Western Illinois Today

East Moline Cop And Former Aledo Resident Arrested In Child Porn & Sex Assault Investigation

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents arrested an East Moline Police Officer, Kirk DeGreve, 47 years of age, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on two felony counts of criminal sexual assault and two…

Scammers Are Using Local Area State Police District Telephone Numbers To Scam Victims; ISP Warning Of ‘Spoofing’ Scam

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have received multiple calls from the public concerning suspected scam calls. Various ISP districts throughout the state have received reports from citizens stating they have received calls from individuals with a foreign accent claiming to…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: A Lesson In IHSA Competitive Dance Team State Series From Sherrard’s Avery Litton

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Sherrard High School senior Avery Litton Thursday morning. She is a member of the school’s seven member competitive dance team. They’ll compete at the IHSA sectional in Normal this Saturday.

Flood Prep Meeting Planned For Next Week In Western Illinois

Local governments and property owners invited to a flood preparation meeting next week. A number of state agencies are collaborating on the event says Colleen Callahan with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.   Again, the meeting will take place…

Mercer County School Board Talking Long Term Facility Plans

The Mercer County School District looking at long term facility needs. Preliminary conversations have already taken place with BLDD Architects out of Decatur says Unit 404 Superintendent Scott Petrie. Among the clients they’ve worked with include Knoxville and Geneseo schools.…

Second Person Identified In Taylor Ridge Burglary

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the second person involved in a Taylor Ridge area burglary last week. An arrest warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Devin Thomas Stevens for residential burglary and resisting a…

Aledo Casey’s On The Move?

The Aledo City Council discusses a potential move by Casey’s. The issue was brought up at Monday night’s meeting with talk of the convenience store moving from its existing 303 SW 3rd Street address to the Aledo Mobil location. City…

City of Aledo & Unit 404 Reach Tentative Agreement On Full-Time School Resource Officer

The City of Aledo and Mercer County School District have a tentative agreement regarding a full-time school resource officer for Mercer County High School. City Administrator and Police Chief Chris Sullivan provided an update to the Aledo City Council Monday…

Rural Aledo Man Waives Prelim In Felony Child Abuse Case

A rural Aledo man has pleaded not guilty to a Class X felony count of aggravated battery to a child. 31 year old Robert Gates waived his preliminary hearing this morning in Mercer County Circuit Court. A pre-trial conference is…