Western Illinois Today

Swanson’s Bill Would Allow Seniors To Wear Military Uniforms At Graduation

A local state lawmaker sponsoring legislation allowing public school students to wear military uniforms during graduation ceremonies.   State Representative Dan Swanson explains the motivation behind his bill. House Bill 5661 requires that the student must have completed basic training for…

WRMJ Interview: Two Highly Ranked Academic Students To Lead Mercer County High School Walkout Next Week

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School juniors Cal Bigham and Lauren Morby this morning.  The two are leading a walkout next Wednesday, March 14th at 10 a.m. The conversation was the result of an email…

County Board Chair Expressing Concern With County’s Health Insurance Provider

Mercer County Board Chairman Carlos Sarabasa expressing concern with the county’s health insurance provider.  He says there have been issues with some claims being paid for county employees.  Sarabasa spoke with WRMJ following last night’s Mercer County Board meeting. Sarabasa…

Aledo Will Continue To Support Mercer County Fair

The City of Aledo will continue support of the Mercer County Fair.  Aledo Mayor Chris Hagloch says it’s an important relationship. Fair board member Linda Beguelin addressed the Aledo City Council last night.  She’s appreciative of the city’s commitment. This…

Mercer County & Sherrard Win Scholastic Bowl Regional Titles

The Mercer County High School scholastic bowl team claims a regional title.  They competed at Peoria Christian High School last night and picked up wins over Spoon River Valley and Elmwood and then defeated Eureka in the championship match 460-240.…

Rural Aledo Farmhouse Damaged By Fire

Firefighters from multiple departments were called to a house fire south and east of Aledo around 4 p.m. this afternoon.  Flames were coming from the second story of a home at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 250th Street, which…