Jim Taylor

Moving To Phase 3 In Illinois Reopen Plan Could Mean First Step For High School Sports In State

As most of the state moves to Phase 3 this Friday in the Governor’s Restore Illinois reopening plan, what does that mean for high school sports?  Maybe a first step like “physical fitness type things” says the IHSA’s Matt Troha.…

Keithsburg Man Wants Bond Reduced In Sex Relations Case

A Keithsburg man charged with a felony of sexual relations within families wants his bond reduced. A motion hearing is set for June 22nd for 45 year old Kevin Hockenberry. He remains in the Mercer County Jail on $150,000 bond.…

WRMJ Interview: What Will Next School Year Look Like? Not An Easy Answer Says Sherrard Supt. Alan Boucher

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Sherrard School District Superintendent Alan Boucher Tuesday morning. The new school year is scheduled to begin on August 10th, but many questions remain unanswered as students and staff begin summer break.

Rainy Forecast Through Thursday Night

More rain chances for the WRMJ listening area through Thursday evening.   That’s meteorologist Andy Ervin with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ Tuesday morning.

Monitoring Underway For West Nile Virus In Mercer County

The Mercer County Health Department continues to monitor for West Nile virus. The agency will again be submitting dead birds to the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of Illinois for testing says the health department’s Kyle Lloyd.   In…

15th Positive COVID-19 Test In Mercer County

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) on Sunday announced the fifteenth resident from Mercer County to test positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The case is a male between the ages of 70-90. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional…

Pandemic Impacting Deere Forecast

Deere and Company is forecasting a sharp fall in full-year profit with farmers and ranchers struggling as the coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns crush demand for farm and construction machinery. Deere said today it expects fiscal 2020 profit of $1.62 billion.…