Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Authorities Continue To Seek Whereabouts Of Peacock

Authorities continue to seek the whereabouts of the man described as “Mercer County’s best meth cook.” 23 year old Charles Peacock failed to appear last month in Mercer County Circuit Court for a hearing on a petition to revoke his probation.…

Money Continues To Be Raised For Proposed Viola Dog Park

Efforts continue to raise funds for a dog park to be built in Viola.  A fundraiser is planned for this weekend with Joanne Heil leading the charge. The proposed dog park would be constructed near the Viola Cemetery.

Henderson County Couple Killed In Galesburg Accident

A Henderson County couple is dead after striking equipment that had fallen off a trailer along U.S. 34 in Galesburg. The equipment had struck the underside of an overpass last night. A vehicle traveling behind the trailer was unable to avoid…

Mercer County Woman Dies In Davenport Accident

A Mercer County woman identified as the highway maintenance worker killed in an accident in Davenport earlier this week. 54 year old Jacklyn Ferguson of New Windsor died Monday night at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport after her pick-up truck…

Sullivan Wants To Host Additional Community Meetings

Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan hopes to have additional community meetings in the future.  He hosted two last month. The meetings were March 23rd geared toward the business community and then March 30th for other interested parties.

Incumbents Retain Their Seats On Sherrard & Mercer County School Boards

Incumbents retain their seats on both the Sherrard and Mercer County School Boards.  The winners in the Sherrard School District on Tuesday night were Rhys Fullerlove, Kimberly DeBlock, Dan Helm and Troy Wolford. The results include precincts in both Rock…