Author: Jim Taylor

Bustos Awaiting Defined Infrastructure Plan From Trump

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos looking for a defined infrastructure plan from President Trump, but says his administration remains too riddled with questions concerning ties to Russia. Bustos made her remarks on the House Floor Wednesday.

Rockridge Celebrates Music Program This Week

Rockridge High School celebrating its music program. A local state lawmaker visited earlier in the week followed by a public recognition for the program winning three straight state titles in the IHSA music sweepstakes says vocal director Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger 107…

Independent Film Crew Shooting Movie In Aledo

An independent film crew in Aledo this week shooting a movie. The writer, director and producer is Stephen Folker. He has used the Mercer Market parking lot and Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course as backdrops. You can learn more about the…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $8,000 In Scholarships

Mercer County students will have help paying for their college education during the 2017-2018 school year, courtesy of scholarships awarded by the Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation. The Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation, the charitable arm of the Mercer County…

2017 Mercer County Grad Lloyd Named Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

2017 Mercer County High School graduate Matthew Lloyd has been named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurial Support Network of West Central Illinois for his Lloyd’s Farm Fresh Eggs business. He spoke with WRMJ News Director Jim…

Aledo Plans To Create Own Raffle Ordinance; No Fees

The City of Aledo plans to create its own raffle and poker run ordinance. Mercer County Board Chairman Joe Vann brought up the issue at this month’s county board meeting, but City Administrator Erin Knackstedt says the city would be…

Halpin Honors Rockridge Music Program

State Representative Mike Halpin visited Rockridge High School this morning to formally recognize the Music Department for their Third Straight IHSA Class B Sweepstakes State Championship.  Rep. Halpin read a formal resolution and presented a certificate to the students at…