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Rising Illinois COVID-19 Numbers Concerning State Officials; They’re Increasing In Mercer County Too

State officials say they are very concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases in Illinois. They are also on the rise in Mercer County with 14-cases since July 16th and 43 overall. Statewide, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported…

WRMJ Interview: A Discussion In Youth Sports During A Pandemic; Balmer Involved In Aledo YSF Football Program Since 1999

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor sat down with Tab Balmer Thursday night. Balmer has been involved in the Aledo YSF youth football program since its beginning in 1999.  Youngsters grades 3rd through 6th can play, but sign-ups have been slow…

Business Spotlight – Dale Jones: Sullivan Auctioneers

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Dale Jones with Sullivan Auctioneers. They will talk about how Dale decided to join Sullivan Auctioneers, the on-line timed and virtual auctions, the strength of farm land and machinery prices, how Sullivan is a…

Swanson Keeping Lyme Disease Awareness At Forefront

Local State Rep. Dan Swanson continues to bring attention to Lyme Disease. He has again sponsored a resolution declaring May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Illinois. Click here for the Illinois Tick Surveillance Map.

Threat For Severe Weather This Weekend

Severe weather possible for Saturday. Meteorologist Tim Gross with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities spoke with WRMJ Friday morning.   The Storm Prediction Center has a moderate risk of severe storms Saturday south and east of a…

4-H Soup Cook-Off This Weekend At Aledo Fire Station

Mercer County 4-H invites the community to join them for their annual Soup Cook-Off this Saturday from 5-to-7 p.m. at the Aledo Fire Station. This is a free supper with all food donated by 4-H and community members.   Cash…

Rockridge’s Krueger & Throne Go For Gold Saturday Night

Two friends, two classmates and two teammates will attempt to cap off a memorable weekend and memorable high school school wrestling careers Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Rockridge seniors Dallas Krueger and Nolan Throne will each…