Western Illinois Today

Remembering “The Flag Man”; Special Memorial Service Held Saturday In Little York

The work of Larry “The Flag Man” Eckhardt remembered over the weekend. A special memorial service and headstone dedication was held Saturday afternoon at the Little York Cemetery. It was organized by Jeff Hastings from O’Fallon, Illinois. Eckhardt died March…

IASB To Lead MERCO Supt. Search

The Mercer County School Board has retained the Illinois Association of School Boards to lead the search for the district’s next superintendent. IASB’s Patricia Viniard spoke to WRMJ following Thursday’s special Unit 404 Board of Education meeting. The district will…

Bandshell Stage Coming To Keithsburg Riverfront

A new riverfront attraction for Mercer County this spring. The Landing bandshell stage in Keithsburg is funded by a $30,000 creative arts grant from the Looser Flake Charitable Trust. The stage will be a venue for rent but also an…

New Northside Diamond Game Ready By 2025

Progress moving forward with a new varsity baseball field at Aledo’s Northside Park. The diamond will be ready for games in the spring of 2025 and will include a new scoreboard says Tanner Dunn with the Aledo Park District. The…

Mercer County Gas Prices Below Statewide Average

Heading toward the Easter holiday weekend, Mercer County gas prices are averaging $3.80 per gallon. The statewide average is $3.90 with the Illinois Quad Cities averaging $3.71. In Iowa, the statewide average is $3.32 with the Iowa Quad Cities averaging…

Aledo Central Park Band Shell Set For Another Big Season

The schedule released for the 2024 Aledo Central Park Band Shell season. A rundown from band shell spokesman Rusty Ruggles. The schedule will also be posted at the Aledo main Street website later this spring.

Mercer County School Board Sets April 9 Community Forum

The Mercer County Board of Education hosting a community forum next month. The session is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Mercer County Jr. High. The agenda includes a report…