Category: Western Illinois Today

Ameren Illinois Reminding Small Businesses Of Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Ameren Illinois reminding small businesses to take advantage of the utility’s energy efficiency programs. Businesses spend on average each year 30-percent of their total expenses on energy says Ameren’s Michelle Hibbard—and there are savings to be had. She says an…

ISP To Utilize Photo Speed Enforcement Van In Construction Zones

Illinois State Police District 7 (Henry, Knox, Mercer and Rock Island Counties) announces the Photo Speed Enforcement Van will be deployed during the upcoming months in local construction zones. This specialized vehicle is equipped with multiple radars and cameras to…

Aledo Clean-Up Days Start Next Monday

The City of Aledo getting set for two weeks of clean-up days. The detail starts next Monday says Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. The city awarded Millenium Waste the clean-up days contract for $7,500.

Mercer County Owed $800,000 From State

The Mercer County School District is now owed $800,000 from the state of Illinois. Superintendent Scott Petire provided an update to the Unit 404 Board of Education this week. Petrie participated in a press conference Thursday attended by numerous superintendents…

Mercer County School Board Discusses ‘Athletic Cut Procedure’

Much discussion concerning an athletic cut procedure for the Mercer County School District. There was plenty of back and forth between the Unit 404 Board of Education last night and both junior high and high school coaches. Athletic Director Andrew…

WRMJ Is Back On the Air

Due to a lightening strike shortly after 8am today WRMJ was knocked off the air. We are back on the air but still not sounding the best. It is not your radio. We hope to have it corrected by 8am…

30,000 Gallon LP Tank Hit By Lightning At Gold Star FS Plant

Aledo firefighters respond to the Gold Star FS plant after a 30,000 gallon propane tank is hit by lightning. Aledo Fire Chief Dennis Litwiler says thankfully, there were no injuries or major damage. A portion of Illinois Route 17 was closed…

Ashby & Beauchamp Federal Child Porn Case Continued To Next Month

There’s been another continuance in the federal case against two men arrested on child porn charges in Mercer County. Pre-trial conferences for Aaron Beauchamp of Matherville and William Ashby of East Moline have been pushed back to May 3rd at…

Rockridge Hopes To Secure State Title In IHSA Music Sweepstakes This Week

Rockridge hoping to secure its third consecutive state title in the IHSA music sweepstakes.  The competition involves solo and ensemble, which was held last month and organization scheduled for later this week says the school’s band director Jessica Zabransky. Approximately…