Western Illinois Today

Suspect Still Being Sought In Sherrard Teen’s Shooting Death

Information continues to be sought on the whereabouts of a Quad Cities man charged with gunning down a Sherrard teen late last year. 16-year-old Dylan McAlester was killed in mid-December in Rock Island. An arrest warrant has been issued for…

Big Plans For ‘Old’ Aledo Jr. High

An $11.7 million redevelopment plan announced for the former Aledo Junior High property. The details were presented to the Aledo City Council Tuesday night by Jon Davidshofer of the Rock Island Economic Growth Corp. Also on Tuesday night, the council…

Dredging Project To Cause Temporary River Closure Near Keithsburg

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District temporarily closing the main channel of the Mississippi River at river mile 425.7 in Pool 18 near Keithsburg, to move dredged material from Willow Bar Island to the Iowa shore. The…

Meth Defendant No Show For Mercer County Court Appearance

A rural New Boston man fails to appear in court for his meth case. 54-year-old Lester Ward is facing a Class X felony. Mercer County State’s Attorney Grace Simpson asked for a warrant to be issued Tuesday morning while Ward’s…

Mercer County Property Taxes Due Friday

The second and final installment of 2020 payable 2021 Mercer County real estate taxes due later this week. There are a variety of ways to pay says Mercer County Treasurer Bev Lower. The first installment was due on June 25.

Missouri Accident Claims Life Of Aledo Man

An Aledo man has died in a traffic accident in Missouri.  According to an online report at myMOinfo.com, 27-year-old Mathew Hedrick was pronounced dead Sunday after being taken to the hospital. Missouri Highway Patrol say he fell off the tailgate…

Governor Signs Swanson’s Fire Protection Bill

Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill authored by local State Rep. Dan Swanson. The legislation involves fire protection districts. Swanson says the fire district consolidation bill becomes law on Jan. 1.

WRMJ Interview: Hofer Discusses COVID Outbreak At Mercer County High School; Hoping For Return To Play Next Tuesday

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School football coach and athletic director Andrew Hofer Friday morning. A COVID outbreak at the school this week has resulted in full remote learning for Thursday and Friday. All extra-curriculars…