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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

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Mix of sun and clouds

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Abundant sunshine

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Currently in Quincy as of

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  • Wind: NNE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.46 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:34:26 am
  • Sunset: 06:03:16 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Mainly sunny

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Currently in Macomb as of

  • 21°(Feels like 14°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.5 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:32:25 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:13 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Abundant sunshine

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Cloudy with rain

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More sun than clouds

Friday
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Plenty of sun

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.48 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:31:24 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:19 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

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Mainly sunny

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Mainly sunny

Thursday
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Abundant sunshine

Friday
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More sun than clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.47 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:34:14 am
  • Sunset: 06:03:53 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

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  • Judge's ranking among highest in state of Illinois

    Judge's ranking among highest in state of Illinois

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:54:34 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I have known Judge Diane Lagoski for more than 25 years. In fact, I've believed so strongly in her legal abilities and integrity that I asked her to be my law partner back in 1986. I was dismayed...
    To The Herald-Whig: I have known Judge Diane Lagoski for more than 25 years. In fact, I've believed so strongly in her legal abilities and integrity that I asked her to be my law partner back in 1986. I was dismayed...
  • It's time to put our children first by approving school referendum

    It's time to put our children first by approving school referendum

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:51:38 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I have paid real estate taxes to Adams County since 1958. Is it possible for me to believe that we could have new, nice and outstanding buildings that will put Quincy on the map? I certainly hope so....
    To The Herald-Whig: I have paid real estate taxes to Adams County since 1958. Is it possible for me to believe that we could have new, nice and outstanding buildings that will put Quincy on the map? I certainly hope so....
  • Presidential scandals are in the eye of the beholder

    Presidential scandals are in the eye of the beholder

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:50:07 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: In his zeal to continue the hate and obstruction towards our president, Mr. Postle dwells on enforcement of proof that is not present in recent scandals. He would ignore facts and explanations in...
    To The Herald-Whig: In his zeal to continue the hate and obstruction towards our president, Mr. Postle dwells on enforcement of proof that is not present in recent scandals. He would ignore facts and explanations in...
  • It's time for voters of Illinois to retire Durbin

    It's time for voters of Illinois to retire Durbin

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:47:46 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I wonder how many people in Illinois really know how Sen. Dick Durbin stands on many issues. Here are a few: Being Catholic, Durbin's favorable position on abortion had led Bishop Paprocki,...
    To The Herald-Whig: I wonder how many people in Illinois really know how Sen. Dick Durbin stands on many issues. Here are a few: Being Catholic, Durbin's favorable position on abortion had led Bishop Paprocki,...
  • Too many assumptions on school building referendum; vote 'no'

    Too many assumptions on school building referendum; vote 'no'

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:46:08 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Quincy voters should vote "no" on the $154 million school bond issue. I believe it is the responsibility of all voters to know more about what they are voting on Nov. 4 Your tax will not increase....
    To The Herald-Whig: Quincy voters should vote "no" on the $154 million school bond issue. I believe it is the responsibility of all voters to know more about what they are voting on Nov. 4 Your tax will not increase....
  • Republicans destroying civilization so vote for Democrats

    Republicans destroying civilization so vote for Democrats

    To The Herald-Whig: Voting makes a difference! Are you facing huge student loan debt? Democrats would allow you to refinance at a lower interest rate. Republicans said no. Lost your job and still looking? You paid...
    To The Herald-Whig: Voting makes a difference! Are you facing huge student loan debt? Democrats would allow you to refinance at a lower interest rate. Republicans said no. Lost your job and still looking? You paid...
  • What guarantee do we have taxes won't be increased?

    What guarantee do we have taxes won't be increased?

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:41:21 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I have been watching the controversy regarding the $89 million referendum. The latest newly built school, Lincoln, was sold. Will this happen again? They say taxes won't be raised, if this...
    To The Herald-Whig: I have been watching the controversy regarding the $89 million referendum. The latest newly built school, Lincoln, was sold. Will this happen again? They say taxes won't be raised, if this...
  • Do voters really want to give $89 million to QPS board?

    Do voters really want to give $89 million to QPS board?

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:38:39 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, the voters of Quincy will have before them an $89 million, five-building Quincy school ballot issue. Last week, the June 30, 2014, audit was released by the CPA auditors. The negative...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, the voters of Quincy will have before them an $89 million, five-building Quincy school ballot issue. Last week, the June 30, 2014, audit was released by the CPA auditors. The negative...
  • School building issue will define community for generations

    School building issue will define community for generations

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:31:51 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On behalf of Building for Quincy, a dedicated group of volunteers supporting the school building referendum, we'd like to thank the voters of Quincy for respectfully listening and considering the...
    To The Herald-Whig: On behalf of Building for Quincy, a dedicated group of volunteers supporting the school building referendum, we'd like to thank the voters of Quincy for respectfully listening and considering the...
  • Port dream came true because supporters didn't give up

    Port dream came true because supporters didn't give up

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:29:33 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I'd like to express my appreciation to those who stayed the course in pursuit of funding for a Regional Port Authority. Back in 1996 when we at Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials...
    To The Herald-Whig: I'd like to express my appreciation to those who stayed the course in pursuit of funding for a Regional Port Authority. Back in 1996 when we at Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials...
  • Chamber of Commerce urges 'no' vote on advisory referendums

    Chamber of Commerce urges 'no' vote on advisory referendums

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:37:39 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig:

    Repeatedly, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has opposed and publicly spoken against legislation that will increase the cost of doing business in the state of Illinois. We believe that two advisory referendums on the November ballot will kill jobs in Illinois: raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and placing a 3 percent income tax surcharge on individuals who make more than $1 million.
    To The Herald-Whig:

    Repeatedly, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has opposed and publicly spoken against legislation that will increase the cost of doing business in the state of Illinois. We believe that two advisory referendums on the November ballot will kill jobs in Illinois: raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and placing a 3 percent income tax surcharge on individuals who make more than $1 million.

  • Venvertloh best-qualified to be next Adams County clerk-recorder

    Venvertloh best-qualified to be next Adams County clerk-recorder

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:35:22 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Chuck Venvertloh is the only qualified candidate for Adams County clerk-recorder. He has the necessary background and experience to serve the people of this county in handling elections, payroll, and...
    To The Herald-Whig: Chuck Venvertloh is the only qualified candidate for Adams County clerk-recorder. He has the necessary background and experience to serve the people of this county in handling elections, payroll, and...
  • Shumake deserves re-election to Missouri District 5 House seat

    Shumake deserves re-election to Missouri District 5 House seat

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:34:06 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: In the election for state representative in Missouri District 5, Lindell Shumake deserves to be re-elected. His views reflect the values of his district, and his good judgment serves us well He has...
    To The Herald-Whig: In the election for state representative in Missouri District 5, Lindell Shumake deserves to be re-elected. His views reflect the values of his district, and his good judgment serves us well He has...
  • Passing school building referendum an investment in our community

    Passing school building referendum an investment in our community

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:32:21 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, voters in the Quincy School District will have an important decision to make that will impact the future of the learning environment of our children. As a parent and the CEO of the...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, voters in the Quincy School District will have an important decision to make that will impact the future of the learning environment of our children. As a parent and the CEO of the...
  • One specific case out of thousands no way to judge retention

    One specific case out of thousands no way to judge retention

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:28:49 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: It was with great interest I read the letter from Mr. Schnepf in Sunday's edition concerning the retention of Judge Diane Lagoski. Having practiced law in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in excess...
    To The Herald-Whig: It was with great interest I read the letter from Mr. Schnepf in Sunday's edition concerning the retention of Judge Diane Lagoski. Having practiced law in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in excess...
  • 'Yes' vote urged for retention of Eighth Judicial Circuit judges

    'Yes' vote urged for retention of Eighth Judicial Circuit judges

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:27:33 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, voters will have the opportunity to retain three circuit judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The judges are Scott H. Walden, Diane M. Lagoski and Bob Hardwick Jr. Attorneys within the...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Nov. 4, voters will have the opportunity to retain three circuit judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The judges are Scott H. Walden, Diane M. Lagoski and Bob Hardwick Jr. Attorneys within the...
  • Home care workers fight for $15 hourly wage

    Home care workers fight for $15 hourly wage

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:26:06 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I've been a home care worker for 10 years so I can speak first-hand to the struggles faced by those of us who work to keep seniors and people with disabilities living at home with dignity. We...
    To The Herald-Whig: I've been a home care worker for 10 years so I can speak first-hand to the struggles faced by those of us who work to keep seniors and people with disabilities living at home with dignity. We...
  • Republicans in Missouri House support corporate farms instead of small farmers

    Republicans in Missouri House support corporate farms instead of small farmers

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:24:55 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I read with interest the Quincy Herald-Whig's endorsement of all Republican House members for re-election in Northeast Missouri. I always cringe when the Legislature is in session. In my...
    To The Herald-Whig: I read with interest the Quincy Herald-Whig's endorsement of all Republican House members for re-election in Northeast Missouri. I always cringe when the Legislature is in session. In my...
  • Rauner right choice as governor to turn Illinois around

    Rauner right choice as governor to turn Illinois around

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:23:11 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: A brief note to all hunters and taxpayers. A vote for Pat Quinn is a vote to increase taxes and to continue his anti-gun policies and his anti-sportsman practices. By a 3-1 margin in 2010, Adams...
    To The Herald-Whig: A brief note to all hunters and taxpayers. A vote for Pat Quinn is a vote to increase taxes and to continue his anti-gun policies and his anti-sportsman practices. By a 3-1 margin in 2010, Adams...
  • Obama's campaign promises were never delivered

    Obama's campaign promises were never delivered

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:21:53 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised hope, change, transparency, and the coming together of the nation's people. President Obama's team has included: Secretary of State Hillary...
    To The Herald-Whig: Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised hope, change, transparency, and the coming together of the nation's people. President Obama's team has included: Secretary of State Hillary...
  • One political party responsible for state's mess

    One political party responsible for state's mess

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:20:36 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: For the past 12 years, one political party has totally controlled the state of Illinois. The governor, Senate and House have been controlled by that party. In that time, Illinois has went from the...
    To The Herald-Whig: For the past 12 years, one political party has totally controlled the state of Illinois. The governor, Senate and House have been controlled by that party. In that time, Illinois has went from the...
  • Rauner's hard-nosed approach needed in Illinois

    Rauner's hard-nosed approach needed in Illinois

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:19:16 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: The Democratic Party is spending millions of dollars trying to make Bruce Rauner look like a mean, vicious, uncaring, cruel, super rich individual. This sounds like the kind of person Illinois...
    To The Herald-Whig: The Democratic Party is spending millions of dollars trying to make Bruce Rauner look like a mean, vicious, uncaring, cruel, super rich individual. This sounds like the kind of person Illinois...
  • What if Illinois voted for candidates with vision?

    What if Illinois voted for candidates with vision?

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:17:14 GMT
    To The Herald Whig: Recently I had the opportunity to meet Bruce Rauner when he came to Quincy on a campaign swing. He wanted to meet with area farmers to discuss his ag agenda among other topics. I found Mr. Rauner to...
    To The Herald Whig: Recently I had the opportunity to meet Bruce Rauner when he came to Quincy on a campaign swing. He wanted to meet with area farmers to discuss his ag agenda among other topics. I found Mr. Rauner to...
  • GREDF voices unanimous support for school building referendum

    GREDF voices unanimous support for school building referendum

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-10-28 14:15:45 GMT
    The board of directors of the Great River Economic Development Foundationn unanimously voices its support for the Quincy Public Schools building referendum. A strong school system is essential to a thriving community. It positively affects property values, develops an educated, employable workforce and attracts families and businesses to our community.
    The board of directors of the Great River Economic Development Foundationn unanimously voices its support for the Quincy Public Schools building referendum. A strong school system is essential to a thriving community. It positively affects property values, develops an educated, employable workforce and attracts families and businesses to our community.
  • Vote yes on school bond plan for future growth of community

    Vote yes on school bond plan for future growth of community

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:39:52 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Will you help the Quincy Public School District cut costs? Too many tax dollars go to maintain dear, but old schools. The purpose of my letter is to ask your favorable consideration for the proposal...
    To The Herald-Whig: Will you help the Quincy Public School District cut costs? Too many tax dollars go to maintain dear, but old schools. The purpose of my letter is to ask your favorable consideration for the proposal...
  • Conditions inside schools not fit for our children to learn

    Conditions inside schools not fit for our children to learn

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:38:17 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Recently I sat in on a meeting of past mayors, representatives of the Quincy School Board and other officials. The main topic was the bond issue to be voted on next month and what effect it would have...
    To The Herald-Whig: Recently I sat in on a meeting of past mayors, representatives of the Quincy School Board and other officials. The main topic was the bond issue to be voted on next month and what effect it would have...
  • Let us be generation that invests in our schools, our children

    Let us be generation that invests in our schools, our children

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:37:00 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Throughout Quincy's history, we've prided ourselves on being a center of educational excellence. A successful outcome of the Quincy Public Schools' rebuilding referendum will help our...
    To The Herald-Whig: Throughout Quincy's history, we've prided ourselves on being a center of educational excellence. A successful outcome of the Quincy Public Schools' rebuilding referendum will help our...
  • Passing school referendum a win-win situation for community

    Passing school referendum a win-win situation for community

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:35:38 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: When I first came to Quincy in 1974, there was a school referendum on the ballot, and after careful consideration, my wife and both voted in favor of it. A majority of the citizens decided against the...
    To The Herald-Whig: When I first came to Quincy in 1974, there was a school referendum on the ballot, and after careful consideration, my wife and both voted in favor of it. A majority of the citizens decided against the...
  • Reader urges a vote for Republicans

    Reader urges a vote for Republicans

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:33:23 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: As we approach the mid-term election on Nov. 4, here are some facts that our "lame stream media" will not report. In the current Ebola crisis, the Democrats are pushing ads that the Republicans cut...
    To The Herald-Whig: As we approach the mid-term election on Nov. 4, here are some facts that our "lame stream media" will not report. In the current Ebola crisis, the Democrats are pushing ads that the Republicans cut...
  • Voter didn't vote for Romney and won't vote for Rauner

    Voter didn't vote for Romney and won't vote for Rauner

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:32:06 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: It looks like the GOP picks the very rich people to run for state and federal jobs in our country. Mitt Romney and Bruce Rauner could be twins. Both very rich, both have tax shelters overseas and...
    To The Herald-Whig: It looks like the GOP picks the very rich people to run for state and federal jobs in our country. Mitt Romney and Bruce Rauner could be twins. Both very rich, both have tax shelters overseas and...
  • Letter writer urges 'no' vote on judge retention

    Letter writer urges 'no' vote on judge retention

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:31:00 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I feel extremely compelled to write this letter about the following subject. Judge Diane M. Lagoski was a judge in a Pike County case involving myself. There were filings made stating that she had...
    To The Herald-Whig: I feel extremely compelled to write this letter about the following subject. Judge Diane M. Lagoski was a judge in a Pike County case involving myself. There were filings made stating that she had...
  • Attempt to explain away scandals fell short

    Attempt to explain away scandals fell short

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-10-22 14:02:23 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Oct. 17, Dick Steele took issue with my opinion that President Obama and his administration have been involved in an unprecedented number of scandals and crises as a result of their own decisions,...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Oct. 17, Dick Steele took issue with my opinion that President Obama and his administration have been involved in an unprecedented number of scandals and crises as a result of their own decisions,...
  • Agnostic president any time in conceivable future unlikely

    Agnostic president any time in conceivable future unlikely

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-10-22 14:00:58 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Something that was virtually unknown back in the 1930s was the fact that Eleanor Roosevelt, America's great humanitarian First Lady for nearly 12 years, was an agnostic. Of course, had the...
    To The Herald-Whig: Something that was virtually unknown back in the 1930s was the fact that Eleanor Roosevelt, America's great humanitarian First Lady for nearly 12 years, was an agnostic. Of course, had the...
  • Quincy schools have proud tradition for music programs

    Quincy schools have proud tradition for music programs

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:59:44 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Saturday a parade of bands was passing by my house at 14th and Maine as they often have for the last 35 years. I must have heard 60 such occasions over the years. As is human nature, I do not...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Saturday a parade of bands was passing by my house at 14th and Maine as they often have for the last 35 years. I must have heard 60 such occasions over the years. As is human nature, I do not...
  • Voters can learn about judges online before casting ballots

    Voters can learn about judges online before casting ballots

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:58:21 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Illinois voters will have a chance to cast their ballots in the general election. In addition to voting for candidates for national and statewide offices, they will have a chance...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Illinois voters will have a chance to cast their ballots in the general election. In addition to voting for candidates for national and statewide offices, they will have a chance...
  • Education, jobs, social skills should be community and school priorities

    Education, jobs, social skills should be community and school priorities

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:28:59 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Webster's dictionary defines education as the process of training and developing knowledge, skill, mind, character by formal schooling. Today, no one writes. Papers are done on the computer with...
    To The Herald-Whig: Webster's dictionary defines education as the process of training and developing knowledge, skill, mind, character by formal schooling. Today, no one writes. Papers are done on the computer with...
  • National debt comparisons don't favor President Obama

    National debt comparisons don't favor President Obama

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:27:23 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Just a quick response to Mr. Al Witte's letter to the Herald-Whig dated Oct. 17. While Mr. Witte is correct that President Obama has reduced the deficit to $515 billion this past year, he is...
    To The Herald-Whig: Just a quick response to Mr. Al Witte's letter to the Herald-Whig dated Oct. 17. While Mr. Witte is correct that President Obama has reduced the deficit to $515 billion this past year, he is...
  • Deichman deserves vote in Missouri 5th House District

    Deichman deserves vote in Missouri 5th House District

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:25:42 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: The election of Leroy Deichman as representative from the 5th House District in Missouri won't break droughts or dry up floods. But what it can do is send a message that average middle class...
    To The Herald-Whig: The election of Leroy Deichman as representative from the 5th House District in Missouri won't break droughts or dry up floods. But what it can do is send a message that average middle class...
  • Math from school district building proposal just doesn't add up

    Math from school district building proposal just doesn't add up

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:24:19 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: The Quincy Public School District's financial advisors have estimated that the school facilities proposal can be accomplished without increasing the overall property tax rates from the current...
    To The Herald-Whig: The Quincy Public School District's financial advisors have estimated that the school facilities proposal can be accomplished without increasing the overall property tax rates from the current...
  • Obama holds record for increasing national debt

    Obama holds record for increasing national debt

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-10-21 19:22:21 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Al Witte likes to point out President Obama reduced the federal deficit by $515 billion this last fiscal year but he failed to point out that Obama increased the national debt by $5.806 trillion in...
    To The Herald-Whig: Al Witte likes to point out President Obama reduced the federal deficit by $515 billion this last fiscal year but he failed to point out that Obama increased the national debt by $5.806 trillion in...
  • Quincy school referendum the better of two options facing voters

    Quincy school referendum the better of two options facing voters

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:47:24 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I am voting for the school referendum. Just one week ago I was going to vote against the school referendum. However, after attending the Quincy Tea Party meeting last week, I have changed my mind. ...
    To The Herald-Whig: I am voting for the school referendum. Just one week ago I was going to vote against the school referendum. However, after attending the Quincy Tea Party meeting last week, I have changed my mind. ...
  • All U.S. presidents have faced their scandals

    All U.S. presidents have faced their scandals

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:46:01 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I disagree with William Postle and his President Obama analysis/attack of Oct. 10. American politics has had its share of political scandals. Do a Google search for a list of federal political...
    To The Herald-Whig: I disagree with William Postle and his President Obama analysis/attack of Oct. 10. American politics has had its share of political scandals. Do a Google search for a list of federal political...
  • Obama has done much to reduce federal deficit

    Obama has done much to reduce federal deficit

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:44:24 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: A Herald-Whig article in the Thursday, Oct. 9 edition, stated that President Obama has reduced the federal deficit by more than $515 billion this past fiscal year from when he took office six years...
    To The Herald-Whig: A Herald-Whig article in the Thursday, Oct. 9 edition, stated that President Obama has reduced the federal deficit by more than $515 billion this past fiscal year from when he took office six years...
  • Motor Fuels Tax no longer produces enough revenue to service infrastructure

    Motor Fuels Tax no longer produces enough revenue to service infrastructure

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:42:47 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Congressman Aaron Schock appeared in Quincy on Oct. 9, advocating a slate of infrastructure projects, including the Quincy Port, the Macomb Bypass, and highway spending. His support is nothing new,...
    To The Herald-Whig: Congressman Aaron Schock appeared in Quincy on Oct. 9, advocating a slate of infrastructure projects, including the Quincy Port, the Macomb Bypass, and highway spending. His support is nothing new,...
  • Family, friends special to business owners

    Family, friends special to business owners

    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:22:53 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Our open house to celebrate 20 years of business development and completion of the revitalization of the building located at 238 N. Fifth was a huge success by all accounts. We thank all those who...
    To The Herald-Whig: Our open house to celebrate 20 years of business development and completion of the revitalization of the building located at 238 N. Fifth was a huge success by all accounts. We thank all those who...
  • Durbin's record doesn't reflect views of his constituents

    Durbin's record doesn't reflect views of his constituents

    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:21:11 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I read in the Sunday, Oct. 5, newspaper that The Herald-Whig supports Dick Durbin for re-election. I wonder if you folks watch his voting record. He supports President Obama on the subject of gay...
    To The Herald-Whig: I read in the Sunday, Oct. 5, newspaper that The Herald-Whig supports Dick Durbin for re-election. I wonder if you folks watch his voting record. He supports President Obama on the subject of gay...
  • Rauner offers a new path for Illinois government

    Rauner offers a new path for Illinois government

    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:19:45 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: The agriculture industry and all citizens of Illinois need a change in state government. A recent study showed there are 2,100 structurally deficient bridges that will not carry the weight commonly...
    To The Herald-Whig: The agriculture industry and all citizens of Illinois need a change in state government. A recent study showed there are 2,100 structurally deficient bridges that will not carry the weight commonly...
  • Madonna House got help moving food pantry

    Madonna House got help moving food pantry

    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:18:17 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: The Madonna House staff and board of directors would like to say "thank you" to those who helped box up the food and move the shelving units to the new food pantry location at 601 State Street. The...
    To The Herald-Whig: The Madonna House staff and board of directors would like to say "thank you" to those who helped box up the food and move the shelving units to the new food pantry location at 601 State Street. The...
  • Americans should not embrace victimhood and should vote accordingly

    Americans should not embrace victimhood and should vote accordingly

    Thursday, October 16 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-10-16 14:16:29 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I had a conversation with someone recently, who was expressing their utter exhaustion with our current economy and the state of affairs in this country. "Boy, I sure hope things start getting better...
    To The Herald-Whig: I had a conversation with someone recently, who was expressing their utter exhaustion with our current economy and the state of affairs in this country. "Boy, I sure hope things start getting better...
  • Politicians are buying votes with tax money

    Politicians are buying votes with tax money

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-10-15 15:23:24 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I had written a letter last Sunday questioning your support for Sen. Richard Durbin, but it was too long-winded; so here is my summary. I became a citizen of Florida when Illinois continued it's...
    To The Herald-Whig: I had written a letter last Sunday questioning your support for Sen. Richard Durbin, but it was too long-winded; so here is my summary. I became a citizen of Florida when Illinois continued it's...
  • Vote Republican to change U.S. direction

    Vote Republican to change U.S. direction

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-10-15 15:22:03 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: A charismatic community organizer with no management and little foreign affairs experience – that's what we have in President Obama. His election and re-election are the mistakes that just keep on...
    To The Herald-Whig: A charismatic community organizer with no management and little foreign affairs experience – that's what we have in President Obama. His election and re-election are the mistakes that just keep on...
  • Durbin's help with project funding should be seen as a negative, not an accomplishment

    Durbin's help with project funding should be seen as a negative, not an accomplishment

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-10-15 15:20:45 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: It didn't surprise me at all that the Quincy Herald-Whig recently endorsed Dick Durbin for yet another term as a U.S. senator from Illinois. As is usually the case, the left leaning Herald-Whig...
    To The Herald-Whig: It didn't surprise me at all that the Quincy Herald-Whig recently endorsed Dick Durbin for yet another term as a U.S. senator from Illinois. As is usually the case, the left leaning Herald-Whig...
  • ENCORE! raising money for youth performances, music education

    ENCORE! raising money for youth performances, music education

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-10-15 15:25:27 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I am one of five volunteers to help raise funds for ENCORE! The highest fundraiser will win the opportunity to conduct the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in one selection in December. I was drafted for...
    To The Herald-Whig: I am one of five volunteers to help raise funds for ENCORE! The highest fundraiser will win the opportunity to conduct the Quincy Symphony Orchestra in one selection in December. I was drafted for...
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