Western Illinois Today

Two More Rockridge Community Meetings This Week

The Rockridge School District has scheduled two more community meetings for this week. The sessions are Monday at Illinois City Town Hall and Thursday at the Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge—both are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. says Unit 300 Superintendent…

Plenty Of Contested Races On Tuesday’s Mercer County Ballot

Tuesday’s ballot in Mercer County features five contested races for mayor and village president positions throughout the county. In Aledo, incumbent Chris Hagloch is being challenged by Ryan Maynard. In Keithsburg, incumbent Allen Henshaw is in a contested race with…

Weaver Supportive Of Latest GOP Budget Proposal

More state budget talks in Springfield.  Local State Senator Chuck Weaver details the latest Republican proposal, which he is supportive of. .The state has been operating without a budget for two years.

Mercer County Unemployment Rate At 7.3 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate is at 7.3 percent. The latest number is for February and represents a 1.3 percent improvement from the same period a year ago.  Unemployment is also down from year over year levels in Henry, Henderson,…

Fyre Lake Golf Course Tax Objection Complaint Moves Through Mercer County Circuit Court

A 2014 tax objection complaint is winding its way through Mercer County Circuit Court.  The owners of Fyre Lake Golf Course allege their assessments are excessive and they’re asking the court to refund any taxes deemed incorrect.  The course’s tax…

Traffic Stop In Mercer County Leads To Meth Charges Against QC Man

A traffic stop in Mercer County leads to methamphetamine charges against a Quad City man. Justin R. Davis of Davenport was pulled over by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies on U.S. 67. He was cited for driving revoked, possession of drug…

Rhubarb Fest Unveils New Website

The 2017 Rhubarb Fest is just two months away and the final planning meeting was held this week says co-organizer Pam Myers. And Myers says vendor interest remains strong for “Crafts in the Courtyard”. This marks the 26th year for…