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Upper Mississippi gets Marine Highway designation

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A Marine Highway Corridor designation approved this week for the upper Mississippi River could boost efforts to upgrade locks, build ports and ship freight along the waterway. "This important designation is the outcome... More>>

Workforce readiness team identifies skills needed by job seekers

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Job seekers in Adams County now have a formula for success with a new list of skills and qualities that local employers want in their workers. A panel from the Adams County Workforce Initiative held a news conference Wednesday morning to unveil the skills list that educators have been asked to discuss with students. More>>

New fiber-optic line offers options for Internet providers, local institutions

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Fiber-optic Internet connections hooked into John Wood Community College are part of the Illinois Century Network project that was completed this month. A news release from Gov. Pat Quinn's office indicates that the $100 million project took four years to install, with more than 1,000 miles of broadband cable reaching into 55 Illinois counties. Funding came from both federal and state governments.
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Region's Largest Career Fair to link employers, job seekers

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The Quincy Herald-Whig, WGEM and John Wood Community College are sponsoring The Region's Largest Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at JWCC's Paul Heath Community Center, 1301 S. 48th, in Quincy. More>>

Business Notebook: Job fair Tuesday in Pittsfield; dining and wine guides published

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John Wood Community College, the Pike County Economic Development Corp. and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois will sponsor a Pike County job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pike County Farm... More>>

Full-service supermarket opening in Louisiana after nearly two-year absence

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LOUISIANA, Mo. -- County Market will open its Georgia Street grocery store Thursday night, marking the end of a nearly two-year period without a full-service supermarket in the Pike County community. Quincy-based Niemann... More>>

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  • Eagles Nest gets upgrade, new look

    Eagles Nest gets upgrade, new look

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:36:13 GMT
    Customers at the Eagles Nest Hotel have three different decor themes to choose from in their rooms after nearly a year of renovations. General Manager Jack Bishop said a cross between a rustic lodge and a bed and...
    Customers at the Eagles Nest Hotel have three different decor themes to choose from in their rooms after nearly a year of renovations. General Manager Jack Bishop said a cross between a rustic lodge and a bed and...
  • Landowners concerned wind energy transmission line will hurt ag operations

    Landowners concerned wind energy transmission line will hurt ag operations

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:13:37 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Representatives of the Missouri Public Service Commission listened to supporters and opponents of a proposed four-state wind energy transmission line debate whether the panel should greenlight permission to operate the line in the state. Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners aims to construct the Grain Belt Express, a 750-mile high-voltage direct-current line that would extend from Kansas, through Missouri and Illinois, and into Indiana. 
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Representatives of the Missouri Public Service Commission listened to supporters and opponents of a proposed four-state wind energy transmission line debate whether the panel should greenlight permission to operate the line in the state. Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners aims to construct the Grain Belt Express, a 750-mile high-voltage direct-current line that would extend from Kansas, through Missouri and Illinois, and into Indiana. 
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  • PEOPLE/PROFESSIONS AUG. 17, 2014

    PEOPLE/PROFESSIONS AUG. 17, 2014

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:55:37 GMT
    APPOINTMENTS Alyse Thompson has joined the Quincy Herald-Whig as a news reporter with primary responsibilities of covering Northeast Missouri. Originally from West Chicago, Alyse graduated from Western Illinois...
    APPOINTMENTS Tracy Alsup and Jessica Bogue have joined Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield as patient access representatives in registration. Alsup is a lifelong resident of the area, having graduated from...
  • People/Professions Aug. 24, 2014

    People/Professions Aug. 24, 2014

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:58:41 GMT
    Appointments William "Billy" C. Schaffer II of Quincy has joined John Wood Community College as director of admissions. In his role as director, Schaffer will guide JWCC admissions operations and staff and be...
    Appointments William "Billy" C. Schaffer II of Quincy has joined John Wood Community College as director of admissions. In his role as director, Schaffer will guide JWCC admissions operations and staff and be...
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  • Real Estate Transfers

    Real Estate Transfers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:00:16 GMT
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adams County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Quincy area Shelby M. Tonnies, a residence at 2542 Cedar, to Jeffrey M. Lear. Brian Adams,...
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adams County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Quincy area Shelby M. Tonnies, a residence at 2542 Cedar, to Jeffrey M. Lear. Brian Adams,...
  • Real Estate Transfers Reported Aug. 17, 2014

    Real Estate Transfers Reported Aug. 17, 2014

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:06:40 GMT
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adams County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Quincy area Wessley Marquardt, property at 731 ShadyAcres Lane, to Basic Global Properties LLC. ...
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adams County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Quincy area Wessley Marquardt, property at 731 ShadyAcres Lane, to Basic Global Properties LLC. ...
  • Real Estate Transfers

    Real Estate Transfers

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:06:15 GMT
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adam County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Adams County Marilyn L. Garnett Life Estate, a residence in Payson Township, to David L. Ahern...
    Real estate transactions recorded in the office of Adam County Clerk-Recorder, according to Clerk-Recorder Georgia Volm. Adams County Marilyn L. Garnett Life Estate, a residence in Payson Township, to David L. Ahern...
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  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to...
    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...
  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:42:32 GMT
    Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
    Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
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  • 7 tips to being a power networker

    7 tips to being a power networker

    It can be a very fun, very enjoyable and very fulfilling part of your professional career if you do it right. Not everyone is a natural networker, but what you may not realize (especially if you identify as an introvert) is that nobody is a natural networker. 
    It can be a very fun, very enjoyable and very fulfilling part of your professional career if you do it right. Not everyone is a natural networker, but what you may not realize (especially if you identify as an introvert) is that nobody is a natural networker. 
  • What drives employees to work hard?

    What drives employees to work hard?

    Many assume that passionate employees accept less money because they love their jobs, but a new study indicates that they end up earning more.
    Many assume that passionate employees accept less money because they love their jobs, but a new study indicates that they end up earning more.
  • Can you buy Twitter legitimacy for your business?

    Can you buy Twitter legitimacy for your business?

    Just do a simple "buy Twitter followers" Google search and you'll see an overwhelming number of options for purchasing your way to bigger numbers.
    Just do a simple "buy Twitter followers" Google search and you'll see an overwhelming number of options for purchasing your way to bigger numbers.
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  • Wednesday's Close Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday's Close Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:17:36 GMT
    ADM-Quincy By 9/5, '14 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec. '14 Corn $3.51 Jan. '15 Corn $3.50 Feb. '15 Corn $3.50 Mar. '15 Corn $3.70 April '15 Corn $3.74 By 9/5, '14 Beans $12.04 FH Sept. '14 Beans $10.74 Sept. '14 Beans $10.39 Oct. '14 Beans $10.14 Nov. '14 Beans $10.28 LH Nov. ‘14 Beans $10.37 Dec. '14 Beans $10.47 Jan. '15 Beans $10.47 Feb. '15 Beans $10.46 ...
    ADM-Quincy By 9/5, '14 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec. '14 Corn $3.51 Jan. '15 Corn $3.50 Feb. '15 Corn $3.50 Mar. '15 Corn $3.70 April '15 Corn $3.74 By 9/5, '14 Beans $12.04 FH Sept. '14 Beans $10.74 Sept. '14 Beans $10.39 Oct. '14 Beans $10.14 Nov. '14 Beans $10.28 LH Nov. ‘14 Beans $10.37 Dec. '14 Beans $10.47 Jan. '15 Beans $10.47 Feb. '15 Beans $10.46 ...
  • Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014

    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:24:22 GMT
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014 ADM-Quincy By Sept. 5 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec....
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014 ADM-Quincy By Sept. 5 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec....
  • Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:01:00 GMT
    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn $3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.65 Sept. '14 Corn $3.45 Oct. '14 Corn $3.39 Nov. '14 Corn $3.47 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.51 Dec....
    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn $3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.65 Sept. '14 Corn $3.45 Oct. '14 Corn $3.39 Nov. '14 Corn $3.47 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.51 Dec....
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