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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
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Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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Cloudy

Sunday
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Mostly cloudy

Monday
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Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Rain and snow showers

Thursday
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Currently in Quincy as of

  • 30°(Feels like 25°)
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  • Wind: E @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:57 am
  • Sunset: 04:42:40 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Partly cloudy

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More clouds than sun

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Considerable cloudiness

Monday
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Tuesday
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Considerable cloudiness

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More clouds than sun

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 28°(Feels like 28°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:37:52 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Mix of sun and clouds

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Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Mix of rain and snow showers

Thursday
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Mostly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.33 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:30 am
  • Sunset: 04:41:07 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Friday
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  • 36°
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Mix of sun and clouds

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Snow showers in the morning

Thursday
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Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:27 am
  • Sunset: 04:43:35 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

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Schock: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities

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U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said a “no brainer” bill that will give people with disabilities new freedom to set aside savings has won passage in Congress. “Unfortunately right now our society penalizes folks who are living with a disability from creating a nest egg and providing for themselves and doing what all of us think is the responsible thing of saving for a rainy day,” Schock said. More>>

Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

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The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.

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It's not too late to make sure your furnace is working properly

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Ideally, all homeowners should have their furnaces checked each year, preferably in the fall before cold weather arrives. If you're a little tardy this year, don't fret. The old better-late-than-never approach will do just fine. Dominic Peters of Peters Heating and Air Conditioning, 4520 Broadway, said overdue calls about furnace checkups are nothing new. Some are precautionary, from folks who were simply a little late setting up an annual inspection.

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Mendon School board approves $2.38 million tax levy

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The Mendon School Board this week adopted a $2.38 million tax levy that will affect property tax bills paid in 2015. Superintendent Brian Kurz says the district's aggregate levy is up about 9 percent -- mainly because of a 6 percent jump in the district's total assessed valuation. However, he said the district's tax rate is expected to remain unchanged at $4.59 per $100 assessed valuation.

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New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

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Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.

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Community Christmas concert planned Saturday, Sunday in Nauvoo

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Historic Nauvoo will sponsor a community concert, "The Miracle of Christmas," with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The concert will be held at the LDS Church, 380 N. Durphy. It will feature narration, a 60-voice choir and chamber orchestra, a Christmas bell choir, a children's chorus, multimedia and a live nativity. More>>

Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

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Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.

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Welding sparks set off fire at LaGrange auto body shop

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Welding sparks triggered a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a truck and building at Stub's Auto Body on Route B in LaGrange, Mo.
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Culver-Stockton professor surprised to see renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations

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'12 Hours of Giving' set for Friday at Quincy Blood Donation Center

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The American Red Cross hopes Friday's 10th annual "12 Hours of Giving" will serve as a pre-emptive strike against expected blood shortages over the Christmas and New Year's periods. "Many donors are busy with holiday activities, inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives ... (and) some donors become temporarily ineligible because of seasonal illnesses," Corey said. More>>

'Time for us to play Santa Claus': Good News campaign proceeds turned over to 55 area families

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Nikki Neese took one look at the six big boxes of Christmas presents awaiting her family Thursday morning, and tears began running down her cheeks. Neese and her husband, Jason, and their three daughters -- ages 6, 3 and 10 months -- were Case 16 in The Quincy Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which is helping to provide a happier Christmas for 55 area families having a tough time this year. More>>

Pikeland air conditioning project 'on schedule' for summer

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The Pikeland School Board expects to have a cooler start to the 2015-16 year in two of its buildings. Superintendent Paula Hawley said at Wednesday's meeting that plans are "on schedule" to add air conditioning units South Elementary School and Pittsfield High School over the summer. Drawings are expected to ready the end of January, and bids will be sought in February.

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Board members differ on type of committee that should oversee construction

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First two projects in school construction program may be delayed by contract talks

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Quincy School Board President Stephanie Erwin expressed concern Wednesday that the first two projects in an $89 million school construction program may not get completed on time because of delays in hammering out a contract with architects and engineers. More>>

UPDATE: Palmyra grain bin fire reignites Video included

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After crews from two Marion County fire departments battled a grain bin fire at a complex east of Palmyra for 10 hours Wednesday, the fire rekindled at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Rick Jones, Palmyra's assistant fire chief, said the Palmyra Fire Department had extinguished Thursday morning's fire by about 8:15. He expected that crews would be on the scene for another hour.

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Woman who locked 5-year-old in basement receives two-year prison sentence

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A Quincy woman who admitted to locking her 5-year-old son in a basement on Easter Sunday while she was at work was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Wednesday. Tricia Franklin, 27, will receive credit for 241 days served in the Adams County Jail, where she has been lodged on $20,000 bond since her April 20 arrest.
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  • Dick and Jane series author subject of 'Illinois Stories'

    Dick and Jane series author subject of 'Illinois Stories'

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-12-18 14:54:32 GMT
    William S. Gray, the author of the popular early reader Dick and Jane series, will be the focus on an installment of "Illinois Stories" that begins airing this week on PBS, including WQEC.
    William S. Gray, the author of the popular early reader Dick and Jane series, will be the focus on an installment of "Illinois Stories" that begins airing this week on PBS, including WQEC.
  • FAA orders changes in power line project near Marblehead

    FAA orders changes in power line project near Marblehead

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:51 AM EST2014-12-18 14:51:26 GMT
    Property owners near Marblehead looked over revised plans for an Ameren Transmission project on Wednesday to see what changes were required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Kevin Gerhardt of Ameren Transmission said a two-mile segment of the Illinois Rivers Project route must be reconfigured after the FAA said tall metal poles could disrupt signals from a navigational system used by aircraft.
    Property owners near Marblehead looked over revised plans for an Ameren Transmission project on Wednesday to see what changes were required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Kevin Gerhardt of Ameren Transmission said a two-mile segment of the Illinois Rivers Project route must be reconfigured after the FAA said tall metal poles could disrupt signals from a navigational system used by aircraft.
  • JWCC board formally adopts minimal tax rate increase

    JWCC board formally adopts minimal tax rate increase

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:46 AM EST2014-12-18 14:46:29 GMT
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally adopted a two-tenths of a cent increase in the district's tax rate Wednesday night, which translates into homeowners paying an additional $3.22 in property taxes in 2015. The college's district includes all of Adams, Pike and Brown counties and parts of Hancock, Calhoun, Schuyler, Morgan, Scott and Cass counties.
    The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees formally adopted a two-tenths of a cent increase in the district's tax rate Wednesday night, which translates into homeowners paying an additional $3.22 in property taxes in 2015. The college's district includes all of Adams, Pike and Brown counties and parts of Hancock, Calhoun, Schuyler, Morgan, Scott and Cass counties.

  • Hannibal School Board OKs bid to buy three buses

    Hannibal School Board OKs bid to buy three buses

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:18 AM EST2014-12-18 14:18:10 GMT
    The Hannibal School Board accepted a nearly $250,000 bid to buy three 27-passenger buses at its meeting Wednesday. The district will buy the buses from Kansas-based Midwest Bus Sales for $246,623. The price includes a $20,000 trade-in of one 71-passenger bus. Central States Bus Sales and Midwest Transit Equipment also submitted bids.
    The Hannibal School Board accepted a nearly $250,000 bid to buy three 27-passenger buses at its meeting Wednesday. The district will buy the buses from Kansas-based Midwest Bus Sales for $246,623. The price includes a $20,000 trade-in of one 71-passenger bus. Central States Bus Sales and Midwest Transit Equipment also submitted bids.

  • Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Venvertloh to replace Bick as principal of St. Peter School

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-12-18 14:14:29 GMT
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.
    St. Peter School will have a new principal next year. Monsignor Leo Enlow, pastor of the Church of St. Peter parish, announced to the staff Wednesday that assistant principal Cindy Venvertloh will be promoted after longtime principal Janet Bick retires at the end of June.

  • Electrical improvements helping OLC host larger events

    Electrical improvements helping OLC host larger events

    Thursday, December 18 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-12-18 13:59:19 GMT
    Officials at the Oakley-Lindsay Center continue to praise the 2013 electrical service upgrades in the two exhibition halls to help attract larger shows and events. OLC Executive Director Rob Ebbing told the Quincy Civic Center Authority on Wednesday the upgrades allow large-scale concerts and events featuring thousands of attendees.
    Officials at the Oakley-Lindsay Center continue to praise the 2013 electrical service upgrades in the two exhibition halls to help attract larger shows and events. OLC Executive Director Rob Ebbing told the Quincy Civic Center Authority on Wednesday the upgrades allow large-scale concerts and events featuring thousands of attendees.

  • 12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    12 vie for Beaux Arts queen title

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 2:28 PM EST2014-12-17 19:28:52 GMT
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
    The Quincy Art Center celebrates the 84th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Anna McNay, daughter of Richard and Patricia McNay, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Ameren holding open houses on transmission line project

    Ameren holding open houses on transmission line project

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 12:53 PM EST2014-12-17 17:53:29 GMT
    MARBLEHEAD, Ill. -- Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois will hold open house briefings on the proposed Illinois Rivers Transmission Line project on Wednesday and Thursday. Ameren Transmission...
    MARBLEHEAD, Ill. -- Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois will hold open house briefings on the proposed Illinois Rivers Transmission Line project on Wednesday and Thursday. Ameren Transmission...
  • Pittsfield tables historic preservation, zoning amendment ordinances

    Pittsfield tables historic preservation, zoning amendment ordinances

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-12-17 16:14:29 GMT
    The Pittsfield City Council tabled three ordinances Tuesday night for review and revision. Aldermen want to see more changes in a proposed historic preservation ordinance. About 80 percent of the proposal from the historic preservation advisory committee includes new provisions or recommended changes from existing ordinance, including provisions to designate historic landmarks or districts.
    The Pittsfield City Council tabled three ordinances Tuesday night for review and revision. Aldermen want to see more changes in a proposed historic preservation ordinance. About 80 percent of the proposal from the historic preservation advisory committee includes new provisions or recommended changes from existing ordinance, including provisions to designate historic landmarks or districts.

  • Building committee suggests starting process of selling Irving School

    Building committee suggests starting process of selling Irving School

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-12-17 16:06:58 GMT
    The Quincy School District is beginning the process of disposing of Irving School. The former elementary school at 811 Payson has not been used as a regular school since it closed in the spring of 2008. The building is currently used for storage, but it also houses Teen Reach, an after-school program for at-risk students ages 6 to 17. Business manager Joel Murphy said the district no longer needs the building, and he wants to start the process of either selling it or tearing it down.
    The Quincy School District is beginning the process of disposing of Irving School. The former elementary school at 811 Payson has not been used as a regular school since it closed in the spring of 2008. The building is currently used for storage, but it also houses Teen Reach, an after-school program for at-risk students ages 6 to 17. Business manager Joel Murphy said the district no longer needs the building, and he wants to start the process of either selling it or tearing it down.

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  • This winter's flu season could be a rocky road to navigate

    This winter's flu season could be a rocky road to navigate

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-12-17 15:34:04 GMT
    Judging from studies across the region and nationwide, this winter's flu season is going to be filled with unpredictability, complete with pockets of outbreaks due in part to this year's influenza vaccine being less effective. Early flu reports, coupled with the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the vaccine, indicate the potential exists for a severe and inconsistent flu season.
    Judging from studies across the region and nationwide, this winter's flu season is going to be filled with unpredictability, complete with pockets of outbreaks due in part to this year's influenza vaccine being less effective. Early flu reports, coupled with the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the vaccine, indicate the potential exists for a severe and inconsistent flu season.
  • School Board lowering tax levy, giving property owners even more of a break

    School Board lowering tax levy, giving property owners even more of a break

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:29 AM EST2014-12-17 15:29:33 GMT
    The Quincy School District is giving local property owners an early Christmas present. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday the district's 2014 property tax levy will be lower than what was originally presented last month, resulting in an even bigger tax break for property owners.
    The Quincy School District is giving local property owners an early Christmas present. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday the district's 2014 property tax levy will be lower than what was originally presented last month, resulting in an even bigger tax break for property owners.
  • Two file for Hannibal municipal judge position on spring ballot

    Two file for Hannibal municipal judge position on spring ballot

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:07 AM EST2014-12-17 15:07:53 GMT
    Two candidates have expressed interest for Hannibal municipal judge on the first day of candidate filing. Incumbent judge Frederich Cruse and Marion County Sheriff's Department deputy Larry Gibson filed Tuesday for positions on the April 7 general municipal election ballot.
    Two candidates have expressed interest for Hannibal municipal judge on the first day of candidate filing. Incumbent judge Frederich Cruse and Marion County Sheriff's Department deputy Larry Gibson filed Tuesday for positions on the April 7 general municipal election ballot.
  • Patio restaurant will reopen sometime between mid-January and Feb. 1

    Patio restaurant will reopen sometime between mid-January and Feb. 1

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-12-17 14:58:26 GMT
    Those hoping for the Patio restaurant to reopen in time for the holidays will have to wait a little longer. The popular downtown dining site will remain closed until some time between mid-January and Feb. 1, because of water damage related to last Friday's fire in the historic Hotel Elkton. The Patio sits on the bottom floor of the building that houses the 54-unit hotel.
    Those hoping for the Patio restaurant to reopen in time for the holidays will have to wait a little longer. The popular downtown dining site will remain closed until some time between mid-January and Feb. 1, because of water damage related to last Friday's fire in the historic Hotel Elkton. The Patio sits on the bottom floor of the building that houses the 54-unit hotel.

  • Hannibal City Council elects Van Hoose as 4th Ward alderman

    Hannibal City Council elects Van Hoose as 4th Ward alderman

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:47 AM EST2014-12-17 14:47:43 GMT
    Hannibal's Fourth Ward has a new alderman. The Hannibal City Council elected Jim Van Hoose at its meeting Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Barry Louderman in October. Van Hoose was chosen over Michelle Beck, Jerry Irick and J.D. Foust.
    Hannibal's Fourth Ward has a new alderman. The Hannibal City Council elected Jim Van Hoose at its meeting Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Barry Louderman in October. Van Hoose was chosen over Michelle Beck, Jerry Irick and J.D. Foust.
  • Gille given Theda Jansen Award for work with disadvantaged children

    Gille given Theda Jansen Award for work with disadvantaged children

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:07 AM EST2014-12-17 14:07:07 GMT
    Jerry Gille, executive director of the Quincy Housing Authority, was praised as a great role model for children when he was presented the 2014 Theda Jansen award by the Quincy Neighborhood Federation on Tuesday night.
    Jerry Gille, executive director of the Quincy Housing Authority, was praised as a great role model for children when he was presented the 2014 Theda Jansen award by the Quincy Neighborhood Federation on Tuesday night.
  • Quincy police seek missing man who may be endangered

    Quincy police seek missing man who may be endangered

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:03 AM EST2014-12-17 14:03:30 GMT
    Police are seeking a missing person who could be endangered.According to the Quincy Police Department, Terence M. Fulmer, 28, of Quincy, was last seen one week ago and needs medication.
    Police are seeking a missing person who could be endangered.According to the Quincy Police Department, Terence M. Fulmer, 28, of Quincy, was last seen one week ago and needs medication.
  • Committee recommends that jail sales tax question be added to ballot

    Committee recommends that jail sales tax question be added to ballot

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:03 AM EST2014-12-17 14:03:13 GMT
    The Adams County Board will consider in January whether to place a question on the April 7 ballot for a quarter-cent sales tax to build a new jail. The county's Jail Exploratory Committee, which has reviewed the current 62-year-old jail and options to finance and upgrade it since August, unanimously recommended Tuesday that voters be asked to fund a new one.
    The Adams County Board will consider in January whether to place a question on the April 7 ballot for a quarter-cent sales tax to build a new jail. The county's Jail Exploratory Committee, which has reviewed the current 62-year-old jail and options to finance and upgrade it since August, unanimously recommended Tuesday that voters be asked to fund a new one.
  • Quincy School District determining process to buy land for new schools

    Quincy School District determining process to buy land for new schools

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 11:43 AM EST2014-12-16 16:43:58 GMT
    QUINCY -- A team of Quincy School District officials is planning to establish a set of criteria to be used when buying sites for three K-5 elementary schools to be constructed in Quincy.
    QUINCY -- A team of Quincy School District officials is planning to establish a set of criteria to be used when buying sites for three K-5 elementary schools to be constructed in Quincy.
  • Students can finish Christmas shopping before class begins at Hannibal grade school

    Students can finish Christmas shopping before class begins at Hannibal grade school

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 10:56 AM EST2014-12-16 15:56:57 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Otten and fellow students perused trinkets and larger items on display for an hour before classes started Monday morning. They selected presents, ranging in price from 25 cents to $10, for their family members. Stowell's Parent-Teacher Organization will operate the store every morning this week. PTO members helped children choose items, pay for them and gift wrap them so their selections remain a surprise until Christmas arrives.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Otten and fellow students perused trinkets and larger items on display for an hour before classes started Monday morning. They selected presents, ranging in price from 25 cents to $10, for their family members. Stowell's Parent-Teacher Organization will operate the store every morning this week. PTO members helped children choose items, pay for them and gift wrap them so their selections remain a surprise until Christmas arrives.

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  • Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

    Catholic elementary schools seeking funds for 'Adopt an iPad' campaign

    Friday, December 19 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-12-19 16:04:03 GMT
    The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.
    The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation is launching the second phase of a three-year campaign to raise enough money to buy iPads for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the city's four Catholic elementary schools. The campaign's first year turned out better than expected.

  • New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    New Philadelphia study awaiting president's signature

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:36 AM EST2014-12-19 14:36:03 GMT
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.
    Legislation seeking a study on whether the New Philadelphia site merits national park designation has cleared the Senate and awaits President Obama's signature. The request for the study was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate approved Friday.

  • Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

    Four fire departments get state grants for equipment

    Friday, December 19 2014 9:23 AM EST2014-12-19 14:23:11 GMT
    Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.
    Four area fire departments got an early Christmas present thanks to state grants for new equipment. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis announced a $945,845 investment to help 50 departments across the state -- including $25,621 to Carthage Fire Department, $26,000 to Spring Creek Fire Protection District, $2,750 to Griggsville Fire Department and $83 to Central Adams Fire Protection District.

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  • Quincy Museum is all decked out for holidays

    Quincy Museum is all decked out for holidays

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 9:02 AM EST2014-12-16 14:02:22 GMT
    The Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, is fully decorated for Christmas with trees and holiday decorations in each room. The second-floor gallery features a Downtown Quincy Christmas display. The colorfully decorated...
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, is fully decorated for Christmas with trees and holiday decorations in each room. The second-floor gallery features a Downtown Quincy Christmas display. The colorfully decorated...
  • Sunset Home to hold Holiday Light Tour

    Sunset Home to hold Holiday Light Tour

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 8:46 AM EST2014-12-16 13:46:31 GMT
    Sunset Home will host its annual Holiday Light Tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Visitors will be able to drive through Sunset's Christmas light display. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to collect letters...
    Sunset Home will host its annual Holiday Light Tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Visitors will be able to drive through Sunset's Christmas light display. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to collect letters...
  • QHS Softball Booster Club to hold pulled pork dinner Dec. 19

    QHS Softball Booster Club to hold pulled pork dinner Dec. 19

    Monday, December 15 2014 12:38 PM EST2014-12-15 17:38:23 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy High School Softball Booster Club will host a pulled pork dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the Baldwin Intermediate School cafeteria. Tickets for the event are $5 and may be purchased at the...
    QUINCY -- The Quincy High School Softball Booster Club will host a pulled pork dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the Baldwin Intermediate School cafeteria. Tickets for the event are $5 and may be purchased at the...
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  • 'The Escape' is one of Baldacci's best

    'The Escape' is one of Baldacci's best

    Sunday, December 14 2014 6:00 AM EST2014-12-14 11:00:16 GMT
    ‘The Escape' This week at the Quincy Public Library, the staff's favorite book is "The Escape" by David Baldacci. Chief Warrant Officer John Puller Jr. has faced plenty of criminals in his time, but none as...
    ‘The Escape' This week at the Quincy Public Library, the staff's favorite book is "The Escape" by David Baldacci. Chief Warrant Officer John Puller Jr. has faced plenty of criminals in his time, but none as...
  • Two generations share ancient custom

    Two generations share ancient custom

    Sunday, December 7 2014 6:00 AM EST2014-12-07 11:00:13 GMT
    ‘The Pearl That Broke Its Shell' The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell." Born into a family that had no sons, Rahima's mother chose her to become the boy in...
    ‘The Pearl That Broke Its Shell' The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell." Born into a family that had no sons, Rahima's mother chose her to become the boy in...
  • Top book mixes magic and mayhem

    Top book mixes magic and mayhem

    Sunday, November 30 2014 6:00 AM EST2014-11-30 11:00:14 GMT
    "Angel Killer" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Angel Killer," a tense new thriller that gives readers a backstage pass to the world of magic. Jessica Blackwood was a rising star in the world of...
    "Angel Killer" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Angel Killer," a tense new thriller that gives readers a backstage pass to the world of magic. Jessica Blackwood was a rising star in the world of...
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