Western Illinois Today

Academic Foundation Created For Mercer Schools

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A new foundation is being created for academic purposes in the Mercer County School District. Retired teacher Mary Flint is a board member. The six other members on the Mercer academic foundation board are Todd Baldwin, Deb Ness, Nancy Watkins,…

What Other Meth Sentences Look Like In Mercer County

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Since last February, the Mercer County State’s Attorney’s office has sent seven meth defendants to prison.  Sentences ranged from four-and-a-half years to eight years. But last week, another defendant was placed on three-years probation for a similar offense. State’s Attorney…

County’s Lawsuit Moving Forward Against The State

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The Mercer County Board’s lawsuit against the state is moving forward.  Mercer County State’s Attorney Greg McHugh says due to the current budget impasse in Springfield, Mercer County is owed over $117,000 in state reimbursements for the Public Defender, Assessor…

Staley Letter Takes Issue With Meth Sentence

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An open letter to the residents of Mercer County: As the Sheriff of Mercer County I have a sworn duty to protect the citizens of Mercer County. In order to do that I maintain a hardworking staff, from the tele-communicators…

Sherrard Competitive Cheer Heads To State

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The Sherrard High School competitive cheerleading team is going to state. The Tigers finished fifth in the small team category at the DeKalb Sectional last Saturday. The squad now heads to the IHSA competitive cheerleading state finals this weekend at…