Western Illinois Today

Three Arrested In New Boston Meth Bust

            Three people arrested in a meth bust in New Boston. Taken into custody—25 year old Aerick Session, 22 year old Joshua Masters and 26 year old Samantha Thirtyacre. The arrest occurred after the New…

Mercer Academic Foundation Continues To Raise Funds

An academic foundation supporting the Mercer County School District continues to raise funds.  So far, over $19,000 has been donated to the cause. The goal is to create an endowment fund says Mary Flint with the Mercer County Schools Excellence…

Bustos Slams GOP Tax Reform Efforts

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos calling the GOP’s tax reform efforts an attack on the middle class. Bustos making her remarks on the House Floor Tuesday just hours before Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate…

Illinois City Man Charged With 5th DUI

An Illinois City man is facing a Class 1 felony DUI charge. Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee says 45 year old William Gorham has four prior DUI’s on his record—including one pending in Muscatine County. He was arrested Tuesday…

Sherrard Man Accused Of Running Over Deputy Waives Prelim

The Sherrard man accused of running over a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy last month has waived his preliminary hearing. 29 year old Jesse Walsh appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning and pleaded not guilty to Class 2 and…