Jim Taylor

Taxing Bodies Over-Paid From Sherrard/Fyre Lake TIF District; Sherrard School District Impacted

An issue involving back taxes and properties in the village of Sherrard TIF district have resulted in over-payment to several taxing bodies, including the Sherrard School District. Mercer County Treasurer Bev Lower briefed the Mercer County Board on the matter…

Aledo Crews Respond To Water Main Break Tuesday Afternoon

City of Aledo crews respond to a water main break.  It happened Tuesday afternoon near Blick & Blick Oil says Aledo water superintendent Travis Matlick. As Matlick pointed out, all customers that have been affected by this break were hand…

Local Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony Big Deal For Glancey Family

An emotional day for the Glancey family.  They were among the large crowd gathered in Aledo Tuesday for the Law Enforcement Memorial dedication ceremony at the Aledo Police Station.  Late Mercer County Sheriff Larry Glancey passed away one month ago. …

Three Bids Submitted For Single Waste Hauler In Aledo

The City of Aledo has received three bids as the city council considers a single waste hauler for community residents. City Administrator Erin Knackstedt provided an update last night. Committee meetings are open to the public, but no final action…

City of Aledo & Aledo Park District Intergovernmental Agreement Could Lead To Upgrades at Northside Park & Fenton Pool

An intergovernmental agreement between the City of Aledo and Aledo Park District has taken another step forward. The first reading of an ordinance was approved last night says City Administrator Erin Knackstedt. The agreement will give the city oversight of…

Another Court Continuance in New Boston Child Abuse Case

A New Boston man’s pre-trial conference has been continued again in a child abuse case. 27 year old Bradley Clark made a brief appearance in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning with the matter continued to August 21st. He faces…

Harold to Speak at Mercer County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner

Illinois Attorney General candidate Erika Harold will be the keynote speaker at the Mercer County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner next month.  The event is Saturday, September 22nd at the Mercer County VFW.  Harold was named Miss Illinois in 2002…

IHSA Golf Season Starts Today; Change In State Tourney

Today marks the first official day of high school boys and girls golf practice per the IHSA calendar. There will be a change impacting this year’s state tournament as a cut will be instituted following the first day, with the…