Category: Western Illinois Today

Fred Rooth Reward Fund Up To $22,750

The Fred Rooth reward fund is now up to $22,750.  The latest update from Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley. The retired farmer and former Mercer County Board member was severely beaten and robbed at his rural Joy farmhouse sometime before…

Muscatine Woman Arrested On Mercer County Meth Charges

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announces a meth arrest this week. 35 year old Jessica Carol Marie Hill of Muscatine was taken into custody Wednesday on a Mercer County warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine. Hill was transported to Mercer County…

One Person Dead In U.S. 67 Crash

One person has died in a two-vehicle crash along U.S. 67 in Mercer County. The accident occurred Thursday morning says Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley. U.S. 67 was shut down in both directions for three hours.

Dust Storm Creates Strange Clouds In Western Illinois

Conditions in western Illinois ripe for a dust storm.  That’s what happened Wednesday afternoon and evening when high winds whipped up some strange looking clouds says Mercer County Farm Bureau president Michael Zecher. There were several funnel clouds reported over…

Bustos Awaiting Defined Infrastructure Plan From Trump

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos looking for a defined infrastructure plan from President Trump, but says his administration remains too riddled with questions concerning ties to Russia. Bustos made her remarks on the House Floor Wednesday.

Rockridge Celebrates Music Program This Week

Rockridge High School celebrating its music program. A local state lawmaker visited earlier in the week followed by a public recognition for the program winning three straight state titles in the IHSA music sweepstakes says vocal director Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger 107…