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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Saturday
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  • 82°
  • 66°

Clouds giving way to sun

Sunday
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  • 86°
  • 66°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 89°
  • 67°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 89°
  • 70°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 90°
  • 71°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 88°
  • 63°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 88°
  • 65°

Sunny

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 77°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:40 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:51 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Saturday
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  • 79°
  • 62°

Scattered thunderstorms

Sunday
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  • 86°
  • 63°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 88°
  • 65°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
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  • 89°
  • 65°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 90°
  • 66°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 92°
  • 65°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 90°
  • 64°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: WSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:26:57 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:31 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Saturday
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  • 80°
  • 66°

Scattered thunderstorms

Sunday
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  • 86°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 90°
  • 67°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
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  • 91°
  • 67°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 91°
  • 68°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 92°
  • 67°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 91°
  • 67°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 79°(Feels like 81°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:28:33 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:00 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Saturday
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  • 82°
  • 67°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Sunday
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  • 88°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 91°
  • 68°

A few clouds

Tuesday
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  • 92°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 92°
  • 68°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 93°
  • 68°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 92°
  • 68°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 81°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:08 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:47 pm
  • Humidity: 54
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

Regional Conditions

Quincy
77°
Macomb
75°
Pittsfield
79°
Hannibal
81°

QHS higher, QND lower, state stays same on ACT scores

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Quincy High School students performed slightly better, Quincy Notre Dame students performed slightly worse and students across Illinois who graduated in 2015 had the same score on the American College Test as the 2014 graduating class. The statewide composite score of 20.7 fell just shy of the national average of 21. The test is graded on a 36-point scale. More>>

Jobless figures show strong, steady economy in Western Illinois, Northeast Missouri

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Adams County's unemployment rate in July was 4.7 percent, down from 5.6 percent a year ago. Marcel Wagner Jr., president of the Great River Economic Development Foundationn, sees that improvement as an indication that employers and the local economy are doing well. More>>

Two confirmed dead from Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Illinois Veterans Home

Updated:

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home have died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Both had underlying medical conditions, a news release from the Department of Veterans Affairs said. So far, 23 residents at the home have tested positive and are being treated for the illness.  More>>

Grant will fund health clinics in Quincy for poor, elderly

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A $650,000 federal grant announced Friday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will establish clinic and satellite clinics in Quincy to help poor, elderly and underserved people. Preferred Family Healthcare will be the provider. PFH President Mike Schwend hopes to have a clinic open in 90 to 120 days at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York. He expects it will be staffed by 7 to 10 people in the first year and could grow to three times that size over time. More>>

Group organizes golf event with goal of taking over Canton course

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A nonprofit organization with an eye toward reopening the Lewis County golf course it once managed has scheduled a fundraising event for Saturday and Sunday. More>>

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  • Transitional kindergarten program creates decline at four K-3 schools

    Transitional kindergarten program creates decline at four K-3 schools

    Friday, August 28 2015 5:45 PM EDT2015-08-28 21:45:07 GMT
    The Quincy School District's enrollment has grown by five students since last year, but one small change has skewed the numbers a little at the elementary level.
    The Quincy School District's enrollment has grown by five students since last year, but one small change has skewed the numbers a little at the elementary level.
  • Large freshman class behind surge in QND enrollment

    Large freshman class behind surge in QND enrollment

    Friday, August 28 2015 4:44 PM EDT2015-08-28 20:44:32 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame High School's surge in enrollment continues as it welcomes the largest freshman class in more than a decade.The school on Friday announced its enrollment this year ballooned 4.4 percent to 430 students, up from 412 a year ago. It's the third year out of four in which the school has seen increased enrollment after it dipped to a low of 387 students in 2011-12.
    Quincy Notre Dame High School's surge in enrollment continues as it welcomes the largest freshman class in more than a decade.The school on Friday announced its enrollment this year ballooned 4.4 percent to 430 students, up from 412 a year ago. It's the third year out of four in which the school has seen increased enrollment after it dipped to a low of 387 students in 2011-12.
  • Hancock County teen gets chance to make music video through Make-A-Wish

    Hancock County teen gets chance to make music video through Make-A-Wish

    Friday, August 28 2015 3:35 PM EDT2015-08-28 19:35:18 GMT
    Mateo Martinez dreams of making music as a professional, and part of that dream became a reality Thursday thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Martinez, an 18-year-old graduate of Illini West High School in Carthage, was treated to a free recording session at Reed Promotional Media in Quincy. He was featured performing his original song, "The Youngest of Cliches," in a music video that will be sent to a music producer for consideration.
    Mateo Martinez dreams of making music as a professional, and part of that dream became a reality Thursday thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Martinez, an 18-year-old graduate of Illini West High School in Carthage, was treated to a free recording session at Reed Promotional Media in Quincy. He was featured performing his original song, "The Youngest of Cliches," in a music video that will be sent to a music producer for consideration.
  • Farmers still unsure how best to handle WOTUS rule

    Farmers still unsure how best to handle WOTUS rule

    Friday, August 28 2015 12:33 PM EDT2015-08-28 16:33:24 GMT
    A new federal rule may have David Gay thinking twice about typical practices on his farm. The new Waters of the U.S. rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers goes into effect Friday in some states, including Illinois, and many commonplace farming practices may result in "discharges" of "pollutants" that require a Clean Water Act permit.
    A new federal rule may have David Gay thinking twice about typical practices on his farm. The new Waters of the U.S. rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers goes into effect Friday in some states, including Illinois, and many commonplace farming practices may result in "discharges" of "pollutants" that require a Clean Water Act permit.
  • Gas leak forces evacuation of middle school in Clark County

    Gas leak forces evacuation of middle school in Clark County

    Friday, August 28 2015 9:39 AM EDT2015-08-28 13:39:50 GMT
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- A gas leak at a house across from Clark County R-1 Middle School prompted an evacuation of the school and neighboring homes Thursday morning. Superintendent Ritchie Kracht said the district was...
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- A gas leak at a house across from Clark County R-1 Middle School prompted an evacuation of the school and neighboring homes Thursday morning. Superintendent Ritchie Kracht said the district was...
  • School Board sets goals at lengthy meeting Thursday night

    School Board sets goals at lengthy meeting Thursday night

    Friday, August 28 2015 9:38 AM EDT2015-08-28 13:38:13 GMT
    The Quincy School Board huddled for four hours Thursday night to set a series of goals. Student achievement became the board's No. 1 priority.
    The Quincy School Board huddled for four hours Thursday night to set a series of goals. Student achievement became the board's No. 1 priority.
  • Canton mayor: Police need time to 'wrap their head around' shooting

    Canton mayor: Police need time to 'wrap their head around' shooting

    Thursday, August 27 2015 10:56 PM EDT2015-08-28 02:56:55 GMT
    Jarrod Phillips' first thought was that someone in downtown Canton on Wednesday night had ignited some firecrackers.
    Jarrod Phillips' first thought was that someone in downtown Canton on Wednesday night had ignited some firecrackers.
  • New Salvation Army Family Store offers a sneak peek

    New Salvation Army Family Store offers a sneak peek

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:41 PM EDT2015-08-28 01:41:02 GMT
    On a day when smiles were commonplace, Patty Douglas found herself trying to hold back the tears.Douglas was one of the Salvation Army officials on hand for a brief, soft opening Thursday night of the new Family Store at 425 Broadway.
    On a day when smiles were commonplace, Patty Douglas found herself trying to hold back the tears.Douglas was one of the Salvation Army officials on hand for a brief, soft opening Thursday night of the new Family Store at 425 Broadway.
  • Eight cases of Legionnaires disease confirmed at Illinois Veterans Home

    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease confirmed at Illinois Veterans Home

    Thursday, August 27 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-08-27 22:20:43 GMT
    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease have been confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home. Shay Drummond, director of clinical and environmental services at the Adams County Health Department, told The Herald-Whig no deaths have been connected with the disease, which can be especially devastating to older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems.
    Eight cases of Legionnaires disease have been confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home. Shay Drummond, director of clinical and environmental services at the Adams County Health Department, told The Herald-Whig no deaths have been connected with the disease, which can be especially devastating to older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems.
  • City seeking bids for tree cleanup, infrastructure repairs needed from windstorm

    City seeking bids for tree cleanup, infrastructure repairs needed from windstorm

    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:48 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:48:57 GMT
    The city of Quincy requested two bids Wednesday to finish cleanup and make infrastructure repairs resulting from the July 13 windstorm.Companies have until Sept. 9 to submit bids for sidewalk, gutter and curb replacement. That deadline also applies for storm-damaged tree removal or trimming.
    The city of Quincy requested two bids Wednesday to finish cleanup and make infrastructure repairs resulting from the July 13 windstorm.Companies have until Sept. 9 to submit bids for sidewalk, gutter and curb replacement. That deadline also applies for storm-damaged tree removal or trimming.
  • Quincy Promise funding almost covered for four-year pilot program

    Quincy Promise funding almost covered for four-year pilot program

    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:48 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:48:35 GMT
    Most of the funding of the four-year pilot Quincy Promise program is already in place.Mayor Kyle Moore said the program is expected to cost $300,000, and $250,000 has been raised. The program allows students to pursue specific career and technical programs at John Wood Community College that would provide skills needed to fill positions at local companies in sectors such as manufacturing, health care and agriculture. 
    Most of the funding of the four-year pilot Quincy Promise program is already in place.Mayor Kyle Moore said the program is expected to cost $300,000, and $250,000 has been raised. The program allows students to pursue specific career and technical programs at John Wood Community College that would provide skills needed to fill positions at local companies in sectors such as manufacturing, health care and agriculture. 
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  • Planning continues for tourism grant funds

    Planning continues for tourism grant funds

    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:15 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:15:35 GMT
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority received an update Wednesday from Rob Ebbing, executive director of the Oakley-Lindsay Center, on the plan that was approved in April to put more "heads in beds" and in turn generate more hotel-motel tax. The authority agreed to earmark $18,000 for grants from the hotel-motel tax for the grant program.
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority received an update Wednesday from Rob Ebbing, executive director of the Oakley-Lindsay Center, on the plan that was approved in April to put more "heads in beds" and in turn generate more hotel-motel tax. The authority agreed to earmark $18,000 for grants from the hotel-motel tax for the grant program.
  • Blunt says competition for veterans' health care choices would be good

    Blunt says competition for veterans' health care choices would be good

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:43 PM EDT2015-08-27 16:43:10 GMT
    Missouri U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, center, speaks with Hannibal American Legion Post 55 member Larry Craig, left, and past Commander Mike Riney after a session Wednesday at the Legion Post. | H-W Photo/Alyse ThompsonMissouri U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, center, speaks with Hannibal American Legion Post 55 member Larry Craig, left, and past Commander Mike Riney after a session Wednesday at the Legion Post. | H-W Photo/Alyse Thompson
    Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday says veterans should have health care choices beyond the services provided by Veterans Health Administration hospitals and clinics.The Republican legislator addressed a group of 25 veterans and community leaders at American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal before launching into a question-and-and answer session.
    Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday says veterans should have health care choices beyond the services provided by Veterans Health Administration hospitals and clinics.The Republican legislator addressed a group of 25 veterans and community leaders at American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal before launching into a question-and-and answer session.
  • Antiques Appraiser: Event at Quincy Public Library offers look into family past

    Antiques Appraiser: Event at Quincy Public Library offers look into family past

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:21 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:21:52 GMT
    Antiques expert Mark Moran appraises many items, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, toys, costume jewelry, books and sports memorabilia. He reviewed items in front of a crowd of about 75 people Wednesday at the Quincy Public Library.
    Antiques expert Mark Moran appraises many items, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, toys, costume jewelry, books and sports memorabilia. He reviewed items in front of a crowd of about 75 people Wednesday at the Quincy Public Library.
  • Second-degree murder charges filed against Hannibal man

    Second-degree murder charges filed against Hannibal man

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:00 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:00:56 GMT
    A Hannibal man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in Blankenship’s death — 10 days after she was found. Travis Lane, 49, was charged by Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.
    A Hannibal man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in Blankenship’s death — 10 days after she was found. Travis Lane, 49, was charged by Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.
  • Durham man seriously injured in shooting involving Canton police chief

    Durham man seriously injured in shooting involving Canton police chief

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:49 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:49:53 GMT
    Canton police officers shot a man multiple times Wednesday after he pulled a small-caliber gun on Police Chief Ryan Crandell. Timothy S. Sutton, 28, of Durham, underwent surgery late Wednesday night at Blessing Hospital in Quincy Ill., for life-threatening injuries after the shooting that occurred at 6:45 p.m. outside City Hall in downtown Canton.
    Canton police officers shot a man multiple times Wednesday after he pulled a small-caliber gun on Police Chief Ryan Crandell. Timothy S. Sutton, 28, of Durham, underwent surgery late Wednesday night at Blessing Hospital in Quincy Ill., for life-threatening injuries after the shooting that occurred at 6:45 p.m. outside City Hall in downtown Canton.
  • LaHood, Mellon face off over economy in Wednesday debate

    LaHood, Mellon face off over economy in Wednesday debate

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:44:24 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two candidates seeking to serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's term offered up during a debate Wednesday different views about how to improve the economy of the 18th Congressional District. 
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two candidates seeking to serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's term offered up during a debate Wednesday different views about how to improve the economy of the 18th Congressional District. 
  • QU Fund targets record $1.1 million

    QU Fund targets record $1.1 million

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:36 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:36:55 GMT
    Quincy University wants to raise a record $1.1 million through its annual fund drive.
    Quincy University wants to raise a record $1.1 million through its annual fund drive.
  • Quincy teachers to get professional development through 'Focus Schools' program

    Quincy teachers to get professional development through 'Focus Schools' program

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-08-26 21:56:04 GMT
    Julie StratmanJulie Stratman
    The state of Illinois will provide extra professional development to all interested teachers in the Quincy School District because two elementary schools lagged on state tests over a three-year period.
    The state of Illinois will provide extra professional development to all interested teachers in the Quincy School District because two elementary schools lagged on state tests over a three-year period.
  • Plan Commission seeks revisions in ordinance on domestic violence centers, homeless shelters

    Plan Commission seeks revisions in ordinance on domestic violence centers, homeless shelters

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-08-26 20:41:50 GMT
    A proposed ordinance dealing with domestic violence centers and homeless shelters will be revised before it comes back to the Quincy Plan Commission for further review.
    A proposed ordinance dealing with domestic violence centers and homeless shelters will be revised before it comes back to the Quincy Plan Commission for further review.
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  • Curriculum night for parents Sept. 3 at QHS

    Curriculum night for parents Sept. 3 at QHS

    Saturday, August 29 2015 1:07 AM EDT2015-08-29 05:07:51 GMT
    Parents are invited to Quincy High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, to follow their student's schedule. 
    Parents are invited to Quincy High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, to follow their student's schedule. 
  • QHS to hold auditions for fall musical

    QHS to hold auditions for fall musical

    Saturday, August 29 2015 1:06 AM EDT2015-08-29 05:06:44 GMT
    Auditions for the annual Quincy Senior High fall musical will be held at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the QHS Choir Room. 
    Auditions for the annual Quincy Senior High fall musical will be held at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the QHS Choir Room. 
  • Orr Beef Center sets field day

    Orr Beef Center sets field day

    Saturday, August 29 2015 1:05 AM EDT2015-08-29 05:05:36 GMT
    The Orr Beef Research Center field day will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2. The program begins at 5 p.m. with a meal at the John Wood Community College Ag Center on Ill. 104 near Perry. 
    The Orr Beef Research Center field day will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2. The program begins at 5 p.m. with a meal at the John Wood Community College Ag Center on Ill. 104 near Perry. 
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  • Your Turn with ... Chris Reichert

    Your Turn with ... Chris Reichert

    Sunday, August 23 2015 1:17 AM EDT2015-08-23 05:17:47 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher! I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I loved school when I was little and had great teachers who modeled the love of teaching. My favorite moments are when...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher! I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I loved school when I was little and had great teachers who modeled the love of teaching. My favorite moments are when...
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