Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Board Expected To Hire Replacement For Bellwether Next Month

It’s been a month since the Mercer County Board and administrative consultant Bellwether LLC mutually parted ways.  A replacement is expected to be announced at the June 5th Mercer County Board meeting, according to Mercer County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa. …

Mercer Carnegie Library Awarded $125,000 State Grant For New Library

The Mercer Carnegie Library getting some state help with its new building project.  State Senator Chuck Weaver says the state funding comes from the “Live and Learn” construction grant program. The new building is estimated at $1-million. Ground is expected…

United Grad Campbell To Serve As Legislative Intern For Illinois Corn Growers Association

A United High School graduate has joined the Illinois Corn Growers Association as the Legislative Intern this summer.  J.C. Campbell will be working with Rodney Weinzierl and the rest of the Illinois Corn staff to accomplish the legislative goals of…