Jim Taylor

Enrollment Now Open For Mercer County Project NOW Head Start

Project NOW, Community Action Agency announces Head Start Open Enrollment Days, July 15th-to-August 2nd from 9:00 a.m.-to-3:00 p.m.   Applications are being taken for families with children ages 3 to 5 years old, who are not kindergarten age eligible at…

WRMJ Interview: Hofer Talks Eagles Summer Work

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Mercer County head football coach Andrew Hofer this morning. Six weeks from Friday, the Eagles open up the season at Knoxville.   The first official day of practice is Monday, Aug. 12th.

Mercer County Property Taxes Due Friday

The first installment of 2018 payable 2019 Mercer County real estate taxes due later this week.  Payments should be made by Friday at the Mercer County Treasurer’s office or at any Mercer County area bank. Credit card payments can be…

2019 Downtown Report Approved By Aledo City Council; Consulting Firm Continuing Work

The Aledo City Council approves the 2019 Downtown Report. The document is called “Strategies for a Revitalized Business District”.  It’s prepared by the consulting firm 353 Court and Erik Reader.   The Aledo City Council entered into a multi-year agreement…

Excessive Heat Watch Wednesday Through Saturday

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE WRMJ LISTENING AREA.   * Heat Index Values…Ranging from 100 to 110 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and…

Bustos Continues To Push For Statewide Ag Disaster Declaration

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continues to urge the USDA to issue a statewide agricultural disaster declaration. She says farmers are being hit with a double whammy—a late planting season caused by a wet spring plus ongoing trade issues. Bustos…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Brings In Over $47,000

The 2019 Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction raised $47,589 for local livestock exhibitors on Friday night. Auctioneer Jeff Gregory of Alexis helps with the auction. He participated in the first ever one 26 years ago as a livestock exhibitor. He…