Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Hunters Harvest 234 Wild Turkeys This Spring

Mercer County turkey hunters with a productive spring.  234 wild turkeys were harvested during the season–April 15 to May 16, according to figures released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. That represents a 15-bird increase from a year ago.…

Aledo Ends Discussions With Bluestem Energy

The Aledo City Council severing ties with a Nebraska based alternative energy company. Mayor Chris Hagloch says talks began with Bluestem Energy a year ago. The discussions with Bluestem involved no financial obligation from the city.

Artcher Attorney Moves To Substitute Judge

The attorney for Mark Artcher has filed a motion for substitution of judge. No hearing date has been scheduled.  Defense counsel Katherine Drummond is moving to substitute Judge Richard Zimmer. Artcher is charged in a sex assault investigation–facing a Class…

Warren County Man Dies From Injuries In Henderson County Crash

State Police confirming a Warren County man has died from injuries sustained in a Henderson County crash. 55 year old David Harn of Roseville was pronounced dead Friday. He had been hospitalized since last Wednesday when the vehicle he was…

Three Vehicle Accident On U.S. 67

Serious injuries avoided in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 67 in Mercer County. The crash occurred Saturday. According to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report, all three vehicles were traveling south with the lead vehicle slowing to make a left-hand…

In School Suspension Supervisor Position Under Consideration For Sherrard

The Sherrard School District looking at creating an “In School Suspension Supervisor” position. Superintendent Alan Bouher says the person would work with the junior high and high school along with Matherville Intermediate. The issue was discussed at this week’s Sherrard…

Craft & Farmers’ Market Coming To New Boston

New Boston hosting a monthly Craft and Farmers’ Market this spring through fall. The promoter is Ralyn Schraceo. The first market is Saturday, May 25th followed by June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th and October 26th–all from 10…