Western Illinois Today

Staley: Funds Being Raised For TRIAD Program

Funds being raised for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department TRIAD program next week.  Sheriff Dave Staley says a representative from All American Calendars will be contacting various businesses next week seeking sponsorship for the 2018 sheriff’s office calendar. TRIAD helps…

Former Mercer County Man Seeking Additional Post Conviction Relief In Sex Abuse Case

A former Mercer County man bringing his sex abuse case back to Mercer County Circuit Court.  47 year old Loren Jasper is seeking additional post-conviction relief. He was re-sentenced twice earlier this year. Jasper was originally sentenced to 28-years in…

New Sherrard School Resource Officer Gets To Work

The new school resource officer is on the job in the Sherrard School District. He started earlier this month says Unit 200 Superintendent Alan Boucher. Sherrard previously had a liaison officer through 2013 when budget cuts forced elimination of the…

Aledo Hoping For Multi-Use Path To Intermediate School

The City of Aledo happy the new multi-use path being put to good use.  The project was completed earlier this month with the path running from the driver’s license facility to the Walmart intersection and now the Aledo City Council…

Manhunt Over Near Atkinson

A manhunt over near Atkinson in Henry County.  It started shortly after midnight with Illinois State Police seeking a suspect who was considered armed and dangerous. His name is Shaun Nicholas Taylor. The 36 year old from East Falmouth, Massachusetts…

Staley Hoping To Save Money On Prisoner Meal Costs

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley exploring a new contract for prisoner meals at the jail.  He says the current agreement with Aramark is up and there are some savings to be had. Staley believes a new meal plan could save…

A Day Talking Happ At Badger Media Day

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spent Friday at University of Wisconsin basketball media day following Rockridge grad Ethan Happ. Ethan Happ: Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard: Ethan Happ’s road roommate Khalil Iverson: Wisconsin Radio Network play-by-play broadcaster Matt Lepay:

Bustos Campaign With $2.4 Million In Cash On Hand

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announcing her campaign raised $430,000 during the latest quarter. The time period is from July 1st to September 30th.  She also reports cash on hand of around $2.4 million. She was first elected in 2012.