Jim Taylor

Mercer County Jail Getting Steady Stream Of Cook County Inmates

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department continues to get a steady stream of inmates from Cook County. 25 were brought in last month and more this month. Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley says the county receives $50 per day per inmate…

Davenport Woman Regular At Western Illinois Legacy Ride

A Davenport woman has become a regular at the Legacy Ride. The event honors twelve western Illinois soldiers who have died since the start of the War of Terror in 2001. Debbie Rice has been to all of them, including…

Damage To New Boston City Hall After Arson Attempt

New Boston City Hall sustains damage after someone tried to burn the building down. It happened sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.  Police Chief Mike DeFrieze spoke with WRMJ Thursday afternoon. Anyone with information on the crime can contact…

Rooth Case Remains ‘Very Active’ Investigation

It’s been nearly two months since former Mercer County Board member Fred Rooth was attacked in his rural Joy farmhouse and authorities continue to seek information on the crime. Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley says the case remains a very…

Staley: Relationship With Vann ‘Unique,’ But Productive

Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley says he had a unique relationship with late Mercer County Board Chairman Joe Vann. The two were from opposite political parties and they both had to deal with a jail expansion after first being elected…

Legacy Ride This Weekend

A three-county ride will honor twelve area military personnel who have died since the beginning of the War on Terror in 2001. The event is called the Legacy Ride and takes place this Saturday at 9 a.m. says organizer Ron…

Local Effort Helps Keep Doors Open At VFW

The Mercer County VFW set to host its big fundraiser this weekend. Post 1571’s Bill Brown says day-to-day operations are not cheap. The VFW’s Benefit Golf Outing is this Saturday at Hawthorn Ridge.