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Smart upgrades trim utility costs for Oakley-Lindsay Center

QUINCY -- Upgrades in lighting, heating and cooling systems at the Oakley-Lindsay Center are paying off with lower utility bills. Rob Ebbing, the OLC's executive director, said annual utility bills have fallen from $123,891 eight years ago to $76,222 last

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Hancock County Board balks at taking deed to former Hancock County Jail
Local Government

Hancock County Board balks at taking deed to former Hancock County Jail

The dissolution of the Hancock County Historic Preservation Association has left the Hancock County Board unsure about what to do with the former Hancock County Jail, the oldest building on Carthage's square.

Local Government

Canton to host town hall meeting to review survey results

The city of Canton will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 1 to review the results of a recent community survey. The meeting will take place in the media room at Canton High School, 200 S. Fourth St.

New Hannibal ordinance would allow businesses on Broadway to serve liquor outdoors
Local Government

New Hannibal ordinance would allow businesses on Broadway to serve liquor outdoors

The Hannibal City Council is OK with expanding the downtown area where businesses can apply for licenses to serve liquor outdoors after one business on Broadway was mistakenly issued one.

Local Government

Hannibal BPW directors choose carbon filtration system to filter drinking water

After months of hearing the pros and cons of employe a granulated activated carbon or reverse osmosis system to filter Hannibal's drinking water, Hannibal Board of Public Works directors made a decision Tuesday: granulated activated carbon.

Quincy City Council gets feedback on solutions for budget shortfall
Local Government

Quincy City Council gets feedback on solutions for budget shortfall

Quincy aldermen weighed a number of options Tuesday to close a budget shortfall expected this year and next, among them an end to city garbage and recycling collection, increased city fees, and a hike in the home rule sales tax.

Local Government

Marion County buys 'signature pads' for voter sign-in at polling places

Marion County voters will notice a few changes when they arrive at their polling places to cast ballots in future elections. Starting with the April 3 municipal elections, voters will sign in at polling places using electronic "signature pads."

Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas
Illinois News

Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas

Banks in rural Illinois can access $500 million from a state program to help provide low-interest loans. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was at the Adams County Farm Bureau office Monday to promote the program, called Community Uplift.

Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test
Education

Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test

Do you know how many U.S. senators there are, amendments in the Constitution, or who is in charge of the executive branch? Those are the types of questions higher education students would be required to answer in order to graduate if a Missouri lawmaker's

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future
Quincy News

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future

Big things are happening in Quincy, with more than $109 million in private sector construction projects, and there could be bigger things ahead, Mayor Kyle Moore told members of the Exchange Club Friday.