Category: Western Illinois Today

Local Schools Concerned Over Status Of Categorical Funds

Local schools expressing concern over being shortchanged from the state regarding categorical funds. At issue is money for special education and transportation says Sherrard superintendent Alan Boucher. Local schools fiscal years coincide with the state’s fiscal year—July 1st to June…

One Traffic Fatality In Mercer County In 2016

Local traffic fatality numbers have been released for 2016. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicates one deadly traffic accident recorded in Mercer County this year. There have been 11 in Rock Island County and six in Henry.  Statewide,…

Erie Warkins Cardinal Classic Ballin’ For Blaine

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Erie boys basketball coach Ryan Winckler tonight. Money is being raised at this week’s Erie Warkins Cardinal Classic for Blaine Lofgren–the son of Riverdale basketball coach and Rockridge grad Mark Lofgren. Two year…

Bustos Considering Run For Governor

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos may be ready to take on Governor Bruce Rauner. A Bustos adviser yesterday released a statement saying the congresswoman is giving a 2018 run “serious consideration.” Bustos won her western Illinois seat in Congress by…

4-H Shooting Sports Programs Begin In January

University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development offering several 4-H Shooting Sports programs in the New Year,  including archery, air rifle and beginning pistol.  All classes will be held at King Plaza, 3654 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL.  Beginning/Intermediate…