Western Illinois Today

Rockridge Clinches Fourth Consecutive State Title In IHSA Music Sweepstakes

Rockridge High School has secured a fourth straight state title in the IHSA music sweepstakes. They clinched another trophy last Friday. Choral Director Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger and Band Director Jessica Zabransky spoke with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor this morning. .

Swanson’s Military Uniform Legislation Moving Forward

A local state lawmaker wants to allow high school seniors, who have already entered the military, the option to wear their uniforms during graduation ceremonies. State Representative Dan Swanson’s bill does just that. He says there have been a number…

Henderson County Head-On Crash Kills Two

Two people are dead following a head-on collision in Henderson County. Illinois State Police say the crash occurred late last night on  Carman Road just south of U.S. 34, killing both drivers.  There were no passengers. The names of the…

Bond Set At $750,000 In Henderson County Attempted Murder Case

Attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of firearm charges have been filed against a 20 year old man in Henderson County. Bond has been set at $750,000 for Reuben R. Randolph, III. He was arrested today following an investigation…

WRMJ Interview: Sherrard’s Gibson Heads To U.S. History Bee National Competition

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor interviewed Sherrard High School sophomore Joshua Gibson this week. He participating in the U.S. History Bee and won a regional competition in Minnesota last week qualifying him for the national competition in Arlington, Virginia later…

GMC Aledo Conducting Community Needs Assessment

Genesis Medical Center Aledo conducting another Community Needs Assessment. The Mercer County Health Department is also participating in the process says Al Zwilling with Genesis. Zwilling discussed the subject at this week’s Aledo Main Street Networking at Noon lunch.