Jim Taylor

Eight Properties Available In Mercer County Delinquent Tax Sale

Eight properties are up for bid in this year’s Mercer County delinquent tax sale.  Sale catalogs and complete bidder’s packets are now available at the Mercer County Treasurer’s office. Sealed bids will be taken through October 13th. All properties will…

More Court For Mercer County Meth Defendant Sandusky

Another turn in Mercer County Circuit Court for methamphetamine defendant Erica Sandusky today. She is due for a status hearing. The Matherville woman was ordered to take a drug test last week following an arraignment to revoke bond. A docket…

Mercer County, Rockridge, and Orion Win, Sherrard Falls

Mercer County looked to even up their 2017 record as they hosted Lincoln Trail Conference rival Stark County, Orion looked to bounce back from a Week 3 loss, Rockridge took on Fulton in a battle of undefeated teams, and Sherrard…

Former Fyre Lake Golf Club Owner Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

A Quad Cities area developer who scammed investors out of nearly two million-dollars is heading to prison for six years. A federal judge yesterday lectured Todd Raufeisen at his sentencing. The judge said he ‘manipulated, deceived, and stole.’ Prosecutors say…

Talking High School Sports on the Radio: State Title in Video Gaming?

The latest item of Jim & Brian Talking High School Sports on the Radio involves discussion of this item from this month’s IHSA Board of Director’s meeting. “The Board heard a presentation from IlliniCloud on sports/e-gaming and the involvement of…

Cash Rent Averaging $208 Per Acre For Mercer County Farmland

Cash rental rates for Mercer County farmland averaging $208 an acre.  That information released earlier this month by USDA.  Like farmland values, cash rents are declining slightly statewide, but there’s still a lot of variability says Ray Brownfield, owner and…