Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Included In Pritzker Disaster Declaration

Illinois’ governor says the flooding in Illinois is worse and more frequent than in the past. Nearly a third of Illinois is covered by disaster declarations, including Mercer, Henderson and Rock Island Counties. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has declared disasters…

Howard Promoting Veterans Assistance Services For Mercer County

Veterans Assistance services being promoted in Mercer County.  George Howard has that task. The Veterans Assistance office is located on the second floor of the Mercer County Courthouse or you can call 582-2714 for more information.

Criminal Charges Filed In Warren County Crash

State Police announcing that criminal charges have been filed in connection with a fatal accident in Warren County last Sunday. 31 year old Justin Howell from Bushnell was killed in the one-car crash. He was a passenger in a car…

Scott County Inmates Now Being Housed At Mercer County Jail

The Mercer County Jail is now housing inmates from Scott County. Mercer County Sheriff Dusty Terrill says the jail is also housing prisoners from Cook County, Warren County and the U.S. Marshals Service. Terrill says as of this week, there…

Mercer County Board Considering Countywide Wheel Tax Sticker As Revenue Source For Roads

The Mercer County Board looking at ways to generate additional revenue to repair county roads.  One idea being floated is a countywide wheel tax sticker, but talks are very preliminary says County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa. The county board had…