Category: Western Illinois Today

Drivers Licenses Once Again Good At Arsenal, For Now

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Visitors to the Rock Island Arsenal can use their Illinois drivers license to get on to the base. For now. Commanders over the weekend ruled Illinois licenses will be accepted. The Arsenal stopped accepting Illinois licenses as a primary ID…

Regional Supt. Scott To Be Downstate Voice On Rauner’s School Funding Reform Commission

Regional Supt. Jodi Scott

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s five selections to the new Illinois School Funding Reform Commission included just one downstate representative–Jodi Scott, the Regional Superintendent of Schools for Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren Counties. Scott says she understands she has a huge…

Aledo Set To Hire New City Administrator

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The City of Aledo is close to naming a new city administrator. The hiring could happen as soon as Monday night says Mayor Chris Hagloch. Police Chief Chris Sullivan is serving as interim city administrator. Former Aledo city administrator Bob…

Staley: No Escaped Inmate From Mercer County Jail

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Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley says his office has received a few calls today about an escaped inmate from the Mercer County Jail. He says there is an escaped inmate from the Mercer County Jail, but it’s Mercer County, Pennsylvania…

Line’s Showing Career Over; Judging Career Taking Off

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You can still find Seaton’s A.J. Line at county fair livestock barns. He’s no longer showing anymore. He’s on the other side now—judging. Line had a great career showing livestock—winning grand champion steer honors—not once—but twice at the Illinois State…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Friday Night

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A week of showing at the Mercer County Fair wraps up with the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction tonight. The sale begins at 6 p.m. in the Hog Barn says organizer Mike Peterson. This marks the 24th year of the…

Monmouth College Professor Talks Pokémon Go

Monmouth College Professor Tom Prince

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Monmouth College professor Tom Prince this afternoon. He says the augmented reality game Pokémon Go is having an immediate social and economic impact and is already one of the most popular games in…

Fairgrounds Master Gardener Pollinator Garden To Serve As Resource For Local Gardeners

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Even though the Mercer County Master Gardener Perennial Pollinator Garden is being showcased at this week’s Mercer County Fair, it will remain a permanent feature at the fairgrounds. The University of Illinois Extension’s Martha Smith says the project serves as…