Western Illinois Today

Aledo Receives $34,270 ITEP Grant

The City of Aledo receiving a $34,270 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant. The federal money is administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation. Statewide, more than $36-million is being released says IDOT’s Gianna Urgo. The $34,270 to Aledo is intended…

Aledo City Council Turns Down Beekeeping Ordinance; Approves Borrowing $1-Million From Local Bank For City Hall Remodel & Renovation

The City of Aledo will not have a beekeeping ordinance after all.  The decision made after debate last night, but Mayor Chris Hagloch says there are still some requirements from the state that beekeepers must follow. Also last night, the…

Mercer County High School Student Recognized In Congressional Art Competition

              Mercer County High School junior Gracie Olson receives runner-up honors in Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ 17th Congressional District Art Competition.  The 17th Congressional District features 14 counties. Olson’s work is entitled “Ruggles”.…

WRMJ Audio: Ruslan Handles First Pitch Like A Champ

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor was on hand last night at Busch Stadium when United Elementary School fifth grader Ruslan Gipson threw out the first pitch prior to the Cards-Cubs game. Ruslan has shown great courage in living his life…

WRMJ Audio: A Day Taking In An IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spent Thursday along Mississippi River Pool 13 just south of Savanna covering an IHSA bass fishing sectional. Here are several of his conversations. Site coordinator Mark Nardini from Sterling Newman Central Catholic High School: Ben…

Groundwork Underway For Latest Mercer County VFW Statue Project; Soldier Kneeling at Battlefield Cross

The latest statue project at the Mercer County VFW moving forward. It’s a soldier kneeling at a battlefield cross says Nick Seefeld, who is leading the project. Groundwork is underway. Seefeld says a formal dedication could occur next Veterans Day…

New Boston Man Arrested on Meth Charges, Again

A New Boston man arrested on meth charges in Aledo. 25 year old Michael Davis was taken into custody Tuesday. He has been charged with Class 2 and Class 3 felonies. Bond has been set at $50,000 with a preliminary…