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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Monday
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Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
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Thursday
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Cloudy

Friday
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Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

Saturday
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Sunday
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Currently in Quincy as of

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  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:31 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Monday
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  • 63°

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
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  • 57°

Cloudy

Wednesday
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Chance of showers

Thursday
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  • 64°

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
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Clouds giving way to sun

Saturday
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Partly cloudy

Sunday
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Currently in Macomb as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:19 pm
  • Humidity: 98
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Monday
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  • 88°
  • 68°

Considerable cloudiness

Tuesday
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  • 60°

Showers

Wednesday
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Showers

Thursday
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Afternoon thunderstorms

Friday
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  • 71°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
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  • 72°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 90°
  • 72°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:05 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 2 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Monday
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  • 88°
  • 66°

Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

Tuesday
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  • 72°
  • 61°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 59°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 80°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm

Friday
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  • 89°
  • 71°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 91°
  • 72°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 90°
  • 72°

Sunny

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:00 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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  • Most Americans believe only men, women should wed

    Most Americans believe only men, women should wed

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:13 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:13:43 GMT
    I read the article from New York in the June 28 paper saying 50 or 60 percent of Americans are in favor of gays getting married. 
    I read the article from New York in the June 28 paper saying 50 or 60 percent of Americans are in favor of gays getting married. 
  • Letter was a clumsy attack by LaHood on qualified candidate Flynn

    Letter was a clumsy attack by LaHood on qualified candidate Flynn

    Recently, many Adams County residents received a political hit letter on congressional candidate Mike Flynn. The same letter was mailed from Peoria to many counties signed by various regional politicians. The letter starts with praise and a bio of Darin LaHood. It attacks Flynn for working in D.C. and moving back to Illinois. LaHood left to work in Nevada and returned to Illinois after earning a reputation for slipshod work in the office of the U.S. attorney...
    Recently, many Adams County residents received a political hit letter on congressional candidate Mike Flynn. The same letter was mailed from Peoria to many counties signed by various regional politicians. The letter starts with praise and a bio of Darin LaHood. It attacks Flynn for working in D.C. and moving back to Illinois. LaHood left to work in Nevada and returned to Illinois after earning a reputation for slipshod work in the office of the U.S. attorney...
  • Mike Flynn is best choice to be GOP candidate

    Mike Flynn is best choice to be GOP candidate

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 10:13 AM EDT2015-06-30 14:13:18 GMT
    As you probably know, on July 7 is a special election to decide which of these Republicans will run for the House in September: Donald Rientz, Darin LaHood, or Mike Flynn.
    As you probably know, on July 7 is a special election to decide which of these Republicans will run for the House in September: Donald Rientz, Darin LaHood, or Mike Flynn.
  • Amtrak cuts would cause problems for college, university students

    Amtrak cuts would cause problems for college, university students

    Monday, June 29 2015 1:36 PM EDT2015-06-29 17:36:40 GMT
    Pension and health care benefits are vitally important for the public university and college workers and retirees we represent in Springfield. But in this period of great uncertainty about our state budget picture, we are also concerned about how many students will get to and from the campuses. Steep cuts to Amtrak passenger rail service are on the table.
    Pension and health care benefits are vitally important for the public university and college workers and retirees we represent in Springfield. But in this period of great uncertainty about our state budget picture, we are also concerned about how many students will get to and from the campuses. Steep cuts to Amtrak passenger rail service are on the table.
  • Dakota Access Pipeline break could endanger water supply

    Dakota Access Pipeline break could endanger water supply

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:34 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:34:48 GMT
    In February 2015, President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved the Keystone Pipeline, but nothing is ever mentioned about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    In February 2015, President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved the Keystone Pipeline, but nothing is ever mentioned about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Thanks for making 60th anniversary special

    Thanks for making 60th anniversary special

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:28 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:28:08 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: We want to thank our family for hosting a dinner for us for our 60th wedding anniversary. We would also like to thank all of our friends who sent cards and gifts and prayers. We really appreciate it. ...
    To The Herald-Whig: We want to thank our family for hosting a dinner for us for our 60th wedding anniversary. We would also like to thank all of our friends who sent cards and gifts and prayers. We really appreciate it. ...
  • Supporters help maintain tradition of QHS All Night Party

    Supporters help maintain tradition of QHS All Night Party

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:27 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:27:28 GMT
    Thanks so much to all who supported the 2015 Quincy Senior High All Night Party on May 29. Because of the tremendous help received from local businesses, this outstanding tradition continued for the 61st consecutive year. ...
    Thanks so much to all who supported the 2015 Quincy Senior High All Night Party on May 29. Because of the tremendous help received from local businesses, this outstanding tradition continued for the 61st consecutive year. ...
  • Thanks to Quincy for St. Jude benefit

    Thanks to Quincy for St. Jude benefit

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:26 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:26:31 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: We wish to thank the Quincy community for its support of our sixth annual St. Jude benefit on May 29 at Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa. A special thanks to our sponsors, JK Creative Printers, Carl's...
    To The Herald-Whig: We wish to thank the Quincy community for its support of our sixth annual St. Jude benefit on May 29 at Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa. A special thanks to our sponsors, JK Creative Printers, Carl's...
  • Thanks for making birthday special

    Thanks for making birthday special

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:25 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:25:35 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I want to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, gifts and good wishes for my 96th birthday. It made my birthday very special. Rosalee Babcock Quincy
    To The Herald-Whig: I want to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, gifts and good wishes for my 96th birthday. It made my birthday very special. Rosalee Babcock Quincy
  • Thanks for kindnesses shown on anniversary

    Thanks for kindnesses shown on anniversary

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:24 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:24:45 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: We would like to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls and many other acts of kindness shown to us as we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. John and Karen Jones Quincy
    To The Herald-Whig: We would like to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls and many other acts of kindness shown to us as we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. John and Karen Jones Quincy
  • Thanks for a memorable 50th wedding anniversary

    Thanks for a memorable 50th wedding anniversary

    Sunday, June 28 2015 1:24 AM EDT2015-06-28 05:24:08 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Thank you all of our family and friends who came to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with us. We enjoyed all of the cards, gifts and flowers we received. A special thanks goes to our children...
    To The Herald-Whig: Thank you all of our family and friends who came to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with us. We enjoyed all of the cards, gifts and flowers we received. A special thanks goes to our children...
  • Action needed to fix dangerous intersection

    Action needed to fix dangerous intersection

    Friday, June 26 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-06-26 16:07:29 GMT
    On June 9, approximately 12:35 p.m., I was traveling south on 1700th Street (Plainville blacktop) on my way home from the doctor's office. I had my cruise on, probably traveling at 58 or 59 mph. ...
    On June 9, approximately 12:35 p.m., I was traveling south on 1700th Street (Plainville blacktop) on my way home from the doctor's office. I had my cruise on, probably traveling at 58 or 59 mph. ...
  • Log cabins at Fourth and Maine would boost historic tours

    Log cabins at Fourth and Maine would boost historic tours

    Friday, June 26 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-06-26 16:04:53 GMT
    Sometime back it was suggested moving the log cabins from Quinsippi Island to Fourth and Maine. I think the city of Quincy too quickly dismissed the idea in lieu of recouping lost revenue.
    Sometime back it was suggested moving the log cabins from Quinsippi Island to Fourth and Maine. I think the city of Quincy too quickly dismissed the idea in lieu of recouping lost revenue.
  • Quincy showed how soap box derby can be a success

    Quincy showed how soap box derby can be a success

    Friday, June 26 2015 12:01 PM EDT2015-06-26 16:01:24 GMT
    We just returned from Quincy on June 13. Our trip was for the sole purpose of seeing your soap box derby race. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. We, in Rantoul, Ill., had abandoned our race several years ago for all the reasons your race is a success. It is well managed by your Optimist Club. It is supported by numerous businesses and organizations.
    We just returned from Quincy on June 13. Our trip was for the sole purpose of seeing your soap box derby race. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. We, in Rantoul, Ill., had abandoned our race several years ago for all the reasons your race is a success. It is well managed by your Optimist Club. It is supported by numerous businesses and organizations.
  • Nation to be judged for abortion, homosexuality and how it treats Israel

    Nation to be judged for abortion, homosexuality and how it treats Israel

    Friday, June 26 2015 11:48 AM EDT2015-06-26 15:48:34 GMT
    In September 1952, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal lord and savior. The last few years, almighty God and his Holy Spirit have impressed me with three things that this nation has and will be...
    In September 1952, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal lord and savior. The last few years, almighty God and his Holy Spirit have impressed me with three things that this nation has and will be...
  • Illinois will miss Sullivan when he leaves Senate

    Illinois will miss Sullivan when he leaves Senate

    Monday, June 22 2015 3:40 PM EDT2015-06-22 19:40:57 GMT
    I want to thank John and Joan Sullivan for their commitment to Western Illinois and the state of Illinois for the last 121/2 years. We have some mega losers with John going on to another chapter in his life. The losers are: 1. Agriculture: It is our largest industry in Illinois. John is the leader of and a faithful advocate for the ag community every day. 2. Education: Most politicians act as if they are a champion for education, but John really is. Education and ...
    I want to thank John and Joan Sullivan for their commitment to Western Illinois and the state of Illinois for the last 121/2 years. We have some mega losers with John going on to another chapter in his life. The losers are: 1. Agriculture: It is our largest industry in Illinois. John is the leader of and a faithful advocate for the ag community every day. 2. Education: Most politicians act as if they are a champion for education, but John really is. Education and ...
  • Serving in appointed office a weak election qualification

    Serving in appointed office a weak election qualification

    Sunday, June 21 2015 3:26 PM EDT2015-06-21 19:26:28 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Recently Gov. Rauner was in town pleading with citizens to contact legislators to support his right-to-work plan. Later, at a phony candidate debate, the Rauner-endorsed candidate for the Illinois...
    To The Herald-Whig: Recently Gov. Rauner was in town pleading with citizens to contact legislators to support his right-to-work plan. Later, at a phony candidate debate, the Rauner-endorsed candidate for the Illinois...
  • Candidate's behavior secured vote for an opponent

    Candidate's behavior secured vote for an opponent

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 12:14 PM EDT2015-06-17 16:14:59 GMT
    I attended the June 11 Republican forum. I was quite interested in your report which appeared in the June 12 edition of the Herald-Whig. Clearly, Mr. Flynn was outclassed by the other two speakers. During their opening statements, during the question-and-answer period, and in their closing statements they spoke positively and looked at the audience constantly.
    I attended the June 11 Republican forum. I was quite interested in your report which appeared in the June 12 edition of the Herald-Whig. Clearly, Mr. Flynn was outclassed by the other two speakers. During their opening statements, during the question-and-answer period, and in their closing statements they spoke positively and looked at the audience constantly.
  • Animal health care professionals helped ease loss of man's best friend

    Animal health care professionals helped ease loss of man's best friend

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-06-17 16:12:30 GMT
    I would like to publicly explain the importance of pets in our lives. For the last 12 years I have lived with an English bull terrier/Jack Russell terrier mix dog named Roscoe. Roscoe was loyal, highly intelligent, loving, sensitive, persistent, mostly obedient, somewhat ornery, full of energy and the best friend I have ever had in my life, and I loved him dearly. He passed away at 11:45 p.m. June 6. His diagnosis was cancer.
    I would like to publicly explain the importance of pets in our lives. For the last 12 years I have lived with an English bull terrier/Jack Russell terrier mix dog named Roscoe. Roscoe was loyal, highly intelligent, loving, sensitive, persistent, mostly obedient, somewhat ornery, full of energy and the best friend I have ever had in my life, and I loved him dearly. He passed away at 11:45 p.m. June 6. His diagnosis was cancer.
  • Bobcats should not be hunted in Illinois

    Bobcats should not be hunted in Illinois

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-06-17 16:10:10 GMT
    It has recently been brought to my attention that the Illinois bobcat, which was only recently removed from the state's protected species list, could become a hunted trophy animal. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, their best guess is that there are only 5,000 bobcats in Illinois. Given an even distribution, that means less than 50 per county. Why does the state legislature propose such a trophy hunting bill?
    It has recently been brought to my attention that the Illinois bobcat, which was only recently removed from the state's protected species list, could become a hunted trophy animal. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, their best guess is that there are only 5,000 bobcats in Illinois. Given an even distribution, that means less than 50 per county. Why does the state legislature propose such a trophy hunting bill?
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