Western Illinois Today

GOP Challenger Kleine With $507,000 Raised In Bid For Illinois’ 17th District Congressional Seat

A GOP challenger in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District off to a strong start financially.  Mark Kleine of Galesburg has raised $507,000 since the beginning of his campaign in late August. He says around $400,000 of that has come from within…

Mercer County Family Crisis Center Handles 17 Emergency Orders Of Protection In Last Three Months

The Mercer County Family Crisis Center has handled 17 emergency orders of protection in the last three months. That’s not a good number says the agency’s Marla Reynolds. This is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Family Crisis Center will…

Two County Board Members Attend Meeting Of Concerned Citizens

Two Mercer County Board members (Lori Sindelar & Brian Anseeuw) were among those in attendance at a meeting of concerned citizens last night in New Windsor. The meeting was organized by former Mercer County Board member Tedd Pappas to discuss…

Rockridge Schools Foundation Doing Work

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Christie Carlson this morning. She is involved with the Rockridge Schools Foundation, which was created in 2014 and has raised $14,000 to date. You can learn more at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockridgeSchoolsFoundation/ Email: rockridgeschoolsfoundation@gmail.com Website:…

WRMJ Interview: Meet Queen #stronggirl Josie Finch

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School senior Josie Finch this morning. She is the reigning Mercer County Fair Queen and is involved in many school related activities.

Three Aledo Sex Assault Cases Continued To Later This Fall

Three Aledo sex assault cases have been continued to later this fall. Gunner Terry, Michael Daniels and Eric Maurice Thirtyacre all appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning. The three are charged in separate investigations. Terry faces five Class…

‘Pop Up Shops’ Again Offered At Button Building Later This Month

Aledo Main Street again offering “Pop Up Shops” at the Button Building in downtown Aledo later this month. It costs just $20 to reserve a space says Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy. Again, www.aledomainstreet.com has additional information available. The…