Quincy News

Jail Committee cuts over $1.5 million from new jail estimate overnight

The design estimate for the new Adams County Jail is essentially back on track, with the Jail Exploratory Committee tweaking the design Wednesday to bring the estimated cost to $635,000 over its target $29.2 million.

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Extra hours for twilight fee helps Westview increase rounds played in 2016

The expanded hours in which golfers can pay a $25 twilight fee for all-you-can-play rounds at Westview Golf Course is showing dividends for the Quincy Park District.

Chamber Business Hall of Fame inductees shared love of community
Business

Chamber Business Hall of Fame inductees shared love of community

Vision, drive and love of community were the common traits of three business leaders who were inducted posthumously into the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Quincy News

Cafe an instant hit at Quincy Senior Center

QUINCY -- A crowd was waiting when Cafe 639 opened in the Quincy Senior and Family Center on Wednesday. Peggy Fritz and Barb Bechtold sampled soup and looked forward to coming back for food, games and activities. Cafe 639, named because of the center's add

Plea hearing continued for Collinsville man facing burglary charges
Police & Courts

Plea hearing continued for Collinsville man facing burglary charges

A hearing for a Collinsville man who was expected to enter a new plea on seven counts of burglary was continued Wednesday.

Federal jury convicts Quincy resident of insurance fraud
Police & Courts

Federal jury convicts Quincy resident of insurance fraud

Quincy resident Dean Mowen was found guilty Wednesday for his involvement in an insurance fraud scheme. A federal jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning guilty verdicts on all counts against Mowen, 53.

Crossing guards would have been collateral damage in QF strike
Education

Crossing guards would have been collateral damage in QF strike

Darlene Herman is known around Quincy Junior High for her smile and upbeat attitude. The crossing guard at 14th and Maine, Herman was sure the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel would be going on strike Tuesday.

Adams County approved for cameras in the courtroom
Police & Courts

Adams County approved for cameras in the courtroom

Adams County will be the first county in the Eighth Judicial Circuit to allow cameras in the courtroom.

Quincy Public Library opens branch at County Market
Quincy News

Quincy Public Library opens branch at County Market

The Quincy Public Library is starting off 2017 by checking off one of its long sought goals: establish a branch location.

Union starts to vote on contract proposal
Education

Union starts to vote on contract proposal

Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel heard details and started voting Tuesday night on a tentative contract agreement with the Quincy School Board that offers a creative alternative for a salary increase.