Jim Taylor

Master Gardener Training Offered In Aledo Starting In January

University of Illinois Extension offering Master Gardener Training in Aledo beginning next month. The 11-week session starts January 22nd says Program Coordinator Tracy Jo Mulliken. The classes run Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., again beginning January 22nd at…

Concern Expressed Over Elimination Of Aledo Economic Development Position

The Aledo City Council hears concerns about the removal of Tarah Sipes as Economic Development Director. Ron Dillavou voiced his opinion at last night’s city council meeting. Dillavou serves on the Mercer County Historical Society Board.  Sipes last day with…

Milan Man Killed In U.S. 67 Crash Near Alexis

One person dead in a rollover crash on U.S. 67 in Mercer County. It happened Saturday morning near Alexis, according to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report released Monday morning. The driver, 68 year old Dennis Staley of Milan, was…

Fatal Accident Near Alexis

One person dead in a rollover crash on U.S. 67 in Mercer County.  It happened Saturday near Alexis, according to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report released this morning. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of…

WRMJ Interview: Meet Rockridge Senior Emily Atwell (Illinois State Scholar & Milan Area Rotary Club Student of the Month)

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge senior Emily Atwell this morning. She has had a pretty good month academically, being named an Illinois State Scholar and also the Milan Area Rotary Club Student of the Month.

Latest ‘Shop With A Hero’ Effort Serves 34 Youngsters

Over 30 area youth benefit from this year’s “Shop With A Hero” program. The effort pairs a local youngster with a a police officer, paramedic or firefighter and they then purchase holiday gifts for the child’s family says organizer Nick…

Weaver Opposed To Increasing State’s Gas Tax

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver opposed to raising the state’s gas tax. He spoke on the issue last week with WRMJ. Weaver’s Illinois Senate District includes all of Mercer County.

WRMJ Interview: Bustos Discusses New Farm Bill

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos this morning on the new Farm Bill that was approved by the U.S. House and Senate this week. Bustos served as a Farm Bill Conferee.