Jim Taylor

More Info Released On Kane County Man Arrested In Mercer County

More information released on a Kane County man arrested over the weekend in Mercer County on two outstanding warrants.  20 year old Jonathan Mikrut of Lily Lake is wanted out of Kane County on manufacture and delivery and possession of…

Aledo Remains Interested In Chain Hotel

More information being gathered for locating a possible chain hotel in Aledo.  City administrator Erin Knackstedt provided an update to the city council earlier this month. Lodging was identified as a key priority for the city through its 2016 strategic…

Downstate Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Aledo

The lone major party downstate gubernatorial candidate swung through Mercer County recently. Democrat Bob Daiber stopped by WRMJ on Friday.  He says he’s traveled many parts of Western Illinois. Daiber currently serves as Regional Superintendent of Madison County schools.

Talking High School Sports on the Radio: Officiating Three IHSA State Basketball Tourneys In Four Years For Aledo Grad Lower

The latest segment of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of 1994 Aledo grad Patrick Lower. He is officiating his third IHSA state basketball tournament in four years.  

WRMJ Interview: Becoming FFA President Wasn’t The Only Thing That Happened To Mercer County’s Hank This Week

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with new Mercer County FFA president Sheridan Hank tonight. She was installed to the office at the chapter’s annual banquet just three days after her family suffered a devastating fire at their rural Aledo…

Boucher: Sherrard Students Will Not Face Consequences Participating In Next Week’s Walkout

Students that partake in a class walkout next week will not face any consequences in the Sherrard School District. Unit 200 superintendent Alan Boucher confirmed that information with WRMJ this afternoon. The nationwide walkout is in response to last month’s…