Illinois House vote on school-veto override set for Aug. 23
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Illinois House vote on school-veto override set for Aug. 23

The Illinois House speaker says the chamber will take a vote next week on overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding plan. House Democrats called a vote Wednesday on legislation that incorporates the changes Rauner wants made in order to gauge support for his ideas. The legislation failed.

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Adams County Board hires executive assistant

The Adams County Board has hired a go-between to foster continuity among the county's offices, department heads and the board. Sue Hester of Golden was hired after the board went into executive session for 30 minutes Tuesday night.

Warrant issued for Quincy mom charged in son's drowning after she skips status hearing
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Warrant issued for Quincy mom charged in son's drowning after she skips status hearing

A warrant was issued after a Quincy woman charged in connection with the 2016 drowning death of her toddler son did not appear for a status hearing Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Amtrak urging train riders to visit Quincy to see partial eclipse
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Amtrak urging train riders to visit Quincy to see partial eclipse

Amtrak is pitching round-trip train rides to Quincy so Chicago-area residents can see the partial eclipse Monday before taking the train back home that night.

Ethan's Rodeo honors boy's memory, benefits childhood cancer research
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Ethan's Rodeo honors boy's memory, benefits childhood cancer research

The eighth annual Ethan's Rodeo, held in honor of a young cowboy who fought childhood cancer, will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon.

Ameren equips trucks with mobile defibrillators
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Ameren equips trucks with mobile defibrillators

A new Ameren Illinois initiative has equipped several local trucks with the device that saved the life of one of its employees in 2014. The utility has equipped 239 of its trucks across the state -- five in Quincy -- with automated external defibrillators.

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Former school janitor arrested for child pornography

A former Warsaw School District janitor was arrested on child pornography charges in July.

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Illinois Senate overrides school-funding veto

The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chica

Plaques unveiled to recognize those who helped set up one-room schoolhouse museum
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Plaques unveiled to recognize those who helped set up one-room schoolhouse museum

Visitors to the one-room schoolhouse museum at the Adams County Fairgrounds will notice a couple new items upon their next visit. The Retired Teachers Association unveiled two new plaques at the site's entrance Sunday.

Frank Lloyd Wright-style house opens for tours in Camp Point
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Frank Lloyd Wright-style house opens for tours in Camp Point

The owner of a historic Frank Lloyd Wright-style home in Camp Point opened her house for tours for the first time Sunday in honor of its centennial. "The house is 100 years old, and it needed a birthday celebration," owner Peggy Houston said.

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