Western Illinois Today

Relay For Life Of Mercer County Kickoff Event This Week

Plans are being made for the 2017 Relay For Life of Mercer County this summer.  A kick-off event is set for later this week says organizer Melissa Matlick. The actual Relay For Life of Mercer County is June 24th from…

Rockridge NHS ‘Lip Syncs’ For Important Cause

The Rockridge National Honor Society has a little fun over the weekend and also raises money for an important cause.  Senior Ashley Minyard was involved in the effort. Minyard is hoping the Rockridge NHS can do the Lip Sync Battle…

Suspended Drivers License Complaint Leads To Meth Charge

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announces another meth arrest.  The latest one occurring Saturday. Trevor Shoemaker of New Boston was taken into custody by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Seeks Video Of Reynolds Fire

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from the public regarding a fire in the Reynolds area.  On February 20th at approximately 6 a.m., the Reynolds Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2175 170th Avenue. It was…

State Wants To Revoke Violent Sex Offender’s Conditional Discharge

A violent sex offender returns to Mercer County Circuit Court next week.  The Illinois Attorney General’s office wants to revoke the conditional discharge of 46 year old Darin Brock after he was arrested last month in Bloomington, Illinois for battery…

Madigan Forming School Funding Task Force

Governor Bruce Rauner took a shot at fixing Illinois’ schools, and now the state’s most powerful Democrat is taking his turn. House Speaker Mike Madigan yesterday announced he’s forming a task force to look at how to pay for education…

LaHood Favors Repealing & Replacing Obamacare

The first vote to repeal and replace Obamacare could come next month. But one Illinois Congressman says it won’t be the last vote. Repealing and replacing Obamacare is not like flipping a light switch. Congressman Darin LaHood tells the Illinois…