Western Illinois Today

Illinois Oral History Project Features Consolidation, Title IX & IHSA Stories

WRMJ News Director spoke with Mark Depue on the WRMJ Sportsline last Saturday morning. DePue is involved with the Illinois Oral History project through the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. The project includes such topics as school district consolidation,…

Cyber-Crimes Expert To Meet With Students, Staff & Community In Mercer County School District Monday

A cyber-crimes expert meeting with students and staff today in the Mercer County School District.  His name is Richard Wistocki.  He is a detective from Naperville. Wistocki will also host a public presentation from 7-to-9 p.m. tonight at Mercer County…

Ryan Speaks, Lawson Honored & Female Soldier Statue Dedicated At Veterans Day Service

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with COL Michelle Ryan (1986 Aledo High School graduate) following today’s Mercer County Veterans Day service. She now works at the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania. Aledo resident Jo Lawson was honored as…

Fundraiser Helps Toothmobile

The Mercer County Foundation for Health held a fundraiser at The Big Red Barn in New Windsor Thursday night to help raise money to improve the dental health of citizens of Mercer County.  Mercer County Health Department director Carla Ewing…

Aledo Man Sentenced To 11-Years In Federal Child Porn Case

An Aledo man has been sentenced to just over 11-years in prison on two federal child pornography counts. The 136-month sentence was handed down today in U.S. District Court in Rock Island to 36 year old Joaquin Cook. He pleaded…

Mercer County Board Approves Budget & Levy

The Mercer County Board approves the budget and tax levy for fiscal year 2018. There were no changes from last week’s Truth In Taxation hearing says County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa of Aledo. The budget projects a surplus of $11,690…