Jim Taylor

A State Title in Video Gaming?

What are the chances of an IHSA state title in video gaming?  It’s now a discussion item, but Mercer County High School athletic director Andrew Hofer says it will be a tough sell for districts that are lacking in financial…

Aledo Main Street Hosting Oktoberfest Saturday

Aledo Main Street promoting an event this weekend at Aledo Central Park. Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says Saturday will be Oktoberfest. Murphy says activities begin at Aledo Central Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mercer County Board Dealing With Revenue Losses From State

The Mercer County Board putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget. The board will take up the issue next week says Bruce DeLashmit with administrative consulting firm Bellwether. Bellwether has had an administrative contract with Mercer County…

WRMJ Interview: Aledo Grad Linboom Talks State Of High School Football

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Deer Creek-Mackinaw head football coach and 1993 Aledo High School grad Job Linboom this week in an extended interview. The two discussed a number of issues impacting high school football in Illinois. Part…

Weak Commodity Prices Impacting Rural Economies

A survey of rural banks shows tight living for communities in Illinois and elsewhere across the Midwest, mainly due to low grain prices. Creighton University’s monthly Rural Mainstreet Index asks the presidents of small, community banks in 10 Midwestern states…