Jim Taylor

Rhubarb Fest Unveils New Website

The 2017 Rhubarb Fest is just two months away and the final planning meeting was held this week says co-organizer Pam Myers. And Myers says vendor interest remains strong for “Crafts in the Courtyard”. This marks the 26th year for…

New Windsor Awarded $450,000 State Grant

New Windsor among 40 Illinois communities being awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity for public infrastructure work.  The $450,000 in funding will be used for sewer hook-ups for low to moderate…

Community Meetings Begin In Rockridge School District This Week

The first of six community meetings in the Rockridge School District set for this week. Unit 300 Superintendent Perry Miller says the forums are part of a visioning process. The first meeting is this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

High School Sports Spotlight: It’s Jake, From Mercer County

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County sophomore baseball player Jake Reusch on Tuesday night. The pitcher/outfielder has recorded 20 strikeouts in two outings and at the plate, Reusch has seven hits and 10 RBI through seven games.…

Legislation Filed Changing Regulations For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Legislation has been introduced in Springfield aimed at making changes to the regulations governing Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or “CAFOs”. The sponsor is Peoria State Senator Dave Koehler. He says the package of bills aren’t aimed at necessarily stopping them,…

Latest Downtown Aledo Street Project Underway

The latest downtown Aledo infrastructure project is now underway. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser says the work should be completed by May 12th. Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities have been awarded the $427,000 contract for the project, which…