Western Illinois Today

Another Pre-Trial Conference Scheduled In Federal Court For Mercer County Sexual Exploitation Case

A child porn case that originated in Mercer County has been pushed back again in federal court. A pre-trial conference this week was continued to February 14th for William Ashby of East Moline and Aaron Beauchamp of Matherville. A jury…

Scam Alert

Another phone scam has resurfaced in Mercer County.  Sheriff Dave Staley says the latest activity has been tried before. Staley says the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department provides information on scams through its Mercer County TRIAD program.

Terry Sex Assault Case Continued To Later This Month

An Aledo man’s criminal sexual assault case has been continued to later this month. The delay announced today in Mercer County Circuit Court for 20 year old Gunner Terry. He faces five Class X felonies stemming from alleged incidents involving…