Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Health Department Monitoring For West Nile Virus

The Mercer County Health Department will be submitting dead birds to the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for West Nile virus testing. In addition to crows and blue jays, the state will be accepting grackles, sparrows, finches, robins, cardinals,…

Band Shell Line-Up Set For Rhubarb Fest

Plenty of entertainment lined up for the Aledo Central Park Band Shell during Rhubarb Fest. A rundown from Rusty Ruggles. Ruggles says the band shell will host other entertainment throughout the summer.

Over 12,000 COVID Doses Administered In Mercer County

Over 38-percent of Mercer County’s population has been fully vaccinated against COVID. An update from Mercer County Health Department administrator Carla Ewing. Nearly 51-percent of Illinois adults are now fully vaccinated against COVID. And over 67-percent have received at least…

Opening Ceremony Thursday For Vietnam War Memorial Replica; Display At Aledo’s Monument Park

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute or 360-foot replica of the Vietnam War Memorial has arrived in Aledo. An escort brought the display into town late Wednesday afternoon. Larry Clanton spoke to WRMJ. He’s a Patriot Guard rider. Opening ceremonies are…

Illinois State Police Announce Henderson County Attempted Murder Arrest; Bond Set At $500,000

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) – Zone 4 agents arrested Terrance L. Clopton, 37-year-old male of Gladstone, IL for Attempted First Degree Murder (Class X Felony), Home Invasion (Class X Felony), Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm…