Western Illinois Today

First Positive COVID-19 Test In Mercer County

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first resident from Mercer County to test positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The case is a ­­­­male between the ages of 60-80. Due to…

Farmland Market Update

What is the farmland market looking like? An update from Dale Jones with Sullivan Auctioneers.   With COVID-19 restrictions now in place, auctions have moved to an online virtual format.

Peacock Back In Mercer County Jail; Sentencing Date May 18

Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee confirms with WRMJ today that she will be seeking 12-years in prison for Charles Peacock. The man deemed “Mercer County’s best meth cook” is back in the Mercer County Jail after being transported from…

Mercer County Better Together Leading Local Census Push

An effort underway to get Mercer County properly counted in the 2020 census. Mercer County Better Together and Kyle McEwen is helping lead that cause.   April 1st is Census Day. McEwen says it’s very simple to complete the Census…

2019 Mercer County Final Multiplier Announced

Mercer County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform…