Jim Taylor

Mercer Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent

The Mercer County unemployment rate sits at 4.1 percent. The number is for April and represents a three-point improvement from the same period a year ago. Unemployment is also down from year over year levels in Henderson, Henry, Knox, Rock…

Illinois Lt. Governor Visits Sherrard School District

The Sherrard School District gets another visit from an elected official. This time it’s Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. She was asked about school safety in the aftermath of a school shooting incident in Dixon, Illinois. Sherrard superintendent Alan Boucher…

Bustos Introduces Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has introduced bipartisan legislation called the Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act. It’s the result of a situation that impacted a soldier’s family in her district. Bustos provided testimony on the bill at this week’s…

WRMJ Interview: Orion’s Diamond Talks Changes Impacting High School Wrestling Next Season

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Orion head wrestling coach Dan Diamond this morning. The two discussed several topics–including new definitions for in-bounds and out-of-bounds and potential changes for enrollment classifications impacting wrestling.  

Clean Opinion and No Findings in Latest City of Aledo Audit

A clean opinion and no findings.  That assessment from the City of Aledo’s fiscal year 2017 audit says Finance Director Sarah Bohnsack. The fiscal year ended December 31st.  The audit was prepared by the firm Eide Bailly, LLP.

High School Sports Spotlight: Bunch of Softball Stats & Bunch of Family for Rockridge’s Kadey Sue

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge junior softball player Kadey Garrett this week. The center-fielder has driven in 42 runs in 30 games and is hitting .479 for the Rockets. Her father, Jim Garrett, is an assistant coach…