Western Illinois Today

Luxmore Highway To Be Dedicated April 27th

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A dedication ceremony naming a portion of Illinois Route 17 in honor of Bryant J. Luxmore will be next week. The New Windsor native and 2005 Sherrard grad was killed in action in June of 2012 in Afghanistan. Local State…

County Still Going After Bertelsen’s Salary

Mike Bertelsen (left) with his attorney Jack Schwartz at July 2014 court appearance.

Mercer County is still hoping to recover a portion of former Mercer County Treasurer Mike Bertelsen’s salary.  Mercer County State’s Attorney Greg McHugh sought a summary judgement this morning in Mercer County Circuit Court, but Judge Richard Zimmer delayed a…

Rockridge Wins Back-To-Back State Titles In Music

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The Rockridge High School music program repeats as Class B IHSA state champs.  Band Director Jessica Zabransky says Rockridge scored well at both the Solo & Ensemble Contest held last month at Monmouth-Roseville High School and the Organization Contest held…

Mercer County Final Multiplier Announced

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Mercer County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, 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 property…

Mercer County Producer Embracing Cover Crops

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A Mercer County producer continues to utilize cover crop practices.  Chad Bell of Viola uses cereal rye as a cover crop on his family’s corn and soybean no-till fields.  He started with 55-acres in 2012 and has since expanded to…

LIHEAP Funds Still Available For Mercer County Residents

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Project NOW announcing Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP funds are still available for Mercer County residents. The community action agency says help will be available through May 31st. Income eligibility requirements apply. Families or individuals must be…