Western Illinois Today

Continuance Granted In Aledo Sex Assault Case

Another court appearance and another continuance for an Aledo man facing ten felony sex abuse/sex assault counts. 44 year old Michael E. Daniels was in Mercer County Circuit Court today with his pre-trial conference continued to September 19th. He’s facing…

Sherrard Enrollment Down Four Students This School Year; Mercer County School District Up Four Students

Enrollment down four students in the Sherrard School District this school year. That’s much better than the last two years says Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher. This year’s high school enrollment is at 468 students at Sherrard.  Total enrollment in…

Andalusia Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Fatal DUI Wreck

It’s eight years in prison for the Andalusia man who killed two of his friends in a 2013 DUI wreck near Milan. A Rock Island County judge yesterday sentenced Mitchell Gayer to the better part of a decade in prison.…

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Seeking Information On Preemption Burglary

Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information regarding a burglary to an outbuilding at a residence in Preemption. On September 9th a resident in Preemption discovered that several tools were missing from an outbuilding. Most of the tools were DeWalt brand…

The Future Of Youth & Junior High Tackle Football Up For Debate

What does the future of tackle youth and junior high football hold? With declining participation numbers at the high school level, local coaches are weighing in on what impact the lower levels play in cultivating the sport. Rockridge head coach…

Next Mercer County Red Cross Blood Draw Sept. 19th

Hurricane destruction in the south also leading to a blood shortage nationwide.  And locally you can help out.  The next American Red Cross blood draw is next Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW. Joe…

Sherrard Getting Architectural Drawings & Going Through Bidding Process For New Wrestling Room & Wood Floor

The Sherrard School Board moving forward with architectural drawings and going through the bidding process for adding a new wrestling room at the high school and installing a wood floor for the main high school gym. Superintendent Alan Boucher says…

Two More Meth Arrests In Mercer County

Two more meth arrests made in Mercer County. Deputies responded to a report of a suspended driver traveling around Keithsburg on Thursday. The driver—Michael Abbott of Muscatine was cited for driving while license suspended. Further investigation led to possession and…