Western Illinois Today

2017 Aledo Central Park Band Shell Season Opens This Weekend

The 2017 Aledo Central Park Band Shell season is set to kick off this weekend. Band Shell organizer Rusty Ruggles says they’ve scheduled a lot of entertainment through August. This marks the 12th year for the Band Shell.

Aledo, Joy & Viola Serving As Take Back Day Locations Saturday

Three Mercer County sites will serve as Take Back Day locations this weekend.  The day serves as a chance to get rid of unused or unwanted prescriptions says Aledo Police Chief Chris Sullivan. In addition to the Aledo Police Department…

Village Of Seaton Hoping Post Office Can Move To Bank Building

The Seaton Post Office could have a new home and it may be the Seaton bank building. Outgoing Village President Bob Springer is hoping things can work out. The village assumed ownership of the Seaton bank building at no cost…

Crime Stoppers Seeks Information On Break-In To Aledo Area Business

Mercer County Crime Stoppers seeking information regarding a break-in to an Aledo area business. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and Aledo Police Department responded to Hyett Furniture/Radio Shack Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. after receiving a report that the front…

Rockridge Wins Third Straight IHSA State Music Title

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge High School Vocal Director Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger this morning. The school claimed its third straight state title in the IHSA music sweepstakes over the weekend.  

Sherrard Teen Dating Violence Awareness Video Earns Statewide Recognition

A group of Sherrard High School students earning statewide recognition for a teen dating violence awareness video they produced. The “NO MORE Teen Dating Abuse Video Challenge” competition was through the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence says media productions teacher…

Plea Date Set For Mercer County Meth Defendant’s Attorney

As a Mercer County woman awaits trial in a meth case, a plea date has been scheduled for her attorney charged in a separate controlled substance case in Rock Island County. 45 year old John G. Steckel of Rock Island…