Entries by Linda Sarabasa

Mercer County Republican Candidates 2018

–County Treasurer – ? –County Clerk – Jay Doherty –County Sheriff – Dusty Terrill –County Board District 1 – ? — District 1 includes Abingdon, Keithsburg, North Henderson, Ohio Grove, Suez and Mercer 6 Precincts. –County Board District 2 – ? — District 2 includes Rivoli, Greene, and Richland Grove 2 Precincts. –County Board District […]

Interview with Dusty Terrill — candidate for sheriff

Interview with Dusty Terrill by Cala Smoldt Name: Dustin Terrill (Dusty) Party: Republican Age: 41 Family: Wife — Amy Terrill, Wellness Director at Brookstone Aledo; Kaiden, 10-year-old son; and currently Max, 16-year-old cultural exchange student Education: Graduated from Westmer in 1994, received associates degree in Law Enforcement Justice Administration from Black Hawk College and attended […]

Mark Kleine has withdrawn from the 17th District congressional race

Republican Mark Kleine has withdrawn from the 17th District congressional race, complaining to county Republican officials about the business of today’s political campaigns. Kleine, a Galesburg businessman, submitted his withdrawal, dated Jan. 9, to the State Board of Elections on Tuesday. He asked that his name not be printed on the March 20 primary ballot. […]

Mercer County Republican Candidates 2018

County-Wide Candidates –County Treasurer – ? –County Clerk – Jay Doherty –County Sheriff – Dusty Terrill County Board Candidates –County Board District 1 – ? District 1 includes Abingdon, Keithsburg, North Henderson, Ohio Grove, Suez and Mercer 6 Precincts. –County Board District 2 – ? District 2 includes Rivoli, Greene, and Richland Grove 2 Precincts. […]

Election/Campaign Dates to Remember

March 20, 2018 – Primary election March 27 — PETITION CIRCULATION — First day to circulate nomination papers (must include original sheets signed by voters and circulators) for independent candidates and new political party candidates who file June 18 – 25, 2018 April 18 — Illinois County Conventions — Each established political party shall hold […]

Whenever you have felt grateful, have you not also felt happy?

Happy Thanksgiving by Harvey Bluedorn Can you imagine a thankful person who is not happy, or an unthankful person who is happy? Unthankful or ungrateful people feel they are somehow entitled. The more one feels entitled, the less grateful one becomes. A spoiled child is an ungrateful child who feels entitled. Ungrateful self-entitled persons become […]

An Economic Principle You Can’t Ignore

by Harvey Bluedorn The Mercer County Board anticipates some financial pinch in the coming year. Presuming that budget allocations are responsible and reasonable, the problem shifts to insufficient revenue. I suggest that a tax rate increase is not the solution. I quote briefly from an article I found on the internet. “…[if] the government needed […]

Notice of Truth in Taxation Hearing — Proposed Property Tax Increase for Mercer County Illinois

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING — Truth in Taxation Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for Mercer County, Illinois Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to receive public input on a proposed property tax increase for Mercer County for the fiscal year 2018 will be held on November 1st, 2017 at 6:00 PM at […]