Jim Taylor

More Warm Weather This Week; Break By Friday

Warm temps will continue through mid-week in the WRMJ listening area and not many rain chances. Andy Ervin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities.  He spoke with WRMJ Monday morning.

Local Farm Bureau Event Set For Lake George This Weekend

Lake George at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve hosting an agriculture conservation education event later this week. Rock Island County Farm Bureau’s Tara Mayhew is helping promote the effort. The effort is this Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 1…

Mercer County Unemployment Rate Dips Under 5-Percent

Mercer County’s unemployment rate is now at 4.9 percent. The latest number is for June and compares to last year’s figure of 11.4 percent according to data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Unemployment is also lower from…

Bustos Announces American Rescue Plan Small Towns and Cities Funding Portal For Illinois Opens

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has announced that the portal where small towns and cities in Illinois can register to receive American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief funds is now open. The Non-Entitlement Units Portal will allow many of the towns…

It’s Sunflower Season; Dandee Flowers Opens This Weekend

Sunflower season is here. Kate Danner and her husband Jason have started Dandee Flowers on their family farm, west of Aledo. The grand opening is this weekend. Dandee Flowers is open Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting…

Swanson: Local Schools Should Have Final Say On Masks

Local State Rep. Dan Swanson says local schools should make the final decision on masks entering the new school year. He believes it should remain a local control issue. The governor announced late last week it would be up to…

TIF Funds Approved For MJH Engineering Storefront

The Aledo City Council has approved another downtown TIF project. The latest involves the MJH Engineering storefront along Main Street says Mayor Chris Hagloch. The city’s TIF contribution toward the MJH Engineering storefront project is $17,516.

Aledo City Council Discusses City Side-By-Side Stickers

The Aledo City Council provided some clarification regarding side-by-side stickers in town. Those city residents that operate a UTV or golf cart only within city limits need just a city sticker at this time says Mayor Chris Hagloch. A city…

Fyre Lake Dog Shooting Case Continued To September

A Sept. 21 pre-trial conference has been set for a Sherrard man accused of shooting and injuring a neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun last spring. The continuance was asked for Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court by Michael Elsbury’s…

Deputies Respond To Knife Complaint In Keithsburg

Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a weekend call of an individual waving knives and threatening people in Keithsburg. Officers were dispatched Saturday and upon arrival 25-year-old Dameron Mason was located carrying two knives. He was arrested and transported to…