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Quincy tree-planting program underway

Forty-nine trees for planting along Quincy rights of way are now on sale for $40 each. The annual tree planting program allows Quincy residents and business owners to buy trees for planting adjacent to their properties.

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Moore sees higher trash sticker costs as an option
Quincy News

Moore sees higher trash sticker costs as an option

Hikes in trash sticker fees were mentioned by Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore in an Illinois Issues story published this week about options for preventing budget deficits. Moore said he's not pushing any particular garbage and recycling change right now.

Aeronautics committee looks at costly runway repairs
Quincy News

Aeronautics committee looks at costly runway repairs

Runway upgrades that could cost more than $20 million might be required in the next few years at Quincy Regional Airport. The Quincy Aeronautics Committee heard about the potential projects Wednesday from Airport Manager Terrance Ward.

Warsaw to keep ambulance for at least six months
Illinois News

Warsaw to keep ambulance for at least six months

Hancock County EMS will station an advanced life support ambulance in Warsaw for the next six months as part of a one-year test that will compare its cost-effectiveness with that of an ambulance that will be stationed in Hamilton for six months.

Illinois News

Pittsfield to acquire, demolish former Mike's Tavern

The city of Pittsfield has reached an agreement with the Zoe Preservation Society to acquire the dilapidated tavern next to the former theater.

Quincy Aviation revamps airport operations
Quincy News

Quincy Aviation revamps airport operations

One longtime pilot who uses Quincy Regional Airport couldn't get over the $30,000 in physical upgrades going on inside the fixed-base operator offices.

Missouri News

Scotland County cited for a single infraction in recent state audit

A single "significant deficiency" was found in a recent state audit of Scotland County's finances.

Missouri News

Canton aldermen considering incentive plan to attract new police officers

The Canton Board of Aldermen is considering a program designed to encourage young police officers to work in the small community for at least three years."We've had difficulty attracting and retaining officers," Mayor Jarrod Phillips said this week.

Quincy Rotary Club makes last installment on Bill Klingner Trail pledge
Local Government

Quincy Rotary Club makes last installment on Bill Klingner Trail pledge

The Quincy Rotary Club pledged $108,000 to the Quincy Park Foundation in 2015 to cover the cost of the bridge on the new portion of the Klingner Trail between 12th and Fifth streets. Tuesday, it delivered the last check to meet -- and exceed -- that pledge.

Quincy local tax collections, state income tax payments down more than $500,000 so far this year
Quincy News

Quincy local tax collections, state income tax payments down more than $500,000 so far this year

Comptroller Sheri Ray said the city's sales tax, purchase tax and personal property replacement tax collections, and income tax payments from the state all have been coming in below expectations.