Jim Taylor

14th Court Appearance For Terry In Criminal Sexual Assault Case

A possible plea in the works for an Aledo man awaiting trial on criminal sexual assault charges. This morning in Mercer County Circuit Court, 20 year old Gunner Terry made his 14th appearance since his arrest last April. Another pre-trial…

High School Sports Spotlight: Rockridge Senior Rowe Can’t Cheer For Rockets, But Still Cheers For Rockets

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Rockridge senior Camryn Rowe this morning. She’s a member of the school’s competitive cheerleading team, but an injury has cut her season short. The squad has advanced to the IHSA competitive cheerleading state…

Mercer County School District Yet To Receive Transportation Funding From State This Fiscal Year

General state aid is flowing to local school districts, but categorical payments—like transportation funding is a different story says Mercer County School District superintendent Scott Petrie. The school district’s fiscal year coincides with the state’s fiscal year—July 1 to June…

Former Aledo Man Awaiting Murder Trial In Missouri

A former Aledo man is awaiting trial on murder charges in Missouri where he now resides. 29 year old Adam L. Redding, currently of Buffalo, Missouri is accused of stabbing his boss to death and stealing the victim’s checks. A…

City To Look At Incubator Project For Button Building

The Aledo City Council’s Public Property Committee will be discussing a potential business incubator project next week.  The incubator would be located in the Button Building, which the city owns. The meeting is Monday night at 6:15 p.m. at Aledo…

Vacancy On Mercer County School Board

The Mercer County School Board is in search of a new member.  Dave VanderHeyden has submitted his resignation. His term runs through 2019. Those interested in filling the vacancy need to submit an application by February 9. Applications are available…