State Chamber CEO: Illinois needs fiscal sanity
Quincy News

State Chamber CEO: Illinois needs fiscal sanity

Illinois needs to "return to fiscal sanity" and pass a balanced budget, the president and CEO of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce told a Quincy audience Friday at the annual business leaders breakfast for state Rep. Randy Frese, R-Paloma.

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Pike County lodges recognized on statewide lists
Illinois News

Pike County lodges recognized on statewide lists

Harpole's Heartland Lodge ranked ninth on Best of Illinois' top 15 most romantic places in Illinois. Sprague's Kinderhook Lodge was referenced in OnlyInYourState.com's list of "11 Small Towns in Rural Illinois that are Downright Delightful."

Quincy News

Local business participation boosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

Andrea Murray, program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois. watched teams from local businesses bowling in support of the organization Friday during the first leg of this year's Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser.

Judge orders release of Illinois legislators' paychecks despite budget impasse
Illinois News

Judge orders release of Illinois legislators' paychecks despite budget impasse

A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget, which has caused a pileup of more than $12.8 billion worth of unpaid bills.

Illinois municipalties seeing contested mayoral elections
Elections

Illinois municipalties seeing contested mayoral elections

A friendly rivalry has developed in Mount Sterling's mayoral race. Independent candidates Matthew Bradbury and Emily Buss have worked together before.

Local Government

Four candidates remain in Hancock County EMS director search

The Hancock County Board discussed the possibility of bringing in an outside company to run the county's ambulance service during its board meeting Tuesday night.

Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout
Quincy News

Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout

A test Thursday morning of the voting machines in Adams County went smoothly. "Everybody wants to know that their vote did count and that it counted right," county Clerk Chuck Venvertloh said. He hopes the high level of engagement in politics now translates into a better voter turnout in the April 4 election.

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Pittsfield removes boat motor limit on Lake Pittsfield

The Pittsfield City Council has approved a measure that removes the limit on the size of boat motors on Lake Pittsfield. Under the new ordinance, approved Tuesday night, boats with motors of any size will be allowed on the lake.

Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public
Illinois News

Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public

Two consecutive meetings are scheduled with the intention of garnering attention for the new Adams County Jail from local contractors and community members.

Illinois News

Ameren assistance program keeps people warm, current on bills

The Energy Assistance Foundation's Warm Neighbors Cool Friends program keeps people warm through the winter. Susan Sams, the Energy Assistance Foundation executive director, made several stops Wednesday in Quincy to raise awareness of the program.

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