Jim Taylor

Aledo Main Street Turns 20

Aledo Main Street has reached an important milestone. It’s the 20th year, and one of the key players that was instrumental in pushing for the program was former downtown business owner Jerry Hall of Hall’s Shoes. He has moved away…

Ewing Announces Retirement From Mercer County Health Dept.

A local health care leader is stepping down at the end of the year. Carla Ewing is retiring as Mercer County Health Department administrator. Ewing says the biggest challenge has been the last few years, dealing with the pandemic. Ewing’s…

Four City Employees To Get Temporary Pay Hikes In Sullivan’s Absence

The Aledo City Council’s Personnel Committee has recommended temporary compensation increases for Police Lieutenant Nick Seefeld, Police Sergeant Adam Baker; Office Manager/City Clerk Jarod Dale; and Public Works Director Justin Blaser. The temporary compensation is in response to added duties…

WRMJ Audio: IHSA Football History This Week; Two Female Head Coaches Lead Their Teams In Thursday Game

Chicago Public League (CPL) and Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history will be made on Thursday, September 15 as two black female head coaches will coach against each other in boys varsity football for the first time in Illinois athletic…

Seaton Man Waives Prelim In Sex Assault Case

A Seaton man has pleaded not guilty to a Class X felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. 45-year-old Frank W. Wheeler appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court Monday morning where he waived his preliminary hearing. Wheeler…

Sidewalk Upgrade Okayed For Aledo Monument Park

Sidewalk improvements on the way for Aledo’s Monument Park. The $44,500 project has been approved by the Aledo City Council says Mayor Chris Hagloch. McClintock Trucking & Excavating has been awarded the project. The park includes a memorial honoring the…