Jim Taylor

Talking High School Sports On The Radio: Dismissing Hall Of Fame Coach

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of basketball coach Tony Dunlap at Eastland High School in Lanark, Illinois. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach was not rehired…

Bond Stays at $500,000 For Illinois City DUI Defendant

An Illinois City man denied in his attempt to get his $500,000 bond reduced as he awaits trial on Class 1 felony DUI charges in both Mercer and Rock Island Counties.  The ruling made yesterday in Rock Island County Circuit…

Lauryn Russell Lyme Disease Prevention Bill Closer To Becoming Law

The “Lauryn Russell Lyme Disease Prevention & Protection Law” just needs Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature. The legislation—named after 12 year old Mercer County student Lauryn Russell, was introduced by local State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha. Advocates for Lyme Disease sufferers…

Mercer County School Board Supports Resolution Asking For Districts To Have Option To Arm Teachers

The Mercer County School Board approves a Student Safety and Protection Resolution. The measure asks the Illinois Association of School Boards to support legislation giving local districts the option to allow teachers to be armed pending training.  But that’s still…