Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Better Together Still Meeting & Working

Another step in the process for the Mercer County Better Together group. The organization’s steering committee met earlier this week says Al Zwilling, who’s involved with the effort. The process has looked at such areas as public services, historical assets,…

Mercer County Grad Hawk Competing In Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader State Discussion Meet This Weekend

A Mercer County High School graduate one of 26 participants in this weekend’s Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders State Discussion Meet. The competition is Saturday and Sunday in Chicago and will feature Rachel Hawk of Aledo. IFB’s Renee Deuth says…

Filing Underway For March Primary–A Number Of Mercer County Offices Up For Election

Filing is underway for the 2018 Illinois primary. Local Mercer County candidates have until next Monday, December 4th to file nominating petitions at the Mercer County Clerk’s office.  Countywide offices up for election include Sheriff, County Clerk and Treasurer. Five…

Staley: Fleeing Suspect Traveling At Least 50 MPH When Deputy Was Struck

A fleeing suspect was traveling at least 50 miles an hour when he hit a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy during a DUI saturation patrol.  That according to Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley. The incident occurred last Wednesday night—the eve before…