Western Illinois Today

70s Monday; 20s Tuesday Night

A changing weather pattern this week. A red flag warning on Monday with high temps in the 70s and then lows dropping into the 20s by Tuesday night with a chance of severe weather. Meteorologist Andy Ervin is with the…

Local Schools Continue To Promote & Grow Music Programs

A Western Illinois University Choral Music Education professor pleased with the efforts of local schools to sustain and grow music programs. Dr. Jason Hawkins served as director at Thursday night’s Prairieland Conference Jr. High Choir Festival. Thursday night’s festival included…

Expansion Okayed For Mercer County High School; Bids Let By Early 2025

The Mercer County School District moving forward with an expansion at the high school campus. The Unit 404 Board of Education approved the project Wednesday night says Superintendent Scott Petrie. No one from the general public attended the meeting in…

Volunteer Made Difference At Mercer County Health Department

A volunteer is being remembered for his impact on the Mercer County Health Department. The agency’s Annette Doonan tells us about William “Bill” Glenn, who died at the age of 70 last week. Glenn was buried Wednesday at the Aledo…

One Killed In Preemption Accident

One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning just north of Preemption. Both drivers were transported to the hospital and one later died from their injuries. The name has not yet been released by the Rock Island County…

Screening For Viola Independent Film Held

About 50 people packed a small theater in downtown Davenport for a private screening of a movie shot mostly in an empty Viola bank. “Paper Plates,” is directed by Brian Nguyen who has been submitting the movie to film festivals.…

Quiet Finish To February Weather

A mild and dry finish to February for the WRMJ listening area and maybe even 70’s next week. Meteorologist Mike McClure is with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ early Monday morning.