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Churches Of Mercer County Food Pantry Remains Open

The Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry remains open. Barb Hill says help is still available twice a week.   The Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry is located at 1200 South College Avenue in Aledo. Again, the pantry is…

Ameren Illinois: No Disconnects During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Illinois Commerce Commission announced last week a no-disconnect order for utilities across the state. That order basically reinforced the policy of Ameren Illinois, which company spokesman Brian Bretsch says had already announced it was going to suspend disconnects for…

WRMJ Interview: Rockridge’s Nelson Hoping For A Season, But Understands What’s At Stake

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge softball coach John Nelson Tuesday morning. The Rockets are ranked preseason number 1 in the Illinois Coaches Association 2A poll. Nelson is anxious for the season to begin, but also understands the…

Relay For Life of Mercer County WRMJ Radiothon April 27th

The Relay For Life of Mercer County “WRMJ Radiothon” has been set for next month. The event is April 27th from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all interviews conducted over the phone. All other Relay related events have been…

‘Heart Hunters’ Movement Starts Local; Goes Global

“Heart Hunters” is trending on social media and it’s a movement that started in Western Illinois. It’s the idea of Krista Wynes of Galesburg and it’s all about spreading good vibes during the COVID-19 pandemic. It involves cutting out and…

Seven Negative COVID-19 Tests In Mercer County

COVID-19 testing occurring in Mercer County. An update from Mercer County Health Department administrator Carla Ewing, who spoke with WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor. She says seven tests have come back negative with one test pending. Ewing spoke with WRMJ…

Mercer County Family Crisis Center Remains Open; But By Appointment Only

Agencies that deal with the public are adjusting their outreach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mercer County Family Crisis Center remains open, but by appointment only.   The family crisis center’s Marla Reynolds says the number is 582-7233…

WRMJ Interview: An Overload Of Information; School Administrators Plow Forward In These COVID-19 Times

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Sherrard School District superintendent Alan Boucher Monday morning. The two discussed challenges local schools are dealing with during a prolonged shutdown stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

First COVID-19 Case Reported In Rock Island County

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 296 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an infant. IDPH also announced three deaths.  The deaths included a Cook County man in his 80s, a Chicago man in…