.  The final payment has been made says Rusty Ruggles, who lead the $1.2 million capital campaign for the improvement. The project included an all-weather…