Western Illinois Today

Competing Education Funding Reform Proposals Mean $300,000 Difference For Mercer County; $90,000 For Sherrard

Local State Representative Dan Swanson siding with the Governor on the education funding reform debate. Governor Bruce Rauner wants to veto Senate Bill 1, which includes significantly more money for Chicago schools and move forward with Senate Bill 1124—which takes…

WRMJ Interview: Weeks Named Head Softball Coach At Mercer County

Morgan Weeks named the new head softball coach at Mercer County High School. The recent Augustana College grad was hired by the Unit 404 Board of Education last night. Weeks, a Mercer County graduate, has spent the past three seasons…

Former United Standout Bertelsen Recommended For Sherrard Softball Job

Former United pitching ace Katie Bertelsen is being recommended for the Sherrard High School softball job. Action on the hire is scheduled tonight by the Sherrard Board of Education. Bertelsen spent last season as an assistant softball coach at Galesburg…

Aledo Sex Abuse Case Continued To Next Month

A pre-trial conference has been continued to next month for an Aledo man facing ten felony sex abuse/sex assault counts. 44 year old Michael E. Daniels will be back in Mercer County Circuit Court on August 1st. He’s facing three…

Mercer County Meth Case Takes Another Turn

There’s been another turn in a methamphetamine case in Mercer County Circuit Court. 26 year old Erica Sandusky of Matherville was set for a plea this morning, but agreement could not be reached between her attorney—John Steckel and Mercer County…

Aledo Looks At Updating Code Enforcement

The City of Aledo looking for a little more teeth in its enforcement code. The Aledo City Council is considering adopting the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code prepared by the International Code Council.  The city had been…