Western Illinois Today

Flood Damage Assistance Program To Help Mercer Co. Residents

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is collecting damage data in Mercer County as part of their Individual Damage Assessment Program. If your home sustained damage due to the recent prolonged flooding-flash flooding-heavy rain event, you might be eligible for financial…

Tax Bills Go Out Today

Mercer County’s real estate tax bills are being mailed out today. Mercer County Treasurer Bev Lower explains what residents will find and why there was a delay this year. If tax payers have any questions, they can contact the Treasurer’s…

Rhubarbfest Posts Big Numbers

Two perfect days of weather produced big numbers at this year’s Rhubarbfest.  The founder of Rhubarbfest, Darlene Johnson, said they sold a record number of pies. The proceeds from all the pie sales go to help fund local church groups…

353 Court Lays Out 4 Year Plan

353 Court laid out a four year plan to revitalize Aledo’s downtown business district to the City Council Monday night.  353 Court’s Downtown Report-Strategies for a Revitalized Business District was reviewed in a power point presentation.  Todd Thompson explains what…

Artcher Pre-Trial Hearing Postponed Until Thursday

A scheduling error has forced the postponement of the pre-trial hearing in Mercer County Circuit Court for Mark Artcher. Artcher was to appear before Judge Peter Church at 9 this morning. 14th Judicial Circuit Judge Walter Braud had assigned Judge…

Sherrard Youth Headed To National Rodeo Competition

A Sherrard High School freshman to be will be riding and roping beginning this weekend at the National Junior High School Rodeo A  14-year-old Kade Foster is a two time NJHSRA qualifier and a two time qualifier for the Little…

WRMJ’s Taylor Honored By IBA For Feature Reporting

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor was honored for his feature reporting at the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards banquet in Springfield on Thursday. Taylor’s regular feature reporting involves news, sports, agriculture, and slice of life human interest stories.…

IDPH Talks Pesky Buffalo Gnats

Due to a wet spring, there are plenty of gnats to contend with this summer.  Buffalo gnats are especially nasty this year and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says they are attracted to the air we…