Western Illinois Today

Demolition Mentioned As Possibility For Button Building

The future of the Button Building uncertain. A significant roof repair needs to be made or demolition may occur. Both options are being considered says Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch. There have been numerous attempts by the city to revive the…

Jackson Disposal Submits Low Bid For Aledo Waste Contract

Jackson Disposal submits the low bid for single waste hauler services in Aledo.  The item was discussed at an Aledo City Council Committee meeting last night, but no final action was taken says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The Jackson bid was…

Preemption Man’s Weapons Case Continued To September

A 402-conference convened for a Preemption man charged in a Mercer County weapons investigation. The conference was held today in Mercer County Circuit Court for 29 year old Alex Cady and serves as a closed-door meeting with the defense, state…

Rauner Signs Swanson Backed Vet Bills

Sunday was Veteran’s Day at the Illinois State Fair and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed several bills to honor the occasion.  Four were sponsored by local State Representative Dan Swanson. Swanson is a veteran himself, serving in the Army 27-and-a-half…

Discussion on Aledo Waste Hauler Bids & Button Building Tonight

The Aledo City Council will discuss request for proposals for a single waste hauler at a committee meeting tonight. That’s City Administrator Erin Knackstedt.  Alderman will also discuss the Button Building property, which they are seeking development proposals for says…

WRMJ Audio: Two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting

  Audio from today’s press conference with Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley and Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee that announced two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies acted well in the confines of their duty during an officer involved shooting in…

Staley & Lee To Hold Joint Press Conference This Morning

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley and Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee holding a joint press conference later this morning. The two will be releasing the results of an investigation into the June 12th officer involved shooting. The shooting occurred…