Western Illinois Today

Joy Man Arrested For Stealing Vehicle

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing a man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle from rural Joy. 36 year old Steven S. Ellis of Joy was taken into custody Saturday. He has been charged with theft of motor vehicle…

Community Responds To Mercer County VFW Fundraiser

A tremendous turnout and a tremendous amount of money raised for a Mercer County VFW fundraiser over the weekend. Post 1571 teamed up with local COUNTRY Financial agents for a Friday night event.  It was a great success says the…

Bustos Campaign With $2-Million In Cash-On-Hand

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ campaign announcing more than $456,000 in fundraising in the first quarter of 2019. Her campaign has more than $2-million in cash-on-hand with 90-percent of contributions less than $100, with an average individual contribution of roughly…

Mercer County Deputies Make Meth Arrest Following Keithsburg Traffic Stop

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announcing a methamphetamine arrest following a traffic stop. Deputies pulled over Jonathon Marshall of Keithsburg for an equipment violation on Wednesday. He was subsequently charged with driving while license suspended and possession of methamphetamine and…

WRMJ Interview: Luxmore Back Home (And On A Ball Diamond) To Help Honor His Late Brother

Sherrard High School dedicated the BJ Luxmore Memorial scoreboard tonight at the school’s baseball field. Cpl. Luxmore, a 2005 Sherrard grad, was killed in action in Afghanistan in June of 2012. His older brother Brock, a 2002 Sherrard grad, was…

New Nursing Home Owner Speaks With WRMJ

They’re no stranger to the Illinois market. That message from Stern Therapy Consultants of New York, the group moving forward with acquisition of Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Boruch Sheps serves as Corporate Administrator for Stern. He spoke with WRMJ…