Western Illinois Today

Ten Weeks In; Mercer County School District ‘Very Pleased’ With Students Still In Classroom

The Mercer County School District has made it ten-weeks with in-person learning. Superintendent Scott Petrie provided an update to the Unit 404 Board of Education last night.   The second quarter began Monday with parent-teacher conferences taking place throughout the…

WRMJ Interview: IHSA’s Sam Knox Talks Football Scheduling/Playoffs, Travel Ball Issue & Status Of Wrestling Season

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Sam Knox from the IHSA Wednesday morning. The two discussed several topics, including a scheduling/playoffs proposal from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (for this school year only). Other discussion points involved…

WRMJ Audio: Nearly 50-Years Later; But 1971 Small School Baseball Team Remains Great Illinois Story With Great Characters

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with author Chris Ballard Tuesday morning. He wrote the book “One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season”. It details the improbable run of small town Macon…

GMC Aledo Promoting Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Screening mammograms being promoted during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month. Denise White is the Manager of Radiology at the Genesis Medical Center Aledo campus.   A doctor can order a mammogram or a patient can schedule through Genesis’ central…

Rockridge’s Hasson Elected IHSA Board President; Just Second Female To Hold Role

Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson elected president of the IHSA Board of Directors. The announcement was made Monday afternoon. Hasson becomes the 36th individual to serve as the Board President since Aurora High School’s C.P. Briggs first filled the…