Western Illinois Today

More Details Released In Fatal Little York Shooting; Officers Responded To Saturday Domestic Disturbance

More information being released on a fatal shooting in rural Little York over the weekend. Warren County Sheriff Martin Edwards confirms that officers were responding to a domestic disturbance on Saturday night called in by 71 year old Sondra Porter…

Mercer County Food Mission Organized

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Jennifer Hamerlinck with the Mercer County Health Department this morning. She is helping organize the Mercer County Food Mission, which involves a number of partners–including the faith based community, the health department and…

Mercer County Hunters Getting Set For Firearm Deer Season

The two firearm deer hunting seasons coming up in Illinois. The first weekend is Nov. 22-24 followed by Dec. 5-8. Last year during the first weekend, Mercer County hunters harvested 618 deer and then brought in 233 during the second…

Rockrige Honors ‘Rock Stars’

The Rockridge Schools Foundation honored a pair of “Rock Stars” at their first annual THANKSgiving Celebration fundraiser Thursday night. The fundraiser is to support educational needs for Rockridge schools. Glen Cook and AugE Kerres were recognized for their years of…

Jazz Band Headed To Nashville

The Mercer County High School Jazz Band will be heading out on the road again a little sooner than in the past. Band Director Rusty Ruggles has asked the school board and received permission to take the students to Nashville…

Mercer County Farmland Auction Brings $12,500 Per Acre

A farmland auction brings $12,500 per acre in Mercer County. The property is located between Reynolds and Preemption. WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Dale Jones and Dan Sullivan with Sullivan Auctioneers Thursday night.

Propane Shortage Affecting Area Farmers, Residents

Iowa and Illinois are under a Regional Emergency Declaration for a propane shortage. Reports say both states are now allowed to transport propane to heat homes and to dry grain. Blick and Blick Oil’s Roger Maynard says there really isn’t…