Jim Taylor

WRMJ Interview: Mercer County Fair Queen Ready For State Pageant

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor caught up with Mercer County Fair Queen Makaila Hootman on Sunday afternoon at a send off celebration held at Mercer County Intermediate School. The 17 year old Hootman is a junior at United High School…

Illinois State Police Initiate ‘Operation Lambert;’ ISP To Focus On Move Over Law In Special Detail

Illinois State Police (ISP) announce a special enforcement of Move Over (Scott’s) Law details dedicated in honor of fallen Trooper Christopher Lambert. On Jan. 12, 2019, Trooper Lambert was killed in the line of duty when he was on scene…

Local Extension Unit Looking For More Master Gardeners

The local University of Illinois Extension Unit looking for another set of master gardeners. A new program starts later this month says the Extension’s Tracy Jo Mulliken.   You can register online at “go.illinois.edu/MasterGardenerTraining2020” or by calling 309-756-9978.

Winter Storm Warning In Effect For WRMJ Listening Area This Weekend

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…   * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of around two tenths of…

Weaver Retiring; Represents Mercer County In State Senate

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver is retiring. Weaver, who represents Mercer County in the State Senate, announced yesterday that he is removing himself from the ballot and won’t seek re-election. The lawmaker said that he could be most effective serving…

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch This Weekend

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THE WRMJ LISTENING AREA FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth…

WRMJ Interview: Former Rockridge Rocket Amy Takes Great Pride In Promoting “The PIT”

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with former Rockridge Rocket Steve Amy this morning. He is the head wresting coach at Princeton High School, which hosts the 57th Annual Princeton Invitational Tournament (The PIT) this weekend. 34 teams are…