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Two aldermen leave committees after disagreements

Tom Ernst, R-3, handed out copies of an email he said showed blatant disregard for his input as chairman of the Quincy Aeronautics Committee in announcing his resignation from the committee Monday.

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Hancock County hiring event set for Sept. 13

Several organizations will come together to host a hiring event in Carthage Thursday, Sept. 13.

Challenge accepted: Marion, Adams County Sheriff's Department release lip sync videos
Police & Courts

Challenge accepted: Marion, Adams County Sheriff's Department release lip sync videos

The Marion County Sheriff's Department on Thursday released its version of the viral lip sync challenge. Less than 24 hours later, the Adams County Sheriff's Department got in on the act.

Council OKs nightclub permit for former Irene's Cabaret, wayfinding sign installation
Illinois News

Council OKs nightclub permit for former Irene's Cabaret, wayfinding sign installation

A nightclub permit at the former Irene's Cabaret and approval of 15 wayfinding signs on the perimeter of the central business district were approved Monday night by 8-6 votes of the Quincy City Council.

Murder trial of Hancock County teen to start Sept. 10
Police & Courts

Murder trial of Hancock County teen to start Sept. 10

The trial of a Hamilton teen in connection with the New Year's Day fatal shooting of a LaHarpe woman remains on the September jury trial docket.

Rauner says improvements at Illinois Veterans Home moving at quick pace
Quincy News

Rauner says improvements at Illinois Veterans Home moving at quick pace

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says efforts to upgrade the Illinois Veterans Home in response to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak are moving along at an accelerated pace.

New photo exhibit shows starkness of local homelessness
Quincy News

New photo exhibit shows starkness of local homelessness

A photojournalism project focusing on Quincy families who are homeless or living in poverty was unveiled to the public Saturday night. The walls inside Washington Theater’s cavernous auditorium were papered with more than 100 13-by-19-inch black-and-white photographs depicting joyful, sad and frightful moments in the lives of 25 struggling families.

Mother-in-law of Week 12 Lookin' Good winner predicted that renovated backyard would be a winner
Illinois News

Mother-in-law of Week 12 Lookin' Good winner predicted that renovated backyard would be a winner

Genny Schaffer's mother-in-law took one look at Schaffer's renovated backyard and knew Schaffer had a winning design on her hand. So Schaffer submitted them to The Herald-Whig and First Bankers Trust's 30th annual Lookin' Good contest.

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Pittsfield police say report of attempted child abduction unsubstantiated

The Pittsfield Police Department investigated a report of a possible attempted child abduction, but the report proved to be unsubstantiated.

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Hamilton first responders pull man from submerged truck in river

Hancock County first responders on Saturday rescued a man from a truck submerged in the Mississippi River.

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