Western Illinois Today

‘Battle of the Bars’ Raising Funds For Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park

Money being raised this weekend for the Keithsburg Veterans Memorial Park.  It’s through Saturday’s “Battle of the Bars” event says organizer Nick Seefeld. This year, the “Battle of the Bars” features the Mercer County VFW Post, Ferg’s Public House, Eagles…

Honor Flight Promoter To Speak At Aledo Exchange Club’s ‘One Nation Under God’ Breakfast

An individual who has played a key role in promoting the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s Aledo Exchange Club “One Nation Under God” breakfast. Former KWQC-TV anchor Gary Metivier says he’s…

2018 Mercer County Tentative Multiplier Announced

Mercer County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 0.9567, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform…

WRMJ Audio: Terrill & Blaser Reaction From Tuesday Night’s Election

Newly elected Mercer County Sheriff Dusty Terrill spoke with WRMJ following his victory last night. Also, Mercer County Clerk Sara Blaser spoke with WRMJ following her election night victory. Voter turnout was 57-percent in Mercer County with 7,108 of 12,357…

Terrill Wins Sheriff; Blaser Takes County Clerk

Challenger Dusty Terrill was elected Mercer County Sheriff Tuesday night defeating incumbent Dave Staley 3801 to 3238.  Meanwhile, Sara Blaser held on to her position as Mercer County Clerk defeating Jay Doherty 3630 to 3353. In contested Mercer County Board…

Some Tender Lovin’ Care For Aledo’s Monument Park

Some improvements being made to Aledo’s Monument Park. The site honors 352 Mercer County soldiers killed during the Civil War. Aledo Economic Development Coordinator Tarah Sipes provided an update to the City Council this week. Monument Park is located at…