Jim Taylor

Sherrard School District Gets Another Audience With State Lawmakers

The Sherrard School District gets another audience with two more state lawmakers. State Representatives Mike Halpin and Dan Swanson will be visiting Sherrard High School on Thursday says Unit 200 Board of Education President Rhys Fullerlove. State Senator Chuck Weaver…

Mercer County Violent Sex Offender Case Moved To August

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office attempt to have a former Aledo man declared sexually violent has been continued to later this year. A petition was filed against 42 year old Richard Stallings in 2015. A bench trial was postponed yesterday…

Eagle Boys Take Monmouth-Roseville Invite

The Mercer County boys track team wins the Monmouth-Roseville Titan Invitational.  The Eagles scored 182 points last night, fishing ahead of host Monmouth-Roseville. The Titans scored 119 points. Rockridge finished tied for 6th with 41 points. On the girls side,…

New Boston Teen Receives Four Year Prison Term In Meth Case

A New Boston teen sentenced to four years in prison on a methamphetamine charge.  19 year old Brittany Shoemaker entered an open plea to the Class 2 felony count in February. She was on probation in another meth case when…

Zwilling First Inductee Into Sherrard FFA Hall Of Fame

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with 2008 Sherrard High School grad Clay Zwilling this morning. He is the first inductee into the Sherrard FFA Hall of Fame and will be recognized at the annual Sherrard FFA banquet on April…

Easter Weekend ‘Pop Up Shops’ Set For Button Building

Aledo Main Street and the City of Aledo again teaming up to host another weekend of “Pop Up Shops” at the Button Building. Aledo Economic Development Director Tarah Sipes says the latest “Pop Up Shops” are this Friday from Noon…

Mercer County Receiving Over $20,000 Per Month Housing U.S. Marshals Service Prisoners

Mercer County continues to receive over $20,000 a month from housing U.S. Marshals Service prisoners at the Mercer County Jail. Sheriff Dave Staley provided an update at last week’s Mercer County Board meeting. The sheriff’s department receives $65 per day…