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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 35°

Morning showers

Monday
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  • 65°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 45°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 71°
  • 52°

Sunny

Thursday
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  • 46°

A few thunderstorms possible

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 35°

Cloudy with rain

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 34°(Feels like 25°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:54:56 am
  • Sunset: 07:26:24 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Sunday
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  • 59°
  • 32°

Showers early, windy

Monday
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  • 66°
  • 44°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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  • 67°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 71°
  • 55°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 67°
  • 42°

A few thunderstorms possible

Friday
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  • 33°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 37°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 32°(Feels like 22°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:43 am
  • Sunset: 07:23:41 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Sunday
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  • 58°
  • 37°

Chance of showers

Monday
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  • 66°
  • 46°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 73°
  • 58°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 40°

Sunshine

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 33°(Feels like 25°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:52:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:23:46 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 37°

Morning showers

Monday
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  • 67°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 72°
  • 45°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 76°
  • 58°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 71°
  • 46°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Friday
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  • 57°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 60°
  • 41°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 36°(Feels like 28°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 12 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:55:14 am
  • Sunset: 07:26:30 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Rauner signs budget fix into law

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Legislators have agreed upon a short-term fix to Illinois' budget woes. Now they have to address the long term. A compromise plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's Illinois state budget was approved by the Senate Thursday and quickly signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
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Quincy Noon Kiwanis accepting grant applications for youth projectsnow

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The Quincy Noon Kiwanis Club is accepting grant funding applications for 2015 from organizations that serve youths in the Quincy area.  More>>

One injured in three-vehicle accident near 20th and State

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One driver was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 3:05 p.m. Thursday on State Street near 20th Street.  More>>

Loraine woman involved in sex case fails to follow probation requirements, sent to prison

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A Loraine woman originally given probation in a criminal sexual abuse case was sent to prison on Thursday. More>>

Homeward Bound Waggin receives $5,000 grant from ASPCA

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Homeward Bound Waggin Inc. was one of more than 20 animal rescue organizations that received grant funding to participate in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (APSCA) Share the Love... More>>

Quincy man arrested after hit-and-run accident at 16th and State

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A Quincy man was arrested after a hit-and-run accident at about 10:56 p.m. Thursday at 16th and State. Robert H. Walters, 46, of 2338 State, Apt. 1, was cited on charges of driving under the influence, driving while... More>>

Carthage library director to retire April 1

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Susan Hunt wants to see the Carthage library continue to grow. More>>

Attorney Zalcman joins race for Congress in 18th District

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Attorney Mark Zalcman has announced his candidacy for the 18th District congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
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K&L Arena listed for sale at $2.4 million

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K&L Arena, a multiuse sports venue, is up for sale at an asking price just short of $2.4 million. Debbie Shierling, the owner and director of the arena, hopes to find a buyer who can take the facility to the next level as a year-round operation.

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  • Gas prices in the region could soon tumble again

    Gas prices in the region could soon tumble again

    Friday, March 27 2015 8:58 AM EDT2015-03-27 12:58:14 GMT
    Gasoline prices across West-Central Illinois and Northeast should soon start tumbling again. Petroleum analyst Allison Mac told The Herald-Whig this region could expect prices to be similar to what they were near the end of 2014 and early January when prices in the Quincy area dipped as low as $1.99 a gallon and parts of Northeast Missouri reached $1.50.
    Gasoline prices across West-Central Illinois and Northeast should soon start tumbling again. Petroleum analyst Allison Mac told The Herald-Whig this region could expect prices to be similar to what they were near the end of 2014 and early January when prices in the Quincy area dipped as low as $1.99 a gallon and parts of Northeast Missouri reached $1.50.
  • Quincy man sent to prison for threatening judge

    Quincy man sent to prison for threatening judge

    Friday, March 27 2015 8:43 AM EDT2015-03-27 12:43:37 GMT
    A Quincy man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in three felony cases.
    A Quincy man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in three felony cases.
  • Jail stabbing case may be delayed again

    Jail stabbing case may be delayed again

    Thursday, March 26 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-03-26 19:42:03 GMT
    A lawyer for a man accused of stabbing an Adams County Jail corrections officer said Thursday he is having a hard time finding an expert witness to testify on his client's behalf.
    A lawyer for a man accused of stabbing an Adams County Jail corrections officer said Thursday he is having a hard time finding an expert witness to testify on his client's behalf.
  • Work underway to reopen Fall Creek Rest Area

    Work underway to reopen Fall Creek Rest Area

    Thursday, March 26 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-03-26 15:04:56 GMT
    Heavy equipment rumbled through the Fall Creek Rest Area with a goal of bringing the site back to life. "We're hoping by mid- to late-April that we'll have that thing back in shape and open again," said Regan Ramsey, site superintendent for the rest area, a satellite site of Siloam Springs State Park. "We've had a lot of people down in that area that have complained over the years of having such an asset we totally let go."
    Heavy equipment rumbled through the Fall Creek Rest Area with a goal of bringing the site back to life. "We're hoping by mid- to late-April that we'll have that thing back in shape and open again," said Regan Ramsey, site superintendent for the rest area, a satellite site of Siloam Springs State Park. "We've had a lot of people down in that area that have complained over the years of having such an asset we totally let go."
  • U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis to speak at Adams County Lincoln Reagan Day

    U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis to speak at Adams County Lincoln Reagan Day

    Thursday, March 26 2015 9:21 AM EDT2015-03-26 13:21:30 GMT
    QUINCY -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will be the keynote speaker at Adams County's annual Lincoln Reagan Day luncheon on March 29. Lincoln Reagan Day activities will begin with a social hour at noon and the luncheon is...
    QUINCY -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will be the keynote speaker at Adams County's annual Lincoln Reagan Day luncheon on March 29. Lincoln Reagan Day activities will begin with a social hour at noon and the luncheon is...
  • School Board's attorney declares 'it's not the parents' call' as to whether a child is retained

    School Board's attorney declares 'it's not the parents' call' as to whether a child is retained

    Thursday, March 26 2015 9:06 AM EDT2015-03-26 13:06:27 GMT
    The Quincy School Board's attorney says students who fail to meet academic standards are going to face being held back a grade -- even if their parents oppose the retention.
    The Quincy School Board's attorney says students who fail to meet academic standards are going to face being held back a grade -- even if their parents oppose the retention.
  • Most counties in region earn positive rankings in 'health' report

    Most counties in region earn positive rankings in 'health' report

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 11:51 AM EDT2015-03-25 15:51:48 GMT
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds that counties in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri rank among the "healthiest" in their respective states. This is the sixth year the County Health Rankings has been provided as a resource to help strengthen communities.
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds that counties in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri rank among the "healthiest" in their respective states. This is the sixth year the County Health Rankings has been provided as a resource to help strengthen communities.
  • Pikeland awards bids to air condition PHS

    Pikeland awards bids to air condition PHS

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 11:32 AM EDT2015-03-25 15:32:25 GMT
    The Pikeland School Board awarded bids last week to air condition Pittsfield High School over the summer break. Board members accepted the lowest of two bids for asbestos abatement work at the school from Midwest Service Group at a cost of $127,075.
    The Pikeland School Board awarded bids last week to air condition Pittsfield High School over the summer break. Board members accepted the lowest of two bids for asbestos abatement work at the school from Midwest Service Group at a cost of $127,075.
  • Tracy waits to see timing of election before announcing decision on run for Congress

    Tracy waits to see timing of election before announcing decision on run for Congress

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 10:40 AM EDT2015-03-25 14:40:30 GMT
    Former Republican Illinois House member and lieutenant governor candidate Jil Tracy said she will wait until Gov. Bruce Rauner announces a timetable for a special election before she decides whether to run for the 18th District congressional seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock on March 31.
    Former Republican Illinois House member and lieutenant governor candidate Jil Tracy said she will wait until Gov. Bruce Rauner announces a timetable for a special election before she decides whether to run for the 18th District congressional seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock on March 31.
  • Fowler cook relies on crowd-pleasing recipes

    Fowler cook relies on crowd-pleasing recipes

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 10:26 AM EDT2015-03-25 14:26:59 GMT
    Sara Husemann never minds cooking for a crowd. "When we have our family gatherings, at Easter and Christmas, we'll have 30 to 35 people," Husemann said. "The house is getting pretty full." To keep everyone happy, she pulls out some of her crowd-pleasing recipes.
    Sara Husemann never minds cooking for a crowd. "When we have our family gatherings, at Easter and Christmas, we'll have 30 to 35 people," Husemann said. "The house is getting pretty full." To keep everyone happy, she pulls out some of her crowd-pleasing recipes.

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  • Illinois budget deal spares counties, cities for now; circuit courts still in limbo

    Illinois budget deal spares counties, cities for now; circuit courts still in limbo

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 10:38 AM EDT2015-03-25 14:38:15 GMT
    Illinois General Assembly's plans to plug a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current fiscal year budget does not include any cuts in shared income tax revenues to counties and municipalities. Lawmakers are also moving to address a gaping hole in this year's state budget after weeks of negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-led Legislature.
    Illinois General Assembly's plans to plug a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current fiscal year budget does not include any cuts in shared income tax revenues to counties and municipalities. Lawmakers are also moving to address a gaping hole in this year's state budget after weeks of negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-led Legislature.
  • Quincy School Board being asked to authorize 'procurement card' system

    Quincy School Board being asked to authorize 'procurement card' system

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-03-24 21:52:20 GMT
    The Quincy School Board's Finance Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to start using a "procurement card" system in the district.
    The Quincy School Board's Finance Committee on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to start using a "procurement card" system in the district.
  • Negotiations with potential construction manager still under way

    Negotiations with potential construction manager still under way

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 4:21 PM EDT2015-03-24 20:21:05 GMT
    The Quincy School District is continuing to negotiate with a potential construction manager to oversee the Quincy High School construction project.
    The Quincy School District is continuing to negotiate with a potential construction manager to oversee the Quincy High School construction project.
  • Pike County Farm Bureau opposes Grain Belt transmission line project

    Pike County Farm Bureau opposes Grain Belt transmission line project

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:39 AM EDT2015-03-24 14:39:38 GMT
    The Pike County Farm Bureau's board of directors has voted to oppose the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission line.
    The Pike County Farm Bureau's board of directors has voted to oppose the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission line.
  • Pike County plans to borrow money to help cash flow in general fund

    Pike County plans to borrow money to help cash flow in general fund

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-03-24 13:44:51 GMT
    Board members Monday approved a resolution to establish a line a credit with Farmers Bank of Liberty in Barry.
    Board members Monday approved a resolution to establish a line a credit with Farmers Bank of Liberty in Barry.
  • Hamilton Kiwanis auction draws community support

    Hamilton Kiwanis auction draws community support

    Monday, March 23 2015 12:28 PM EDT2015-03-23 16:28:14 GMT
    Hamilton Kiwanis Club member Ray Bradley, left, speaks with guests perusing items up for bid during the club’s annual auction in Hamilton on Sunday. | H-W Photo/Alyse ThompsonHamilton Kiwanis Club member Ray Bradley, left, speaks with guests perusing items up for bid during the club’s annual auction in Hamilton on Sunday. | H-W Photo/Alyse Thompson
    The community service group hosted its 81st annual auction Sunday at Sullivan Auctioneers in Hamilton with the goal of raising $12,000 for varying organizations and causes. Kiwanis member Perry Suter said the group's main event usually pulls in more, thanks to continued community support.
    The community service group hosted its 81st annual auction Sunday at Sullivan Auctioneers in Hamilton with the goal of raising $12,000 for varying organizations and causes. Kiwanis member Perry Suter said the group's main event usually pulls in more, thanks to continued community support.


  • Quincy man arrested on aggravated meth charges after home search

    Quincy man arrested on aggravated meth charges after home search

    Monday, March 23 2015 11:59 AM EDT2015-03-23 15:59:50 GMT
    One man was arrested on multiple drug charges after a search warrant was served at 9:47 p.m. Sunday at Quincy residence. Steve W. Hester, 33, of 1106 N. 10th was arrested about 9:47 p.m. at his home on charges of suspicion of aggravated methamphetamine production because two minor children live at the residence.
    One man was arrested on multiple drug charges after a search warrant was served at 9:47 p.m. Sunday at Quincy residence. Steve W. Hester, 33, of 1106 N. 10th was arrested about 9:47 p.m. at his home on charges of suspicion of aggravated methamphetamine production because two minor children live at the residence.
  • Blood donors sought after winter shortfall

    Blood donors sought after winter shortfall

    Monday, March 23 2015 9:34 AM EDT2015-03-23 13:34:02 GMT
    It's no accident that March is designated National Red Cross Month. It's been that way since 1943. There is always a need for donors to step up at this time of the year to help make up for shortfalls experienced during the cold-weather months. This year is no different.
    It's no accident that March is designated National Red Cross Month. It's been that way since 1943. There is always a need for donors to step up at this time of the year to help make up for shortfalls experienced during the cold-weather months. This year is no different.
  • 'It's been a community effort': Volunteers helping with renovation of Nauvoo grocery store

    'It's been a community effort': Volunteers helping with renovation of Nauvoo grocery store

    Monday, March 23 2015 9:27 AM EDT2015-03-23 13:27:51 GMT
    No matter how much changes in the new Nauvoo Market, manager Wayne Anderson says some things will stay the same. "It's really the same store, a hometown store with a new look to it," Anderson said. "It will be a great place to shop." Renovations converting the shuttered Duck's Foods into the market are nearing the halfway point with opening day for the new business sometime in April.
    No matter how much changes in the new Nauvoo Market, manager Wayne Anderson says some things will stay the same. "It's really the same store, a hometown store with a new look to it," Anderson said. "It will be a great place to shop." Renovations converting the shuttered Duck's Foods into the market are nearing the halfway point with opening day for the new business sometime in April.
  • Driver killed after vehicle hits tree in Hancock County

    Driver killed after vehicle hits tree in Hancock County

    Monday, March 23 2015 9:23 AM EDT2015-03-23 13:23:25 GMT
    One person died Sunday morning after a crash south of Dallas City. The name of the driver has not been released as officials await positive identification.
    One person died Sunday morning after a crash south of Dallas City. The name of the driver has not been released as officials await positive identification.
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  • Senior citizens Bible study series starts April 1

    Senior citizens Bible study series starts April 1

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:55 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:55:45 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Area senior adults are invited to a weekly Bible study beginning Wednesday morning, April 1, at McDonald's in Pittsfield. David and Charlotte Hamilton will lead the study for the eighth...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Area senior adults are invited to a weekly Bible study beginning Wednesday morning, April 1, at McDonald's in Pittsfield. David and Charlotte Hamilton will lead the study for the eighth...
  • Applications for annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities due April 1

    Applications for annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities due April 1

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:24 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:24:53 GMT
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paris Lions Club will hold the annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, at the Indian Creek Recreation Area....
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paris Lions Club will hold the annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, at the Indian Creek Recreation Area....
  • PACT Head Start accepting applications

    PACT Head Start accepting applications

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:23:13 GMT
    PACT Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 year for pregnant women and children from birth to age 4 who live in Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike,...
    PACT Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 year for pregnant women and children from birth to age 4 who live in Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike,...
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