Western Illinois Showdown This Weekend

The Throwdown A Western Illinois Showdown is Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Knoxville. Twelve Western Illinois county 4H grand champions (including from Mercer County) in both market and breeding stock will be competing. Brent Titus…

Illinois 17 Work Begins This Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Illinois 17 from east of Aledo to 220th Street (County Road 3) in Mercer County begins Aug. 5. The project involves micro-surfacing the pavement and will require daytime lane closures. Work…