Jim Taylor

Mercer County Unemployment Rate Above Statewide Average

Mercer County’s unemployment rate at 6.6 percent. The number is for February and compares to a 6.1 percent number that was posted last year at this time. Unemployment is also higher year over year in Henry, Rock Island, and Henderson…

Judge Hears Arguments In Village Of Matherville Theft Case; Sentencing & Restitution Ruling In June

A full day of testimony and evidence presented in a restitution and sentencing hearing for a former village of Matherville employee on Thursday.  70-year-old Roland E. Hartman entered an open plea to a Class 1 felony theft count late last…

45 Year Prison Term Stands In Mercer County Sex Assault Case; Motion To Reconsider Denied

A Davenport man’s motion to reconsider sentence has been denied in a Mercer County sex assault case. The ruling was handed down Wednesday concerning 37-year-old Antonio Cortez Williamson. He received a 45-year term in the Illinois Department of Corrections last…

Be Weather Aware Friday; Severe Weather Possible

A severe weather threat in play for the WRMJ listening area on Friday. Justin Schultz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ early Thursday morning.

New Aledo Main Street Office Announced

Aledo Main Street’s office is moving to Aledo’s Main Street. The announcement from Main Street Executive Director Lindsey Dunn. Dunn expects the move to be complete by June.

Golden Eagles Have New Football Coach; Job Goes To MERCO Grad Matlick

2012 state championship quarterback Tanner Matlick has been named new head football coach at Mercer County High School. The Monmouth College grad was hired Wednesday night by the Unit 404 Board of Education. He replaces Andrew Hofer, who is taking…

Mercer County Looking For Election Judges

Mercer County needs election judges. The call from County Clerk Brian Gerber. Election judges are paid $150 for the day. Again, contact the county clerk’s office at 582-7021 if interested.

Aledo Man Arrested On Sex Offender Registration Violation

An Aledo man arrested for failing to register change of address as a sex offender. 47-year-old Alan Secrist was extradited from the Knox County Jail on Monday on a nationwide arrest warrant issued by Mercer County. Secrist is currently housed…