Western Illinois Today

Rauner Signs Swanson Backed Vet Bills

Sunday was Veteran’s Day at the Illinois State Fair and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed several bills to honor the occasion.  Four were sponsored by local State Representative Dan Swanson. Swanson is a veteran himself, serving in the Army 27-and-a-half…

Discussion on Aledo Waste Hauler Bids & Button Building Tonight

The Aledo City Council will discuss request for proposals for a single waste hauler at a committee meeting tonight. That’s City Administrator Erin Knackstedt.  Alderman will also discuss the Button Building property, which they are seeking development proposals for says…

WRMJ Audio: Two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting

  Audio from today’s press conference with Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley and Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee that announced two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies acted well in the confines of their duty during an officer involved shooting in…

Staley & Lee To Hold Joint Press Conference This Morning

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley and Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee holding a joint press conference later this morning. The two will be releasing the results of an investigation into the June 12th officer involved shooting. The shooting occurred…

Conserve & Preserve Program To Be Held In Lower Rock Island County

The Rock Island County Soil & Water Conservation District hosting a conservation tour later this month in lower Rock Island County. The “Conserve & Preserve Program” will be Wednesday, August 22nd with registration beginning at 3:30 p.m. from the Reynolds…

Bustos Schedules ‘Cheri on Shift’ at Gold Star FS in Aledo

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will participate in a “Cheri on Shift” Thursday morning at Gold Star, a full line agronomy location which studies fertilizer, crop protection, and seed. Gold Star’s Aledo location also is home to a Grain Systems…