Western Illinois Today

Mercer County Crime Stoppers Unveils New Website

Mercer County Crime Stoppers has launched a new website.  The site features information on wanted suspects, missing persons and how to submit a tip. You can access the site by clicking here. 

Aledo Central Park To Host 4H BBQ & Farm In The Park Friday

Aledo Central Park features the Mercer County 4-H Barbecue and Farm in the Park on Friday. It should be a good time says 4-H Program Coordinator Tracy Pestle and Ag Literacy Program Coordinator Teresa Kirwan. Friday night also features an…

Joy Fest This Saturday; 149th Year

Joy Community Festival celebrates its 149th year this weekend.  The event is all day Saturday and features a homemade ice cream social says organizer Mike Retherford. There is a parade at 4 p.m.

Iowa Couple Killed; Aledo Man Injured In Warren County Accident

Two people are dead following an accident on Illinois Route 94 in Warren County. 84 year old Miriam Temple and 86 year old Thoburn Thompson—both of Cedar Falls, Iowa died Wednesday afternoon. The Illinois State Police reports that Temple was…

Staley Calls School Resource Officer Talks With Mercer County School District “Very Preliminary”

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley says talks to place a school resource officer in every Mercer County School District building are “very preliminary”. He spoke with WRMJ Tuesday night. The Mercer County School Board next meets June 20.

Aledo Main Street Farmers’ Market Opens Thursday

The Aledo Main Street Farmers’ Market set to open Thursday at Aledo Central Park. There are a few changes this year says Main Street Director Dana Murphy. The Aledo Main Street Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday through October.

School Resource Officer Being Discussed For Every Mercer County School District Building

Discussions are underway between the Mercer County School District and Mercer County Sheriff’s Department for placing a school resource officer in every district building. The information included in the May 23rd Mercer County Board Law Enforcement Committee meeting minutes. Per…

QC Firm Set To Be Hired As Mercer County Administrator

The Mercer County Board is set to hire a new County Administrator. According to tonight’s agenda, the firm has been identified as Bohnsack and Frommelt from Moline. Terms are not disclosed on the agenda. The county’s former administrative consultant was…

Sentencing Delay In Terry Sex Assault Case

There has been a delay in the sentencing hearing for an Aledo man in a sex assault case. 21 year old Gunner Terry was set to be sentenced Tuesday in Mercer County Circuit Court, but the matter has been continued…