News - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

  • BREAKING NEWSMore>>

  • Police: Human remains found behind Oak Street Mall

    Police: Human remains found behind Oak Street Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:45:23 GMT
    A man out looking for his dog Wednesday night reported finding human remains in the area north of Slumberland in the Oak Street Mall, 5009 Oak. Lt. Dina Dreyer said the remains have been identified as a male, but no name will be released until a positive identification is made.
    A man out looking for his dog Wednesday night reported finding human remains in the area north of Slumberland in the Oak Street Mall, 5009 Oak. Lt. Dina Dreyer said the remains have been identified as a male, but no name will be released until a positive identification is made.

Weather

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 46°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 50°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 54°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 62°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 51°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 43°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 51°(Feels like 45°)
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: NNW @ 21 mph, gusting to 28 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:09
  • Sunset: 19:52
  • Humidity: 100%
  • UV Index: 4.00

7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 46°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 51°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 54°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 61°

T-Storms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 51°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 44°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Currently in Jacksonville as of

  • 54°(Feels like 50°)
  • Drizzle
  • Wind: WNW @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.68 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:09
  • Sunset: 19:49
  • Humidity: 95%
  • UV Index: 5.00

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 47°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 50°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 55°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 50°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 45°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 54°(Feels like 49°)
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: NW @ 15 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:12
  • Sunset: 19:51
  • Humidity: 87%
  • UV Index: 7.00

7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 45°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 50°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 58°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 50°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 42°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 51°(Feels like 45°)
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: NNW @ 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:13
  • Sunset: 19:53
  • Humidity: 92%
  • UV Index: 8.00

7-Day Forecast: Kirksville

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 42°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 47°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 57°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 55°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 47°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 41°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 36°

Cloudy

Currently in Kirksville as of

  • 50°(Feels like 46°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:18
  • Sunset: 19:59
  • Humidity: 86%
  • UV Index: 10.00

7-Day Forecast: Keokuk Municipal

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 46°

Clear

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 56°

T-Storms

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 52°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 43°

Cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Currently in Keokuk as of

  • 50°(Feels like 45°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph, gusting to 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:13
  • Sunset: 19:55
  • Humidity: 87%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Regional Conditions

Macomb
51°
Jacksonville
54°
Pittsfield
54°
Quincy
51°
Kirksville
50°
Keokuk
50°

Quincy city officials admit error on firefighter contract vote

Updated:

A one-year contract with the bargaining unit representing Quincy firefighters is in jeopardy because it was not ratified Monday night as city officials believed. More>>

Award offered for information about vandalized tombstone in Calvary Cemetery

Updated:

A large granite tombstone recently was found vandalized in Calvary Cemetery at 1730 N. 18th at the gravesite of a Quincy man who lost his battle to cancer. The customized stone was a memorial to Blake Genenbacher, 21, who died Aug. 26, 2013. His family is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who committed the damage. The Quincy Police Department and Blake's parents, Tim and Chris Genenbacher, are asking for assistance from anyon... More>>

Quincy 2014-15 school calendar's early Wednesday release plan draws skepticism

Updated:

The Quincy School Board has tentatively adopted a school calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, but a proposed change could get tossed out. A newly formed Calendar Committee comprising school administrators and teachers... More>>

Ameren Illinois recognizes Quincy businesses' energy-efficiency efforts

Updated:

Ameren Illinois has recognized the city of Quincy for investments that businesses in town have made to save on energy costs. Ameren Illinois' Most Progressive City Award is presented to one community in each of the... More>>

Graves talks education in Hannibal, slams Common Core

Updated:

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio does not think Missouri should have adopted Common Core educational standards. "It's another federal initiative to try to make a one-size fits all, and that doesn't work," he said Wednesday during a visit to Hannibal. "It doesn't work in rural school districts. Rural school districts aren't the same as urban districts in Chicago.
More>>

Woman who saved Veterans Home resident receives letter from governor recognizing heroism

Updated:

Abby Hively of Quincy has received a letter of appreciation from Gov. Pat Quinn and a framed certificate from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs for saving the life of a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home on April 18. "It is often said that one person can make a difference," the letter says. "What you did last week made the ultimate difference for the man you rescued, and it will be remembered by all who know of it for years to come." More>>

Hancock group raising money for cancer patients, research

Updated:

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- A new Hancock County organization wants to help people with cancer. Organizers of Hancock County Fights Cancer are raising money to help patients and fund research -- without ties to Relay for Life or... More>>

Sick-time buyback proposal takes backseat as contract negotiations continue

Updated:

Changes to sick-time buyback payments for city non-union employees is on hold until all union contracts are finalized. The city's Personnel Committee tabled a proposal to eliminate the buyback program in February and... More>>

Quinn: $60 million for Center for Performing Arts an investment in WIU's future

Updated:

A concept decades in the making started to become reality on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told a packed house inside the Western Illinois University student union that he was releasing $60 million in capital investment funds so the university can build a Center for Performing Arts. More>>

Quincy's prekindergarten program gets state funding for another year

Updated:

The Quincy School District’s prekindergarten program will remain intact for at least another year. Julie Schuckman, director of early childhood education, announced at Wednesday’s School Board meeting that the Illinois State Board of Education has tentatively approved funding the program at the same $575,000 level next school year. More>>

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:55:39 GMT
    CHICAGO -- Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.
    CHICAGO -- Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.
  • Study: 45 percent of contractors dealt with crashes in highway work zones last year

    Study: 45 percent of contractors dealt with crashes in highway work zones last year

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:36:06 GMT
    Work zone crashes are a national problem. A study by the Associated General Contractors of America indicates that 45 percent of contractors had crashes in a work zone during the past year. "There is little margin for error when you work within a few inches of thousands of fast-moving vehicles," said Tom Case, chairman of the AGC's national highway and transportation division.
    Work zone crashes are a national problem. A study by the Associated General Contractors of America indicates that 45 percent of contractors had crashes in a work zone during the past year. "There is little margin for error when you work within a few inches of thousands of fast-moving vehicles," said Tom Case, chairman of the AGC's national highway and transportation division.
  • Hannibal seeking bids for newest home built by students

    Hannibal seeking bids for newest home built by students

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:13:01 GMT
    The harsh winter slowed their pace, but Hannibal High School students are still chugging away at completing the latest home being built through the building trades program. Students in the program at the Hannibal Career and Technical Center have been working on the nearly 1,800-square-foot house for two years.
    The harsh winter slowed their pace, but Hannibal High School students are still chugging away at completing the latest home being built through the building trades program. Students in the program at the Hannibal Career and Technical Center have been working on the nearly 1,800-square-foot house for two years. The Hannibal School District is seeking bids for the home.
  • YOUR TOWN: Carthage 'boot camp' teaches golf basics

    YOUR TOWN: Carthage 'boot camp' teaches golf basics

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:25:53 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Suzan Stott remembers golfing with her mom and grandma. It was a one-time event. "I shot a really good drive, then it took me about 20 to get it in the hole. They said never again," Stott said. "They...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Suzan Stott remembers golfing with her mom and grandma. It was a one-time event. "I shot a really good drive, then it took me about 20 to get it in the hole. They said never again," Stott said. "They...
  • City reaches deal with firefighters to prevent temporary station closures

    City reaches deal with firefighters to prevent temporary station closures

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:10:47 GMT
    Quincy firefighters will get a 1 percent raise after the city of Quincy reached a one-year deal with Firefighters Local 63 that also prevents layoffs and temporary station closures. The deal barely passed muster Monday night, with Mayor Kyle Moore casting a tie-breaking vote.
    Quincy firefighters will get a 1 percent raise after the city of Quincy reached a one-year deal with Firefighters Local 63 that also prevents layoffs and temporary station closures. The deal barely passed muster Monday night, with Mayor Kyle Moore casting a tie-breaking vote.
  • Sullivan talks taxes with business leaders during Quincy visit

    Sullivan talks taxes with business leaders during Quincy visit

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:28:46 GMT
    Sen. John Sullivan is unsure how he will vote when it comes to making a decision about Illinois' temporary tax increase. "I'm not going to make my decision until I have all of the figures and facts in front of...
    Sen. John Sullivan is unsure how he will vote when it comes to making a decision about Illinois' temporary tax increase. "I'm not going to make my decision until I have all of the figures and facts in front of...
  • Community residents can share bucket list on 'Before I Die Wall'

    Community residents can share bucket list on 'Before I Die Wall'

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:31:53 GMT
    What do you want to accomplish before you die? Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care will give area residents a chance to answer that question by erecting a "Before I Die" wall later this month in downtown Quincy. ...
    What do you want to accomplish before you die? Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care will give area residents a chance to answer that question by erecting a "Before I Die" wall later this month in downtown Quincy. ...
  • Quincy retail sales hit record in 2013, though sales fell off in December

    Quincy retail sales hit record in 2013, though sales fell off in December

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:42:14 GMT
    Quincy retail sales set a record in 2013, even though December sales figures fell short of previous years. Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Looten believes inflation and concerns about the Affordable...
    Quincy retail sales set a record in 2013, even though December sales figures fell short of previous years. Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Looten believes inflation and concerns about the Affordable...
  • 'I never thought about dying that day'

    'I never thought about dying that day'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:13:03 GMT
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
  • Canton, Mo., artist makes statement with environmental artwork

    Canton, Mo., artist makes statement with environmental artwork

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:50:00 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Canton artist Sandy Eccles is concerned that threats to the environment could have an impact on her grandchildren and future generations. So she's doing something about it.
    CANTON, Mo. -- Canton artist Sandy Eccles is concerned that threats to the environment could have an impact on her grandchildren and future generations. So she's doing something about it.
  • Top Sports Headlines [menu1778_3-C182558]Sports Menu Subnav CategoryMore>>

  • Simonson named Pittsfield football coach, returns to post after 21 years

    Simonson named Pittsfield football coach, returns to post after 21 years

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:41:25 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Curt Simonson is returning as Pittsfield's football coach for the 2014 season, 21 years after he left the program. Pittsfield athletic director Don Bigley confirmed the Pikeland School Board approved Simonson's hiring Thursday night. Since leaving the Pittsfield sideline after the 1993 season...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Curt Simonson is returning as Pittsfield's football coach for the 2014 season, 21 years after he left the program. Pittsfield athletic director Don Bigley confirmed the Pikeland School Board approved Simonson's hiring Thursday night. Since leaving the Pittsfield sideline after the 1993 season...
  • NJCAA audit of John Wood baseball program uncovers ineligible player, Trail Blazers forfeit 16 games

    NJCAA audit of John Wood baseball program uncovers ineligible player, Trail Blazers forfeit 16 games

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:01:13 GMT
    A random audit of the John Wood Community College baseball team by the National Junior College Athletic Association has uncovered an ineligible student-athlete, and the Trail Blazers will have to forfeit 16 victories. Ranked 11th in the latest NJCAA Division II national poll, JWCC...
    A random audit of the John Wood Community College baseball team by the National Junior College Athletic Association has uncovered an ineligible student-athlete, and the Trail Blazers will have to forfeit 16 victories. Ranked 11th in the latest NJCAA Division II national poll, JWCC...
  • QU's offense comes alive in win over Culver-Stockton College

    QU's offense comes alive in win over Culver-Stockton College

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:36:01 GMT
    The Quincy University baseball team has spent a lot of time the last few practices on their situational hitting. In Wednesday night's 10-2 victory over Culver-Stockton College at QU-Stadium, the practice paid off. "That's what separates winning from losing, being able to pull through in the situations...
    The Quincy University baseball team has spent a lot of time the last few practices on their situational hitting. In Wednesday night's 10-2 victory over Culver-Stockton College at QU-Stadium, the practice paid off. "That's what separates winning from losing, being able to pull through in the situations...
  • Local BriefsLocal BriefsMore>>

  • Free document shredding event set for Tuesday at 48th and Broadway County Market

    Free document shredding event set for Tuesday at 48th and Broadway County Market

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:26:30 GMT
    Free paper record shredding and recycling will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the County Market at 48th and Broadway to celebrate Earth Day. The event is meant to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identity theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more. On-Site Information Destruction will have one mobile shredding truck on site to safely and securely shred confidential documents for ...
    Free paper record shredding and recycling will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the County Market at 48th and Broadway to celebrate Earth Day. The event is meant to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identity theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more. On-Site Information Destruction will have one mobile shredding truck on site to safely and securely shred confidential documents for ...
  • Feature ColumnsMore>>

  • On The Street April 20, 2014

    On The Street April 20, 2014

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:46:47 GMT
    LOTTERY WINNER: Paul Lindhorst of Hannibal, Mo., bought a "50X The Cash" Scratchers Missouri Lottery ticket on March 31 that resulted in a $5,000 prize. Lindhorst, an Air Force veteran and retired accountant, said he plays...
    LOTTERY WINNER: Paul Lindhorst of Hannibal, Mo., bought a "50X The Cash" Scratchers Missouri Lottery ticket on March 31 that resulted in a $5,000 prize. Lindhorst, an Air Force veteran and retired accountant, said he plays...
  • Novel focuses on wives of atomic scientists

    Novel focuses on wives of atomic scientists

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-04-13 10:00:09 GMT
    "Wives of Los Alamos" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Wives of Los Alamos." In her inventive new book, author Tarashea Nesbit takes readers into the collective minds of the wives of the atomic...
    "Wives of Los Alamos" The top book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "The Wives of Los Alamos." In her inventive new book, author Tarashea Nesbit takes readers into the collective minds of the wives of the atomic...
  • Feature HeadlinesFeature HeadlinesMore>>

  • Your Turn with .. Melita Finney

    Your Turn with .. Melita Finney

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:00:14 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a detective. I thought it would be interesting solving crimes and mysteries. What would you rather be doing right now? If I could, I would love to take my family to Disney World and a...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a detective. I thought it would be interesting solving crimes and mysteries. What would you rather be doing right now? If I could, I would love to take my family to Disney World and a...
  • Your Turn with .. Debby Whiston

    Your Turn with .. Debby Whiston

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-12 20:42:59 GMT
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a fashion designer. I loved sewing and making wearable creations. What would you rather be doing right now? After this winter, I would love to be relaxing on a beach with gentle,...
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a fashion designer. I loved sewing and making wearable creations. What would you rather be doing right now? After this winter, I would love to be relaxing on a beach with gentle,...
  • Book about two young adults makes engrossing read

    Book about two young adults makes engrossing read

    Sunday, April 6 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-06 09:00:09 GMT
    "Faking Normal" The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Faking Normal" by Courtney Stevens. Alexi Littrell looks like the perfect girl from a perfect family. But no one knows what happened to her, and...
    "Faking Normal" The No. 1 book this week at the Quincy Public Library is "Faking Normal" by Courtney Stevens. Alexi Littrell looks like the perfect girl from a perfect family. But no one knows what happened to her, and...
  • Share news with whig.com

    Have a news tip or a story that you want to tell us about? Enter your email address here to get started.

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for contacting whig.com.  A member of our staff may contact you shortly for more information.

  • News updates from whig.com

    Sign up below for email news updates from The Herald-Whig.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Whig Gallery You've Been Spotted
Blogs
Interactive Toolbox

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Community Calendar
  • BlogsBlogsMore>>

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Quincy Herald-Whig. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.