Western Illinois Today

Illinois Firearm Deer Hunting Season Opens Friday; Mercer County Hunters Took 476 During 1st Weekend Last Year

The first weekend of firearm deer hunting opens Friday in Illinois and runs through Sunday. Last year, Mercer County hunters took in 476 deer during the three day period. Ed Cross with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has a…

Local Church Again Offering Free Community Thanksgiving Meal

A local church again providing a Free Community Thanksgiving Meal this year.  It marks the third year for the free offering from the First Baptist Church of Aledo says Associate Pastor Seth Bowker. The meal will be offered on Thanksgiving…

Bustos Not A Fan Of GOP House & Senate Tax Reform Plans

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressing deep reservations with the GOP House and Senate tax reform plans. She spoke about the issue with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor during a stop in Aledo on Saturday.

Illinois Oral History Project Features Consolidation, Title IX & IHSA Stories

WRMJ News Director spoke with Mark Depue on the WRMJ Sportsline last Saturday morning. DePue is involved with the Illinois Oral History project through the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. The project includes such topics as school district consolidation,…

Cyber-Crimes Expert To Meet With Students, Staff & Community In Mercer County School District Monday

A cyber-crimes expert meeting with students and staff today in the Mercer County School District.  His name is Richard Wistocki.  He is a detective from Naperville. Wistocki will also host a public presentation from 7-to-9 p.m. tonight at Mercer County…

Ryan Speaks, Lawson Honored & Female Soldier Statue Dedicated At Veterans Day Service

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with COL Michelle Ryan (1986 Aledo High School graduate) following today’s Mercer County Veterans Day service. She now works at the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania. Aledo resident Jo Lawson was honored as…

Fundraiser Helps Toothmobile

The Mercer County Foundation for Health held a fundraiser at The Big Red Barn in New Windsor Thursday night to help raise money to improve the dental health of citizens of Mercer County.  Mercer County Health Department director Carla Ewing…