Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Despite Shortened Season Henry Got Hoops; Earns IBCA All-State Honors

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with Rockridge High School junior Nate Henry Monday night. He earned all-state honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association while his teammate Jenson Whiteman received special mention recognition from IBCA.

County Board To Discuss Side-By-Sides Tuesday Night

The side-by-side issue will get attention by the Mercer County Board Tuesday night. The subject has generated plenty of discussion on social media—both pro and con. Mercer County Sheriff Dusty Terrill has expressed some reservations. He says if a side-by-side…

Viola Man’s Sex Assault Case Continued To May 10

A Viola man’s sexual assault case has been continued to next month. 43-year-old David Lee Richardson was arrested on a warrant in January. He is facing a Class X and Class 1 felony. The charges involve a child under the…

Aledo Clean-Up Days Set For Last Week In April

The City of Aledo has set spring clean-up days for later this month. Director of Public Works Justin Blaser has a few other reminders as well. Burn days in Aledo are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Mercer County School District Hosts Community Engagement Forum This Week

Building issues will get some attention at this week’s Community Engagement Forum in the Mercer County School District. Various stakeholders are invited to the session says Unit 404 Superintendent Scott Petrie. The Mercer County School District is receiving nearly $3-million…

Two Meth & Burglary Arrests In New Boston

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and New Boston Police Department execute an arrest warrant and two search warrants in New Boston. According to a press release, two individuals were taken into custody Thursday—51-year-old Linda Hillman of New Boston and 34-year-old…

Stoller: Legislative Leaders Have Ceded Too Much Power To Governor

A local lawmaker wants the state legislature to step up and resume duties as a co-equal branch of government. State Senator Win Stoller, who represents Mercer County, says legislative leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic have ceded power to the Governor…