A 911 hang-up call leads to a weekend domestic battery arrest in rural Sherrard. Elizabeth Hazen was taken into custody Sunday. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and New Windsor Police Department were involved in the investigation.
Illinois Hunters Take 141 Bobcats In 2016-17 Season, But None In Local Counties
Hunters and trappers took a preliminary total of 141 bobcats during the 2016-17 Illinois Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season, but none in the local counties of Mercer, Rock Island, Warren, Henderson and Knox. More than 6,400 people applied for 500…
Medicaid Reimbursements Lagging For GMC Aledo
Even without a state budget, local health care providers are still being paid—but Medicaid reimbursements are lagging as much as four months now says Genesis Medical Center Aledo administrator Ted Rogalski and he says that’s tough on cash flow. State…
WRMJ Interview: Marx Talks Youth Basketball Brawl Column
WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Moline Dispatch-Rock Island Argus columnist John Marx last week. Marx penned a column detailing a brawl at a 6th grade youth basketball game.
Rockridge Wrestling: Celebrating Perfection 30-Years Later
WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Greg Lane last week. Lane was a member of the 1987 Rockridge wrestling team that finished the season as Class 1A state champs with a perfect 26-0 dual meet record.
Safe Families Program Now Available In Mercer County
A new program is now available in Mercer County providing temporary safe homes for children in difficult circumstances. The effort is a partnership between a Davenport based group called “Safe Families” and the First Baptist Church in Aledo. Jessica Trowbridge…
Mercer County Board Amends Liquor Control Ordinance
The Mercer County Board has amended the county’s liquor control ordinance. It pertains to elected officials says County Board Chairman Joe Vann. The county board approved the change this week.
High School Sports Spotlight: Sherrard’s Humphrey Battles His Way To 100-Plus Wins For Tigers
WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with the Sherrard senior wrestler Taylor Humphrey this morning. He picked up his 100th career victory earlier this season and is a qualifier at this weekend’s Byron 1A sectional.
Bustos To Make Decision On Gubernatorial Run Later This Month
Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says she should know in about a month if she’s going to run for governor. Bustos said earlier this week she hopes to decide on her political future by about the end of February. She…
Results From Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Super Bowl Weekend Enforcement
The results are in from added enforcement during Super Bowl weekend by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. The detail was funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The extra enforcement resulted in two DUI arrests, two warrant…