Western Illinois Today

Rockridge Doing Away With Class Rank

Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson this morning.  The Rockridge School Board approved a proposal last night doing away with class rank.  There were a number of factors leading to the change, but…

WIU Impact $473-Million On Region


A recent study released by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs indicates that Western Illinois University’s economic impact within a 16-county region in west central Illinois is approximately $473 million. During Fiscal Year 2015, the University’s employment and operations, capital…

Staley Exploring Additional Police Contracting Opportunities


The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is exploring additional police contracting opportunities. The department already has current agreements with Joy and Matherville, but some additional towns could be added, according to Sheriff Dave Staley. The Mercer County Board’s Law Enforcement Committee…