Jim Taylor

Guilty Plea In School Threat Case

A former student has pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from a threat made to Mercer County High School last month. 19-year-old Aaron David McRae of Joy entered the guilty plea Tuesday morning in Mercer County Circuit Court to the…

More Leg Work For Aquatics Center & Downtown Aledo Projects In 2023

Two target areas for Aledo moving into 2023 involve preliminary work on a proposed aquatics center along with a multi-million-dollar downtown upgrade project centered around Central Park. Mayor Chris Hagloch spoke about both efforts at the end of 2022, starting…

Winter Storm Potential Thursday

There is potential for a winter storm to impact the WRMJ listening area later in the week. Meteorologist Justin Schultz is with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. He spoke with WRMJ early this morning.

Side-By-Side Accident Near Viola Results In DUI Charges

A Viola man has been charged with felony DUI following a traffic crash involving his side-by-side and a pick-up truck in rural Viola. According to a Mercer County Sheriff’s Department report, 51-year-old Clint Kinsey was also cited for failure to…

WRMJ Interview: Hofer Leaving MERCO Football & AD Job For FCA

Andrew Hofer announcing Wednesday he is stepping down as Mercer County High School head football coach and athletic director at the end of the school year. He is taking a position with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hofer spoke with…

Sullivan Remains On Paid Leave; Court Case Continued To April

A pre-trial conference has been continued to this spring for Aledo Police Chief and City Administrator Chris Sullivan. He’s facing felony official misconduct and misdemeanor battery charges. A short pre-trial was held via a Zoom call Tuesday afternoon with the…

Ted Rogalski Named President of State Hospital Network

Edward J. “Ted” Rogalski, FACHE, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and DeWitt, was named President of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) during its annual conference. In his new role, Mr. Rogalski will support…

Two Keithsburg Area Men Arrested In Separate Matters

A traffic stop near Keithsburg results in multiple charges for a rural Keithsburg man. The driver, 47-year-old Matthew Millage was arrested Monday for unlawful possession of a certificate of a title offense, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis in a…

Ward Meth Case Moved To February

Another delay for a New Boston man charged in a 2020 meth case. By agreed order entered Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court, a pre-trial conference has been set for Feb. 21 for 55-year-old Lester Ward. The Class X felony…