Jim Taylor

Sherrard Man Accused Of Running Over Deputy Waives Prelim

The Sherrard man accused of running over a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy last month has waived his preliminary hearing. 29 year old Jesse Walsh appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning and pleaded not guilty to Class 2 and…

Illinois City Man Arrested Following Incident With Firearm

An Illinois City man arrested in the Reynolds area following an incident involving a firearm.  William Gorham was taken into custody early this morning after Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call. He was charged with armed violence,…

Aledo Fire Chief Alerting Residents Of Unscrupulous Phone Solicitors

They tried to scam the Aledo Fire Chief. It didn’t work. Here’s Dennis Litwiler detailing a phone call he received Monday morning. Law enforcement personnel always advise never to give out sensitive information—like credit card, social security or bank routing…

Holiday Greetings From Joy

Joy, Illinois continues to be a popular destination for mail during December.  Both U.S. and international patrons want their holiday cards and letters cancelled with a special Joy postmark. Patti Maynard staffs the Joy Post Office.  This year’s special postmark…

WRMJ Interview: Drish & Rockridge Student Council Come Through With 8,150 Pounds Of Food For Area Food Pantries

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge senior Karlie Drish this morning. She serves as Vice President of the Rockridge Student Council, which collected 8,150 pounds of food for the Edgington Presbyterian Church and Reynolds Methodist Church food pantries.

Local ‘Shop With A Hero’ Effort Creates Much Joy

Another successful run for the local “Shop With A Hero” effort.  The program pairs local youth with local police officers, firefighters, EMT’s and elected officials. WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor caught up with Aledo Police Officer Nick Seefeld Saturday morning…

Mercer County’s Morby & Lindell Participate In Senator Weaver’s Youth Advisory Council

Two Mercer County High School students among more than 60 area students from 24 schools participating in local State Senator Chuck Weaver’s Youth Advisory Council. They met last week at Knox College in Galesburg and will gather again at the state…