Jim Taylor

Tully Waives Prelim In Rooth Beating Case

The man accused of beating up and robbing Fred Rooth at his rural Joy farmhouse has waived his preliminary hearing.  55 year old Brian Tully of Burlington made a brief appearance in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning. A pre-trial…

Aledo Sex Offender To Remain In Custody

A former Aledo man will remain committed under Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. 43 year old Richard Stallings’ case will be reviewed again in another year while he receives treatment at an Illinois Department of Human Services secure facility,…

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits Aledo Farm

An Aledo area farmer gets an audience with U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Kate Danner says she talked Farm Bill during the visit. For Danner, it’s the second top ag official visiting her farm in four years. President Obama’s Deputy…

Two Local Youth Win Statewide Photo Contest

Two local youth win a statewide photo contest. The 2017 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest was sponsored by Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. The annual contest encourages young photographers to share their vision of agriculture in Illinois. Trace Jochim…

2017/2018 High School Sports Season Begins Monday In Illinois

The 2017/2018 high school sports season opens Monday. It’s the first official day of football practice, according to the IHSA calendar. Fulton head coach Patrick Lower is ready. The first games are played Frdiay, August 25th. Monday also marks the…

New Boston Police Chief Warns Of Phone Scam; Provides Update On NB City Hall Vandalism Investigation

New Boston Police Chief Mike DeFrieze warning residents of a phone scam. He says one person has lost over $8,000. DeFrieze also has an update on the investigation involving vandalism to New Boston City Hall. The building was damaged late…

Sherrard FFA To Participate In Cover Crop Tour August 9th

The Sherrard FFA chapter joining forces with a number of area agriculture interests for a cover crop tour. The event begins Wednesday, August 9th at 8:30 a.m. at the Sherrard High School Ag Test Plots. Sherrard ag teacher Ball Hammes…