Western Illinois Today

Rockridge Grad Lofgren Back On Sidelines; His Son Back Home

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Riverdale boys basketball coach and Rockridge grad Mark Lofgren on Sunday. Lofgren’s three-year old son Blaine was hospitalized in Iowa City last winter receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer. He’s back home now…

Joy Community Fest Saturday

Summer event season moving into full swing.  The Joy Community Festival is Saturday and one of the organizer’s Mike Retherford—says they always need help in putting on and planning the event. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the…

WRMJ Honored For Local News, Local Sports & Community Service

Just a couple of days before WRMJ’s 38th birthday, the station is honored for local news, local sports and community service. WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor was named Best Sportscaster and Best News Reporter by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in…

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. Warns Of Scam

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department warning of a scam. The latest one involves callers claiming to be a loved one in a different state and needing bond money due to a traffic crash. The scammers also claim their voice has…

Mercer County 4-H’s Main Fundraiser This Friday

Mercer County 4-H hosting its main fundraiser later this week. The 4-H Barbecue is Friday from 4-to-7:30 p.m. at Aledo Central Park. It’s a big deal for the organization says 4-H Program Coordinator Tracy Fowler-Pestle. The Mercer County Ag Literacy…