Western Illinois Today

WRMJ Interview: Cambridge Native and Former Sherrard Teacher & Coach Stromquist Coming Back To Western Illinois; Named Assistant Principal At MonRose

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor caught up with former Sherrard High School teacher, coach and athletic director Brady Stromquist. The Cambridge native has been named assistant principal at Monmouth-Roseville High School.  

Larry ‘The Flagman’ Eckhardt Has Died

Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt has passed away. His mission was well documented – lining American flags for funeral processions to honor veterans and first responders throughout the country. He spoke with WRMJ in 2014 when his work was documented in…

Pritzker Considering Extending ‘Stay At Home’ Order

Over 5,000 cases of coronavirus are now being reported in Illinois in 57 counties. There have been 73 deaths. So will Governor J.B. Pritzker extend the current “stay at home” order? The Mercer County Health Department reported 13 negative COVID-19…

National Weather Service Hydrologist Talks Spring Flooding

The National Weather Service monitoring the Mississippi River with the river above flood stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston and Keithsburg. Hydrologist Jessica Brooks spoke with WRMJ Monday morning.   The river was at 17.2 feet at…

Aledo City Council Approves Two Downtown TIF Applications

Two downtown Aledo TIF projects have been approved by the Aledo City Council. The action was taken earlier this month says Mayor Chris Hagloch.   $2,888 in TIF Funds will be extended to Mercer County Family Eye Care and $3,319…