Jim Taylor

Mercer County Health Dept. Collecting Dead Birds For West Nile Testing

The Mercer County Health Department will be submitting dead birds to the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana for West Nile virus testing through October 15th.  In addition to crows and blue jays, the lab will be accepting…

Ruggles Pleased With 2017 Band Shell Schedule

Even though Sunday’s 12th Annual Aledo Central Park Band Shell Grand Opening was wiped out by wet weather, there’s still plenty of entertainment lined-up over the next several months. Band Shell spokesman Rusty Ruggles pleased with the schedule. The Comedy…

WRMJ Sportsline Interview: The WRMJ Story

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with WRMJ founder Roger Coleman on the WRMJ Sportsline this morning. WRMJ Owner/General Manager John Hoscheidt also participated in the conversation. Part 1: Part 2:

Mercer County School District Would Be Big Winner Under Evidence Based School Funding Approach

The Mercer County School District would be a big winner under an evidence based school funding formula getting attention in Springfield. The bill’s sponsor—State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington released numbers this week that show Unit 404 would receive $730,000…

Changes Could Be On The Way For State Basketball Tournament

The state basketball tournament could be undergoing some significant changes within the next several years.  Declining attendance remains a concern, and basically everything is on the table says the IHSA’s Kurt Gibson. And Gibson says even the four-class system could…