Category: Western Illinois Today

Staley: No Escaped Inmate From Mercer County Jail


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…

Moffitt Visits Mercer County Fair

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Local State Representative Don Moffitt happy to see local flavor on Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois School Funding Reform Commission with the selection of Henderson, Knox, Mercer and Warren Counties Regional Superintendent of Schools Jodi Scott. Moffitt was at the Mercer…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Make Meth Arrest


The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announce a methamphetamine arrest. Tanner Stead of Muscatine was taken into custody this week for possession of meth. He is being held in the Mercer County Jail on $10,000 bond.

College & Main Intersection Should Re-Open Later Next Week


The College and Main intersection in downtown Aledo should be open by later next week. Mayor Chris Hagloch provided an update to local business people at this week’s Aledo Main Street’s Networking at Noon. The entire project is expected to…