Jim Taylor

Illinois City Fireman’s Festival Saturday

The Illinois City Fireman’s Festival is this weekend. The event is all day Saturday says assistant fire chief Rex Danner. More details are available on the Illinois City/Buffalo Prairie Fire Department Facebook page.

Three-Year Prison Sentence Handed Down In Aledo Domestic Battery & Aggravated Battery To Peace Officer Case

An Aledo man sentenced to three years in prison following a guilty plea to felony charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and domestic battery. 38-year-old Blake Dillin will also serve four years of mandatory supervised release stemming from…

Viola Hosting National Night Out Tuesday

The Village of Viola is hosting a National Night out event Tuesday night at Miles Memorial Park. Organizer Judy Nelson tells WRMJ the reason she’d like to see the residents of Viola attend. The event was canceled in 2020 for…

Seaton CPA To Lead National Organization

The Farm Financial Standards Council has elected Kathy Reinhardt of Seaton as their new president. The organization was organized in 1989 following the farm crisis of the 1980s. The group focuses on maintaining standards for preparing financial statements on agriculture…

Busy Month For Mercer County Sheriff’s Department

Deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department wrote 43 traffic tickets in July. Those were part of 832 calls for service handled by deputies. 581 calls were made to 9-1-1. July saw 14 accidents handled by police in the county.…

Western Illinois Showdown This Weekend

The Throwdown A Western Illinois Showdown is Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Knoxville. Twelve Western Illinois county 4H grand champions (including from Mercer County) in both market and breeding stock will be competing. Brent Titus…

Aledo Okays Management Agreement With IDNR For Sponsler Lake

The Aledo City Council has approved a cooperative fishery management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for Sponsler Lake. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser. The agreement is for five years and shall automatically renew for a subsequent…