Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Reports Two Meth Arrests This Week

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing two methamphetamine arrests this week. 41 year old Frank Wheeler of Seaton was taken into custody Tuesday following a suspicious vehicle complaint. He is being held in the Mercer County Jail. And 25 year…

Swanson & Weaver Sowrn In To New Terms This Week

Mercer County’s two voices in the Illinois General Assembly sworn in for another term.  In the State Senate, it’s Chuck Weaver. And in the statehouse, Mercer County is represented by Dan Swanson, who began his new term yesterday. Governor elect…

Mercer Academic Foundation Continues To Seek Support

Promotion continues of an academic foundation benefiting the Mercer County School District. It’s called the “Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation” says board member and retired teacher Mary Flint. Retired teacher Nancy Watkins is also a member of the…

Interior Aledo City Hall Project Awarded To Frye Builders

The Aledo City Council has approved awarding a $655,000 contract to Frye Builders & Associates for an interior renovation project of City Hall.  The action taken last night says Mayor Chris Hagloch. Hagloch says the project is anticipated to start…