Welcome to Mercer County

Mercer County is located along U.S. Highway 67 and State Highways 17 and 94 in the U.S. state of Illinois. The Mississippi River is located along the western border of Mercer County and is part of the Yellowbanks Territory, named by the Sauk and Fox Indians because of the yellow, sandy soil along the riverbank. Named after Revolutionary War hero General Hugh Mercer, Mercer County was chartered in 1835 as part of the old Northwest Territory and the Military Tract. As of 2010, the population was 16,434 a drop of 523 from 2000. The county seat is Aledo. Mercer County is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.

View of the Mississippi River in New Boston, IL

 

Agendas and Minutes for Committee & Board Meetings, as well as public forms and documents are posted on the Documents page.

Law Enforcement Agendas can be found on the Mercer County Sheriff's Office website.

Public Act

Per Public Act 97-0609, an amendment to the Open Meetings Act 5ILCS 120/7.3, it is the duty of all Illinois Municipal Fund Employers to post information for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000.00 per year. This package is to include salary, health insurance, vacation and sick days granted.

These include:

  • States Attorney Greg McHugh, $137,469.84
  • Public Defender Dan Dalton, $91,500.00


Public Transportation

Mercer County Public Transportation

PRIMARY  ELECTION 

3-15-2016

2016 CANDIDATES GUIDE located in Public Documents

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Announcements

 

Note Changes in Committee Times as of 1/8/15

Law Enforcement moved to 2:30 pm Wednesday (Instead of 5pm)

Animal Control is moved to 5:30pm Wednesday at Highway Garage (Instead of Tuesday)

These Changes are permanent.

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The February Meeting of the Law Enforcement Committee has been moved to 2/18/16 at 2:30pm and the Zoning Board of Appeals has been moved to 2/25/16 at 7pm.

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Tax Records can now be searched at merceril.devnetwedge.com

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MERCER COUNTY SNOW POLICY

The above policy was adopted by the Mercer County Board on November 6, 2014 and was immediately put into effect.  Please note the changes and adjust your driving habits accordingly. 

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