Western Illinois Today

WRMJ Interview: Hofer Leaving MERCO Football & AD Job For FCA

Andrew Hofer announcing Wednesday he is stepping down as Mercer County High School head football coach and athletic director at the end of the school year. He is taking a position with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hofer spoke with…

Sullivan Remains On Paid Leave; Court Case Continued To April

A pre-trial conference has been continued to this spring for Aledo Police Chief and City Administrator Chris Sullivan. He’s facing felony official misconduct and misdemeanor battery charges. A short pre-trial was held via a Zoom call Tuesday afternoon with the…

Ted Rogalski Named President of State Hospital Network

Edward J. “Ted” Rogalski, FACHE, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and DeWitt, was named President of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) during its annual conference. In his new role, Mr. Rogalski will support…

Two Keithsburg Area Men Arrested In Separate Matters

A traffic stop near Keithsburg results in multiple charges for a rural Keithsburg man. The driver, 47-year-old Matthew Millage was arrested Monday for unlawful possession of a certificate of a title offense, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis in a…

Ward Meth Case Moved To February

Another delay for a New Boston man charged in a 2020 meth case. By agreed order entered Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court, a pre-trial conference has been set for Feb. 21 for 55-year-old Lester Ward. The Class X felony…

Miller Reaction To Speaker Vote

Aledo’s rep in Congress touting her role with the House Freedom Caucus. Republican Mary Miller was among the 20 holdouts impacting the selection of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. He was eventually elected after a 15th vote Saturday.…

Aledo’s New Rep In Congress Among Republican Group Blocking McCarthy For Speaker

Aledo’s new representation in Congress having an impact on the next Speaker of the House selection. And there’s still no Speaker following a second day of voting. The House adjourned Wednesday night and will reconvene at noon Thursday. Republicans remain…