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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Thursday
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  • 10°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 28°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Sunshine

Sunday
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A few clouds

Monday
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  • 34°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 41°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 45°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 14°(Feels like 0°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.58 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:56 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:39 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Thursday
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  • 13°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 28°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 51°
  • 26°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 35°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 38°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 11°(Feels like -2°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.6 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:18 am
  • Sunset: 05:58:21 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Thursday
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  • 19°
  • 10°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 44°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 32°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 27°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 54°
  • 36°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 62°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 41°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 17°(Feels like 7°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.58 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:25 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Thursday
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  • 22°
  • 13°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 47°
  • 33°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 31°

Sunny

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 29°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 55°
  • 37°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 41°

Sunny

Wednesday
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  • 66°
  • 42°

Sunshine

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 21°(Feels like 12°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.58 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:59 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:59 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

Regional Conditions

Quincy
14°
Macomb
11°
Pittsfield
17°
Hannibal
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  • EIGHINGER: Time to head to the Rocky Mountains?

    EIGHINGER: Time to head to the Rocky Mountains?

    Thursday, March 5 2015 10:28 AM EST2015-03-05 15:28:17 GMT
    At first, I was amused when I saw the story. And then I wondered whether the resources and time spent on this "project" could have been funneled in a more important direction. Here's the scoop: The Cornell...
    At first, I was amused when I saw the story. And then I wondered whether the resources and time spent on this "project" could have been funneled in a more important direction. Here's the scoop: The Cornell...
  • EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    EIGHINGER: A moronic collection of manure, guns and plastic surgery

    Monday, March 2 2015 9:44 AM EST2015-03-02 14:44:01 GMT
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
    Every so often our "Morons of the Month" feature takes on a special theme. The medal winners for February involve three of the strangest -- but oh so true --love stories from recent years. Just consider them a belated...
  • EIGHINGER: Soul mate or best friend? Does it really matter?

    EIGHINGER: Soul mate or best friend? Does it really matter?

    Thursday, February 26 2015 3:10 PM EST2015-02-26 20:10:00 GMT
    For those of you reading this who are married, did you wind up with your best friend or soul mate? For those of you who aren't married, how would you hope that question would one day be answered? Personally, I...
    For those of you reading this who are married, did you wind up with your best friend or soul mate? For those of you who aren't married, how would you hope that question would one day be answered? Personally, I...
  • EIGHINGER: It's time for a sequel to 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'

    EIGHINGER: It's time for a sequel to 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'

    Monday, February 23 2015 12:42 PM EST2015-02-23 17:42:26 GMT
    Beach movies dominated much of the 1960s. The films were all were lighthearted fare that accented bikinis, comedy, guys with great hair and plenty of music. They disappeared from theaters and television near the end of that decade ...
    Beach movies dominated much of the 1960s. The films were all were lighthearted fare that accented bikinis, comedy, guys with great hair and plenty of music. They disappeared from theaters and television near the end of that decade ...
  • EIGHINGER: Jeff Gordon, Clint Eastwood in the same spotlight 10 years later

    EIGHINGER: Jeff Gordon, Clint Eastwood in the same spotlight 10 years later

    Thursday, February 19 2015 2:14 PM EST2015-02-19 19:14:41 GMT
    Ten years ago. In some cases, that might seem like forever. For others, only yesterday. Can you remember much about what was going in your own life or the world a decade ago? We were about 31/2 years removed from the...
    Ten years ago. In some cases, that might seem like forever. For others, only yesterday. Can you remember much about what was going in your own life or the world a decade ago? We were about 31/2 years removed from the...
  • EIGHINGER: Love can still be a many splendored thing

    EIGHINGER: Love can still be a many splendored thing

    Monday, February 16 2015 10:46 AM EST2015-02-16 15:46:58 GMT
    Maybe every so often we should put away the smartphones, iPads and even the keyboards. Maybe, just maybe, there is still a time and place for applying pen to paper. The reason I bring this up is because of a recent...
    Maybe every so often we should put away the smartphones, iPads and even the keyboards. Maybe, just maybe, there is still a time and place for applying pen to paper. The reason I bring this up is because of a recent...
  • EIGHINGER: 'The Walking Dead' wins sixth annual Stevie Award for best TV show

    EIGHINGER: 'The Walking Dead' wins sixth annual Stevie Award for best TV show

    Thursday, February 12 2015 11:24 AM EST2015-02-12 16:24:58 GMT
    It's difficult to beat a zombie apocalypse. The gruesome post-apocalyptic AMC hit show "The Walking Dead" is the winner of the sixth annual Stevie Award for best prime-time television program. It's the second...
    It's difficult to beat a zombie apocalypse. The gruesome post-apocalyptic AMC hit show "The Walking Dead" is the winner of the sixth annual Stevie Award for best prime-time television program. It's the second...
  • EIGHINGER: Oh deer, what were they thinking?

    EIGHINGER: Oh deer, what were they thinking?

    Thursday, February 12 2015 8:59 AM EST2015-02-12 13:59:13 GMT
    It's that time again, when we can all enjoy the questionable decisions of others. And I'll admit, this edition of "Morons of the Month" has one of my all-time favorite gold medal winners. The envelopes, please: ...
    It's that time again, when we can all enjoy the questionable decisions of others. And I'll admit, this edition of "Morons of the Month" has one of my all-time favorite gold medal winners. The envelopes, please: ...
  • EIGHINGER: He's back! "Doctor Love" returns to lift up the lovelorn

    EIGHINGER: He's back! "Doctor Love" returns to lift up the lovelorn

    Thursday, February 5 2015 11:33 AM EST2015-02-05 16:33:49 GMT
    It's been a while, but he's back. It was about this time two years ago - close to Valentine's Day - that my alter ego, Stevie "Doctor" Love, last paid a visit to this space. It's time to reopen the loveline. Whatever is bothering you or is troubling your heart, remember that Stevie Love is here for you. The potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace and the rajah of romance understands the aching in your heart. He's here to help you escape the wilderness of wonderment.



    It's been a while, but he's back. It was about this time two years ago - close to Valentine's Day - that my alter ego, Stevie "Doctor" Love, last paid a visit to this space. It's time to reopen the loveline. Whatever is bothering you or is troubling your heart, remember that Stevie Love is here for you. The potentate of passion, the emperor of embrace and the rajah of romance understands the aching in your heart. He's here to help you escape the wilderness ...


  • EIGHINGER: Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

    EIGHINGER: Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

    Monday, February 2 2015 11:43 AM EST2015-02-02 16:43:11 GMT
    The annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for next Sunday and are always guaranteed to produce their fair share of arguments, especially when it comes to song of the year."Mrs. Robinson" was No. 1 in 1969 for three weeks, but two other songs -- and Grammy nominees -- had longer reigns that year.
    The annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for next Sunday and are always guaranteed to produce their fair share of arguments, especially when it comes to song of the year."Mrs. Robinson" was No. 1 in 1969 for three weeks, but two other songs -- and Grammy nominees -- had longer reigns that year.
  • EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    Thursday, January 29 2015 9:21 AM EST2015-01-29 14:21:37 GMT
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
  • EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    Monday, January 26 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-01-26 17:41:39 GMT
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
  • EIGHINGER: Time might be right for my book on relationships

    EIGHINGER: Time might be right for my book on relationships

    Thursday, January 22 2015 12:07 PM EST2015-01-22 17:07:44 GMT
    A book rocketed to the top of the best-seller list more than 20 years ago. Remember all the hoopla surrounding "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"? It was depicted as the most important "relationship" book ever written.
    A book rocketed to the top of the best-seller list more than 20 years ago. Remember all the hoopla surrounding "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"? It was depicted as the most important "relationship" book ever written.

  • EIGHINGER: The things men say aren't always appropriate

    EIGHINGER: The things men say aren't always appropriate

    Monday, January 19 2015 1:18 PM EST2015-01-19 18:18:00 GMT
    How many guys out there have ever said something stupid to a girlfriend or wife? Go ahead, raise your hands. I see ya, boys, and I feel your pain. At one time or another, every man who has ever spent any time in the...
    How many guys out there have ever said something stupid to a girlfriend or wife? Go ahead, raise your hands. I see ya, boys, and I feel your pain. At one time or another, every man who has ever spent any time in the...
  • EIGHINGER: Stores close, but the memories remain

    EIGHINGER: Stores close, but the memories remain

    Thursday, January 15 2015 12:30 PM EST2015-01-15 17:30:21 GMT
    When you lose a piece of your past and present, a bit of a pall tends to be cast over the future. It was difficult not to feel at least a twinge of sadness last week when JC Penney announced that its Quincy store would...
    When you lose a piece of your past and present, a bit of a pall tends to be cast over the future. It was difficult not to feel at least a twinge of sadness last week when JC Penney announced that its Quincy store would...
  • EIGHINGER: Bucks-Ducks hoopla points to why we live in a better world today

    EIGHINGER: Bucks-Ducks hoopla points to why we live in a better world today

    Monday, January 12 2015 12:06 PM EST2015-01-12 17:06:24 GMT
    Every so often I feel the need to talk about the good ol' days. Or rather, why they weren't. Tonight's national championship college football game is a perfect example. In case you have been on vacation...
    Every so often I feel the need to talk about the good ol' days. Or rather, why they weren't. Tonight's national championship college football game is a perfect example. In case you have been on vacation...
  • EIGHINGER: We could all use 30 more minutes of life in Mayberry

    EIGHINGER: We could all use 30 more minutes of life in Mayberry

    Friday, January 9 2015 9:20 AM EST2015-01-09 14:20:47 GMT
    The Andy Griffith Show" is a lot like that box of old baseball cards still sitting on the top shelf of the closet at your mom's house. Or that first car you could honest-to-goodness call your own. It wasn't...
    The Andy Griffith Show" is a lot like that box of old baseball cards still sitting on the top shelf of the closet at your mom's house. Or that first car you could honest-to-goodness call your own. It wasn't...
  • EIGHINGER: Check that closet door before entering the next time

    EIGHINGER: Check that closet door before entering the next time

    Monday, January 5 2015 9:47 AM EST2015-01-05 14:47:38 GMT
    The Christmas season is now little more than a memory. And New Year's? The last firecracker went off days ago. But just because the holidays are on hold for another 12 months does not mean there is no reason to...
    The Christmas season is now little more than a memory. And New Year's? The last firecracker went off days ago. But just because the holidays are on hold for another 12 months does not mean there is no reason to...
  • EIGHINGER: 'Build it, and they will come' -- and they did at JWCC

    EIGHINGER: 'Build it, and they will come' -- and they did at JWCC

    Monday, December 29 2014 1:49 PM EST2014-12-29 18:49:10 GMT
    Jim Rapp has been around John Wood Community College since its formative years, serving as the school's legal counsel. He has seen the good, the bad, the ups and the downs during the first 40 years. For the most...
    Jim Rapp has been around John Wood Community College since its formative years, serving as the school's legal counsel. He has seen the good, the bad, the ups and the downs during the first 40 years. For the most...
  • EIGHINGER: Even Kansas looks good when compared to some states

    EIGHINGER: Even Kansas looks good when compared to some states

    Monday, December 22 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-12-22 16:28:47 GMT
    One of the great American pastimes is the way we poke fun at one another, and lately, few have done it better than Thrillist.com. "Well, in the interest of showing that every state is (deficient) in some way, we picked one key area where each...
    One of the great American pastimes is the way we poke fun at one another, and lately, few have done it better than Thrillist.com. "Well, in the interest of showing that every state is (deficient) in some way, we picked one key area where each...
  • Eighinger: 'Silver Bells' rings in favorite Christmas songs

    Eighinger: 'Silver Bells' rings in favorite Christmas songs

    Thursday, December 18 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-18 14:40:51 GMT
    On the way to work this morning, I found myself enjoying some of the Christmas offerings on the radio, which got me thinking about the holiday songs I enjoy the most. In most cases, I prefer modern-day Christmas music although I still appreciate the classics. However, "appreciate" and "prefer" are not necessarily the same thing.
    On the way to work this morning, I found myself enjoying some of the Christmas offerings on the radio, which got me thinking about the holiday songs I enjoy the most. In most cases, I prefer modern-day Christmas music although I still appreciate the classics. However, "appreciate" and "prefer" are not necessarily the same thing.
  • Eighinger: Recalling Lennon death leads to reunion

    Eighinger: Recalling Lennon death leads to reunion

    Monday, December 15 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-15 14:40:58 GMT
    I was sitting in my favorite recliner a week ago tonight when I thought I'd turn on the television to see what the score was in the Monday night football game. A few moments later, there was a short vignette...
    I was sitting in my favorite recliner a week ago tonight when I thought I would turn on the television to see what the score was in the Monday night football game. A few moments later, there was a short vignette...
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