Category: Western Illinois Today

Illinois’ Best Steak In Carrollton

Richard Harp--owner of Lone Oak Golf Course in Carrollton, Illinois.  Photo credit: Dan Grant--farmWeekNow

Illinois’ best steak can be found in west central Illinois. Lone Oak Golf Course in Carrollton in Greene County won the Illinois Beef Association’s on-line contest. Owner Richard Harp says they have one of the most unique venues to enjoy…

Much Work To Be Done For Illinois School Funding Task Force

Regional Supt. Jodi Scott serves on Illinois' new school funding task force.

Illinois’ newest school-funding commission has two meetings under its belt, but has yet to even agree on what to talk about. The main goal is to change how Illinois pays for schools. But State Representative Avery Bourne of Raymond, a…

Sherrard Grad To See Name On Big Screen


A recent Sherrard grad excited to see his name in the credits of a movie showing in the Quad Cities this weekend. The motion picture ‘Greater’ details the life of the late Brandon Burlsworth, a former University of Arkansas walk-on…

14th Annual Aledo Antique Days This Saturday

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The 14th Annual Aledo Antique Days is set for this Saturday, August 27th. Aledo Main Street executive director Dana Murphy highlighted the event with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor this morning. Click here for schedule of events.

LIHEAP Applications Open Next Month


People in Mercer County needing help paying their heating bills can apply for assistance next month. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance September 1st. LIHEAP is a state and federally funded…

Mercer County Residential Burglary Suspect Now In Custody


Mercer County Crime Stoppers has announced that a wanted fugitive is now in custody. 26 year old Jacob J. Howerton of Muscatine was wanted on Residential Burglary charges. Crime Stoppers was seeking the public’s help in locating Howerton.

Information Sought On Mercer County VFW Break-In

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Mercer County Crime Stoppers currently seeking information regarding a burglary at the Mercer County VFW in Aledo. The break-in occurred during the early morning hours of August 12th. During this burglary an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The business…

Guilty Plea Entered In Aledo Heroin Death

A guilty plea has been entered in a federal case involving a heroin related death in Aledo. 38 year old Courtney Davis of Aledo will be sentenced December 15th at U.S. District Court in Rock Island. She was one of…

Aledo Pharmacies Join Genesis Health System; Genesis Also Opens Medical Equipment Store

Former Stuts Hallmark Storefront to become

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and the three independent local pharmacies will join together and consolidate into one downtown Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy. Stuts Drug Store, owned by Dave Relander; Wagner Pharmacy, owned by Gary Wagner; and, McKnight Pharmacy, owned by Dave…

Court Date Scheduled In Bonynge Case


A court date has been scheduled next week for a former Aledo police officer charged in a sex abuse case. 34 year old Steven Bonynge returns to Mercer County Circuit Court on Wednesday, August 31st for a pre-trial conference. His…