Western Illinois Today

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…

Winners Of Seven Contested Township Road Commissioner Races In Mercer County

There were seven contested races for Township Road Commissioners throughout Mercer County Tuesday night. The winners were Dan Cheline in North Henderson Township; Donald Fowler in Rivoli Township; Thomas Slavish; in Preemption Township; Michael Miller in Mercer Township; David Lloyd…

DeFrieze, Henshaw And Heath Win Reelection

New Boston Mayor Chris DeFrieze won reelection Tuesday night, defeating Rodger Raine 171-to-33. Also, Joy Village President Todd Heath was reelected, defeating Kaylee Willits 71 to 13 and Ernest Dillie, Don Wilken and Paul Hampton won contested Village Board seats.…

Hagloch Reelected Aledo Mayor

Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch wins reelection. He defeated challenger Ryan Maynard 667 to 273. In the lone contested Aledo City Council race, Terry Bewley wins reelection defeating challenger Patti VanGetson 146 to 69.

New Attorney Appointed In Mercer County Meth Case

A conflict results in a new attorney being appointed for a Reynolds man facing a Class X felony meth delivery charge in Mercer County. 37 year old Cainen Young is also facing four other felony charges–Class 1 of possession of…