Category: Western Illinois Today

Keithsburg Begins Mosquito Control Program


The City of Keithsburg announcing they have begun community-wide adult control for mosquitoes. These efforts are designed to control disease carrying and nuisance mosquitoes. The products for mosquito control are provided by Clarke, a 70-year veteran of the mosquito control…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate At 5.7 Percent


The latest Mercer County unemployment rate is at 5.7 percent. That’s 3-points better than the statewide average of 6.0 percent says Ron Payne with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The national unemployment rate is at 5.1 percent. Mercer County’s…

WRMJ Expands High School Football Coverage

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor interviews Orion head coach Chip Filler.

WRMJ is expanding its high school football coverage entering the 2016 season. Since the 2014 season, fans have been able to listen to every Mercer County, Rockridge and Sherrard game through WRMJ and/or This year, the Orion Chargers have…

Rockridge Pre-K & ECE Programs Back At Andalusia Elementary

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The Rockridge School District’s Preschool For All and Early Childhood programs are being located back at Andalusia Elementary School in the new school year. They had been held at Illinois City Elementary the last three years. The programs serve students… Hosting Town Hall Meeting In Aledo Aug. 1st

A group called will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Aledo next week. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. The suit claims in 2009, Syngenta released a new strain of corn…

Johnson Presides Over Her Last Meeting As Rhubarb Fest Chair

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The Darlene Johnson era coming to an end in Aledo. She presided over her last meeting Tuesday night as chairman of the Rhubarb Festival—an event she founded 25 years ago. We spoke with her about her reign last month. An…

Aledo Main Street Farmer’s Market Season In Full Swing

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The Aledo Main Street Farmer’s Market season is in full swing. And Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says there’s a new vendor coming the next two weeks. Sitka Salmon Shares main operations are in Sitka, Alaska. The Aledo Main…

Road Construction Resumes On Illinois Route 17 Aledo

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Road construction has resumed on Illinois Route 17 in Aledo. The project consists of patching, milling and resurfacing work from west of 19th Avenue east to 220th Street. Estimated completion date is in September. The contractor is Valley Construction Company.