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  • Hester resigns as manager of Quincy Regional Airport

    Hester resigns as manager of Quincy Regional Airport

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 8:27 PM EDT2015-07-01 00:27:07 GMT
    Mayor Kyle Moore confirmed after a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee that Tuesday was Hester's last day. He said Hester was seeking another opportunity that he felt he would be a better opportunity. Moore lauded Hester for his service, noting that the airport was recognized by the Illinois Department of Transportation as the airport of the year in 2015. Hester was not at the meeting. He did not return phone messages Tuesday night.
    Mayor Kyle Moore confirmed after a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee that Tuesday was Hester's last day. He said Hester was seeking another opportunity that he felt he would be a better opportunity. Moore lauded Hester for his service, noting that the airport was recognized by the Illinois Department of Transportation as the airport of the year in 2015. Hester was not at the meeting. He did not return phone messages Tuesday night.
  • Committee recommends city keep Cape Air service for two years

    Committee recommends city keep Cape Air service for two years

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:44 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:44:19 GMT
    Passenger air service provider Cape Air received a recommendation Tuesday from the Aeronautics Committee to continue providing flights between St. Louis and Quincy for two years, but it also was challenged to find a way to offer service to Chicago when the service is bid again. If selected later this year by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Hyannis, Mass.-based carrier will provide 36 weekly flights to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
    Passenger air service provider Cape Air received a recommendation Tuesday from the Aeronautics Committee to continue providing flights between St. Louis and Quincy for two years, but it also was challenged to find a way to offer service to Chicago when the service is bid again. If selected later this year by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Hyannis, Mass.-based carrier will provide 36 weekly flights to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Weather

7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Tuesday
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  • 85°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 75°
  • 61°

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 75°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 77°
  • 62°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
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  • 80°
  • 64°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 83°
  • 70°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 87°
  • 74°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.89 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:39:53 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:36 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Tuesday
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  • 80°
  • 63°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 76°
  • 57°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
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  • 75°
  • 58°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 77°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
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  • 80°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 82°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 82°
  • 68°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:35:00 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:27 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Tuesday
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  • 82°
  • 68°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 76°
  • 64°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 74°
  • 62°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 77°
  • 62°

Isolated thunderstorms

Saturday
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  • 79°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 83°
  • 69°

Scattered thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 83°
  • 69°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:23 am
  • Sunset: 08:35:08 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Tuesday
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  • 83°
  • 68°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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  • 80°
  • 63°

Thunderstorms, some may contain heavy rain

Thursday
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  • 76°
  • 62°

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
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  • 80°
  • 62°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
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  • 82°
  • 66°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 85°
  • 69°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 84°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:04 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
70°

Lifeguard shortage forces Wavering pool to close for holiday weekend

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Quincy residents will have only one public pool option for most of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.The Quincy Park District announced on Tuesday afternoon that it would have to close the Wavering Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday — July 4-5 — because of a lack of lifeguards. Mike Bruns, the Park District's director of program services, said Indian Mounds Pool will be the Park District's only pool option ... More>>

Fifth Street Bridge dedicated to Virgil Goehl

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A bridge that Alderman Virgil Goehl, D-1, fought to replace was officially dedicated in his honor in a short ceremony Monday. The Fifth Street bridge over Cedar Creek was built in 2011 after years of discussion. It replaced a narrower bridge installed in 1917. Goehl, a 23-year veteran of the City Council, thanked his family, friends and colleagues who attended the ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque.

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Lakeview Restaurant and Patio Bar closing after 52 years

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Lakeview Restaurant and Patio Bar, 4403 Broadway, is closing its doors after 52 years in business. Owners John and Rose Griffard announced in an email that the restaurant was closed Tuesday and that they are getting out of the restaurant business to spend time with family. The restaurant employed 15 people.

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Dwyer, former longtime director of Quincy Society of Fine Arts, dies at 71

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Mariann Barnard considers Rob Dwyer a visionary. "He did some amazing things," Barnard said. "He was just a forward thinker, a creative thinker. When he worked on a project, he looked at the entire project. He made sure they had a long-standing impact."
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QU fund drives tops $1 million for fifth straight year

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The annual fund drive to support Quincy University topped $1 million for the fifth year in a row. University officials announced during the fund drive's closing luncheon Monday in the university's Hall of Fame Room that it raised a record $1.093 million for the QU Fund. The fund supports annual expenses at the university, as well as endowment.
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Titan International reincorporates from Illinois to Delaware

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Titan International Inc. completed its reincorporation Friday from the state of Illinois to the state of Delaware. Company officials said Titan will continue to operate as it did before to the reincorporation, and shares of Titan will continue to be listed on the NYSE under the symbol TWI.  More>>

City Council approves TIF rental rehab program

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A portion of the money generated through the two downtown Quincy tax increment finance districts can now be used to help renovate residential space.The Quincy City Council approved the program Monday that would allow zero-interest loans of up to $25,000 per residential unit.  More>>

Floods damaging homes, farms, roads during wettest June on record

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Standing in the home where she has lived for 26 years, Violet Brownell was looking for items that could be salvaged after flood waters rose about 18 inches above the floor. "If the water went down and everything was all clean, it wouldn't be so bad. But there's slimy mud and dead worms everywhere, and it stinks bad," she said. 
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  • O'BRIEN: People rally behind effort to get Vietnam vet to Busch Stadium

    O'BRIEN: People rally behind effort to get Vietnam vet to Busch Stadium

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 8:56 AM EDT2015-06-30 12:56:10 GMT
    When some staff members from Quincy's St. Vincent's Home recently took some residents to a Quincy Gems baseball game, they had to leave one of the biggest baseball fans at the assisted living facility on the...
    When some staff members from Quincy's St. Vincent's Home recently took some residents to a Quincy Gems baseball game, they had to leave one of the biggest baseball fans at the assisted living facility on the...
  • EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    Monday, June 29 2015 10:24 AM EDT2015-06-29 14:24:28 GMT
    I have even learned to appreciate a good flood. That doesn't mean I like it or look forward to a flood. It means I appreciate what all goes in to preparing, defending and often recovering from those massive Mississippi River overflows.
    Every time it rains (lately that has been quite often) and whispers of "flood" begin, I think back to 1993 when West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri were trying to survive the infamous high water that summer. At...
  • O'BRIEN: Making a case for video game 2016 Hall of Fame candidates

    O'BRIEN: Making a case for video game 2016 Hall of Fame candidates

    Friday, June 26 2015 9:59 AM EDT2015-06-26 13:59:38 GMT
    When a New York museum announced last month it had inducted six games into the first class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the 12-year-old in me wanted to run to the arcade, crack out a few bucks and buy tokens.
    When a New York museum announced last month it had inducted six games into the first class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the 12-year-old in me wanted to run to the arcade, crack out a few bucks and buy tokens.
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  • Iowa man arrested near Carthage after three-state chase

    Iowa man arrested near Carthage after three-state chase

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:28 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:28:12 GMT
    An Iowa man faces multiple charges after a car chase that went through parts of three states and ended near Carthage early Tuesday.Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said Joseph Hanson, 44, of Keokuk, Iowa, is being held in the Hancock County Jail.Law enforcement officials report that Clark County, Mo., sheriff's deputies tried to stop a 1993 GMC pickup truck late Monday night. The driver did not stop and fled into Iowa. Law enforcement agencies in Iowa gave chase, and ...
    An Iowa man faces multiple charges after a car chase that went through parts of three states and ended near Carthage early Tuesday.Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said Joseph Hanson, 44, of Keokuk, Iowa, is being held in the Hancock County Jail.Law enforcement officials report that Clark County, Mo., sheriff's deputies tried to stop a 1993 GMC pickup truck late Monday night. The driver did not stop and fled into Iowa. Law enforcement agencies in Iowa gave chase, and ...
  • Quincy man arrested after incident in Hannibal leads to two-state chase

    Quincy man arrested after incident in Hannibal leads to two-state chase

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:29 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:29:41 GMT
    Hannibal police arrested a Quincy man on multiple charges after an incident at a Hannibal convenience store Tuesday led to a chase into Illinois.Duong Duy Tran, 41, is being held on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.The Hannibal Police Department reported officers were called to Abel's Quick Shop, 1201 Broadway, at 9:03 a.m. in reference to a male who allegedly threatened an employee with a weapon. The male left, and description of a vehicle with ...
    Hannibal police arrested a Quincy man on multiple charges after an incident at a Hannibal convenience store Tuesday led to a chase into Illinois.Duong Duy Tran, 41, is being held on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.The Hannibal Police Department reported officers were called to Abel's Quick Shop, 1201 Broadway, at 9:03 a.m. in reference to a male who allegedly threatened an employee with a weapon. The male left, and description of a vehicle with ...
  • One arrested, one sought after man claims robbery at Fifth and College

    One arrested, one sought after man claims robbery at Fifth and College

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:27 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:27:29 GMT
    One suspect has been arrested and police are seeking another after a man claimed he was robbed on Tuesday afternoon. Quincy Police report officers were dispatched to Fifth and College at 4:40 p.m. A man said...
    One suspect has been arrested and police are seeking another after a man claimed he was robbed on Tuesday afternoon. Quincy Police report officers were dispatched to Fifth and College at 4:40 p.m. A man said...
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  • Army Corps of Engineers opens high-water launches at Mark Twain Lake

    Army Corps of Engineers opens high-water launches at Mark Twain Lake

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:16 AM EDT2015-06-30 15:16:07 GMT
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated high-water boat launches at four Mark Twain Lake recreation areas due to a rising water level. The Corps activated launches at the John F. Spalding, Indian...
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated high-water boat launches at four Mark Twain Lake recreation areas due to a rising water level. The Corps activated launches at the John F. Spalding, Indian...
  • Carthage to host German big band in July as part of exchange program

    Carthage to host German big band in July as part of exchange program

    Monday, June 29 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-06-29 15:05:25 GMT
    Big Band Luisenschule Mulheim from Germany will visit Carthage from July 9 to July 13 as part of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program. Members of the 39-member instrumental group, ages 13 to 25, will stay in private homes while visiting Carthage...
    Big Band Luisenschule Mulheim from Germany will visit Carthage from July 9 to July 13 as part of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program. Members of the 39-member instrumental group, ages 13 to 25, will stay in private homes while visiting Carthage...
  • Old Settlers lawn mower derby entries sought

    Old Settlers lawn mower derby entries sought

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 10:55 AM EDT2015-06-24 14:55:47 GMT
    Entries are being sought for the second annual lawn mower derby Saturday, Aug. 15, during the annual Adams-Brown County Old Settlers Association festival in Clayton. "Last year there were eight entries....
    Entries are being sought for the second annual lawn mower derby Saturday, Aug. 15, during the annual Adams-Brown County Old Settlers Association festival in Clayton. "Last year there were eight entries....
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