Western Illinois Today

Suspicious Vehicle Complaint Leads To Meth Arrest Near Alexis

A Henry County man arrested in Mercer County on a possession of methamphetamine charge.  Virgil McGlothlin of Galva was also charged with Burglary. He was taken into custody yesterday by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies following a suspicious vehicle call in the…

IDOR Issues Mercer County Multiplier

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

Suspicious Person Complaint Leads To New Boston Area Arrest

A suspicious person complaint near New Boston leads to an arrest. 33 year old Steven Scott Ellis of Joy was taken into custody in the area of Bay Island Road. He was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants—one out of…

Staley Unveils TRIAD Program For Mercer County

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department unveiling a new program. It’s called TRIAD says Sheriff Dave Staley. Staley says two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies recently completed a 28-hour training program to become Elderly Services Officers.  Deputies Shawn Butler and Gary Lucas…

Weaver Puts Ag Advisory Committee To Work

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver putting his district-wide Agriculture Advisory Committee to work. Becky King of Knox County is among the committee members. Weaver also has advisory committees on seniors, education and veterans.

Sherrard School District Gets Another Audience With State Lawmakers

The Sherrard School District gets another audience with two more state lawmakers. State Representatives Mike Halpin and Dan Swanson will be visiting Sherrard High School on Thursday says Unit 200 Board of Education President Rhys Fullerlove. State Senator Chuck Weaver…

Mercer County Violent Sex Offender Case Moved To August

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office attempt to have a former Aledo man declared sexually violent has been continued to later this year. A petition was filed against 42 year old Richard Stallings in 2015. A bench trial was postponed yesterday…

New Boston Teen Receives Four Year Prison Term In Meth Case

A New Boston teen sentenced to four years in prison on a methamphetamine charge.  19 year old Brittany Shoemaker entered an open plea to the Class 2 felony count in February. She was on probation in another meth case when…

Zwilling First Inductee Into Sherrard FFA Hall Of Fame

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with 2008 Sherrard High School grad Clay Zwilling this morning. He is the first inductee into the Sherrard FFA Hall of Fame and will be recognized at the annual Sherrard FFA banquet on April…