Western Illinois Today

Sherrard Bus Driver DUI Case Moved To December

A bench trial has been continued to later this year in the case of a former Sherrard school bus driver charged in a DUI accident earlier this year. The trial is now scheduled for December 4th for 34 year old…

Aledo City Council Approves Moving Forward With Another Downtown Sidewalk Project & TIF Funding For Bowlyou’s

Another downtown sidewalk project in the works for Aledo.  The Aledo City Council retained an engineer last night for the latest upgrade says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. Missman will be paid $44,700 for engineering services for the project.…

State Oral History Project On IHSA Features WRMJ’s Taylor

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Oral History Program is proud to release a new collection of interviews telling the story of high school sports in Illinois through the words of students, coaches, referees, broadcasters and administrators.   The project, “Sports…

Cambridge Woman Charged In New Windsor Car Wash Burglary

A Henry County woman facing Class 2 felony charges accusing her of burglarizing a New Windsor car wash.  36 year old Ginger Workman of Cambridge appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning with a preliminary hearing scheduled for November…

Bustos Supporting Plan To Invest $40-Billion In Rural Broadband

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos pushing for universal high speed internet. She says over 23-million rural Americans are without affordable broadband—including a Morrison, Illinois farm family she used as an example. Bustos is backing a plan that would invest $40-billion…

A State Title in Video Gaming?

What are the chances of an IHSA state title in video gaming?  It’s now a discussion item, but Mercer County High School athletic director Andrew Hofer says it will be a tough sell for districts that are lacking in financial…

Aledo Main Street Hosting Oktoberfest Saturday

Aledo Main Street promoting an event this weekend at Aledo Central Park. Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says Saturday will be Oktoberfest. Murphy says activities begin at Aledo Central Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mercer County Board Dealing With Revenue Losses From State

The Mercer County Board putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget. The board will take up the issue next week says Bruce DeLashmit with administrative consulting firm Bellwether. Bellwether has had an administrative contract with Mercer County…