K-5 staff, families begin building relationships ahead of school year
Education

K-5 staff, families begin building relationships ahead of school year

Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal Brian Trowbridge introduced himself dozens of times as K-5 students and their families headed back to school for Monday's Meet the Teacher Night.

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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.

Security features 'so much better' in new schools
Education

Security features 'so much better' in new schools

While highlighting a list of security features in the brand-new Col. George J. Iles Elementary School, Dan Arns stops to note what may be the most important deterrent of all.

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.

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.

Quincy business growing vertical
Quincy News

Quincy business growing vertical

Barb Wehmer has a suggestion when space is short but gardening interest isn't. Try a vertical garden.

Education

QPS offers parent buses for K-5 school events

Quincy Public Schools will offer transportation to families for special events in the new K-5 learning communities, beginning with Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, Aug. 20.

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.

Your Turn/Erica Shupe
Your Turn

Your Turn/Erica Shupe

Erica Shupe, 38, is owner of Thyme Square Bakery and Cafe, board president of the District, and chairman of the Quincy Farmers Market. She and her husband, Cory, have a 5-year-old daughter, Leah, and an almost 3-year-old son, Adam. But their first baby is 8-year-old Thyme Square Cafe.

United Way boosts Adams County's most valuable asset -- its people
Quincy News

United Way boosts Adams County's most valuable asset -- its people

Mark Tyrpin did not have to think twice about why he is involved with the United Way of Adams County. "Because at the end of the day, there are a lot of families who are helped," Tyrpin said.