Western Illinois Today

First Baptist Church Aledo Offering Community Thanksgiving Meal

A local church again offering a free Thanksgiving meal this year. It’s something that hits close to home for Seth Bowker at the First Baptist Church in Aledo. The meal will be offered via dine-in at the Mercer County Senior…

Mercer County Hunters Ready For First Firearm Deer Weekend

Mercer County hunters gearing up for the first weekend of the firearm deer season in Illinois. A reminder about tree stand safety from conservation police officer Zach Williams. The first firearm deer weekend runs Friday through Sunday. Last year during…

New ‘Welcome To Aledo’ Mural Could Be On Way

A “Welcome to Aledo” mural could be coming back to the former Gun Report storefront. Mayor Chris Hagloch mentioned that during a recent update concerning several downtown projects. The interior of the former Jr. High building has been cleaned out…

WRMJ Audio: Viola Woman Devotes 50 Years To 4-H

A Viola area woman recognized for her 50 years of service with 4-H. Joyce Smith has been a devoted leader since 1972 with most of her time spent with Saddle Teens Club. She spoke with WRMJ Thursday.

Mercer County Veterans Day Service Moved Indoors At VFW

The Mercer County Veterans Day observance is being moved indoors at the Mercer County VFW at 11 a.m. Friday. Larry Peterson is serving as VFW Post 1571 Commander for an eighth time. Peterson is an Army veteran, serving from 1966…

Raising Money For Mercer County Emergency Housing Fund; Radiothon Monday

Bringing attention to homelessness in Mercer County. Mercer County Better Together along with the Mercer County Housing Task Force is doing just that. MCBT’s Kyle McEwen says understanding the issue is important. A House of Cards Radiothon will be held…

Cafe Lights For Downtown Aledo

The City of Aledo looking at decorating downtown Aledo with café lights. A test string is already up at College and Main. Mayor Chris Hagloch provided an update at the city council meeting earlier this week.