Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Iowa Man On Iowa Warrants

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest an Iowa man on a couple of Iowa warrants. 42 year old Joseph Beverlin of Durant was taken into custody on Sunday for violation of probation regarding controlled substance and theft cases. He was also…

Zwilling Inducted Into Sherrard FFA Hall Of Fame This Week

The first inductee into the Sherrard FFA Hall of Fame is 2008 grad Clay Zwilling. He’ll be recognized Tuesday night during the annual Sherrard FFA banquet. Zwilling served as Illinois FFA President in 2008/2009. His schooling included Lake Land College…

Mercer County Historical Society Spring Open Meeting Monday Night

The general public invited to the spring open meeting of the Mercer County Historical Society. The meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo. Historical Society member Ron Dillavou will offer a presentation called “The Hobby of…

Halpin & Swanson Spend Thursday At Sherrard High School

Two local state lawmakers spend a portion of their Easter break visiting a local school.  State Representative Dan Swanson visited the Sherrard Junior/Senior High School campus yesterday. Swanson was joined on the tour by State Rep. Mike Halpin. State Senator…

Fire Does Damage To Seaton Area Farm

Multiple area fire departments respond to a fire near Seaton. The blaze destroyed a shed used for show cattle at the Todd and Joyce Line farm. A stock trailer was also destroyed. Firefighters were paged out from Seaton, Aledo, Little…

Evidence-Based School Funding Formula Introduced In Springfield

Education funding legislation has been introduced in Springfield. The measure is sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington and is the result of framework advanced by the Governor’s bipartisan Education Funding Reform Commission. Barickman’s legislation establishes an evidence-based school…

Suspicious Vehicle Complaint Leads To Meth Arrest Near Alexis

A Henry County man arrested in Mercer County on a possession of methamphetamine charge.  Virgil McGlothlin of Galva was also charged with Burglary. He was taken into custody yesterday by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies following a suspicious vehicle call in the…

IDOR Issues Mercer County Multiplier

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…