Western Illinois Today

Bustos Announcing $2-Million In USDA Funding For Woodhull

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announcing more than $2-million in federal funding for Woodhull. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. Specifically, the USDA is investing $1,198,000 in grants and $1,200,000 in loans for Woodhull…

Aledo Introduces Two New Police Officers

The City of Aledo has two new part-time police officers. They were introduced at last night’s Aledo City Council meeting by Police Chief Chris Sullivan. Also last night, the Aledo City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Tax…

Man Dies From Self Inflicted Stab Wound; North Henderson Incident Under Investigation

Authorities respond to a 911 call in North Henderson where a man was apparently injured from a self-inflicted stab wound. According to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report, the individual was transported Monday to Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, where he…

WRMJ Interview: Rockridge Student Council VP Reimers Details 9,000 Pound Food Drive; Area Pantries Benefit

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge Student Council Vice President Kenzie Reimers this morning.  She detailed a student council food drive that collected 9,000 pounds of food for area pantries.  

Sarabasa Reelected County Board Chair, New Board Members Seated

The Mercer County Board reelects Carlos Sarabasa as Chairman. The vote was unanimous last night and he was the lone nomination. Four new board members were seated last night—Buck Rind, Steve Moreland, Bob Flowers and Gary Gregg—replacing Brian Anseeuw, Mark…