Mother pleads guilty to lesser charge in connection with daughter's shooting death
Police & Courts

Mother pleads guilty to lesser charge in connection with daughter's shooting death

The mother of a 7-year-old girl killed in an accidental shooting last spring in southeastern Adams County has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Karen L. Torres, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm without a firearm owners card.

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Local author shares life in 'Forgottonia' through his books
Illinois News

Local author shares life in 'Forgottonia' through his books

Macomb author Randy Sollenberger enjoys performing, telling stories and teaching people about growing up in a rural area. He's written various poems, songs and two books - with a third on the way - about Forgottonia.

Floods delay progress on new Meredosia bridge
Transportation

Floods delay progress on new Meredosia bridge

Progress on the new Ill. 104 bridge over the Illinois River at Meredosia has been delayed by a series of floods. Water is still more than halfway up barriers marking Halverson Construction's path below the bridge.

United Way volunteer honored with Governor's Service Award
Quincy News

United Way volunteer honored with Governor's Service Award

A volunteer with United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is one of 24 people from across Illinois to be honored with the Governor's Volunteer Service Award.

Composer stops in Quincy to debut piece, discuss importance of writing music
Quincy News

Composer stops in Quincy to debut piece, discuss importance of writing music

Stephanie Berg says hearing her compositions performed in concert for the first time never gets old. Her latest piece, "Ignite," commissioned by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, will have its world premiere during the QSO's April 29 concert.

YWCA event gives voice to the importance of helping others
Quincy News

YWCA event gives voice to the importance of helping others

Taking home an award from Friday night's A Voice for All Women event provided Carol Brockmiller with a good reminder of the work done by the Quincy YWCA and the importance of empowering women.

Multicounty agreement targets common health issues
Health

Multicounty agreement targets common health issues

The Adams County Board of Health moved forward Thursday night with a multi-county agreement designed to address common problems.

Log cabin workshop will help with restoration of Frazer Log Cabin
Quincy News

Log cabin workshop will help with restoration of Frazer Log Cabin

A workshop next week sponsored by the Friends of the Log Cabins will serve two purposes. It will teach participants on how to repair and restore log cabins, and it will help move forward with the disassembly of the Frazer Log Cabin to start the restoration of that structure.

Pike County artifact travels into space
Illinois News

Pike County artifact travels into space

A stone spear point from Pike County, Ill., has become one of the few archaeological artifacts to travel with an astronaut into space.

Changing focus: K of C Barbecue taking closer look at alcohol sales, expanding carnival
Quincy News

Changing focus: K of C Barbecue taking closer look at alcohol sales, expanding carnival

There could be some noticeable changes to this year's K of C Barbecue fundraiser. "We want to get back to being a fundraiser and not so much a social event," said Mark Holtschlag, grand knight of the Quincy Knights of Columbus.

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