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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Thursday
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  • 25°

Snow likely

Friday
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  • 27°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
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Cloudy

Sunday
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Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 38°
  • 28°

Mix of rain and snow

Wednesday
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  • 36°
  • 27°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 28°(Feels like 21°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:22:22 am
  • Sunset: 04:42:15 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Thursday
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  • 22°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 25°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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Partly cloudy

Sunday
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Considerable cloudiness

Monday
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Chance of showers

Tuesday
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Rain and snow

Wednesday
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Windy, and mainly cloudy

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 28°(Feels like 28°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:07 am
  • Sunset: 04:37:27 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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Rain

Tuesday
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Rain mixed with snow

Wednesday
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  • 35°
  • 27°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 30°(Feels like 30°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.29 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:54 am
  • Sunset: 04:40:42 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 33°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 35°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Tuesday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Mix of rain and snow

Wednesday
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  • 35°
  • 27°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:21:51 am
  • Sunset: 04:43:10 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 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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  • O'BRIEN: Christmas wish list for Quincy filled with high hopes

    O'BRIEN: Christmas wish list for Quincy filled with high hopes

    Thursday, December 18 2014 7:45 PM EST2014-12-19 00:45:45 GMT
    In less than a week, Christmas will be here. Hopefully, you've been good this year and don't find a bunch of coal in your stocking. Maybe you'll even find a present or two under the tree with your name on it. ...
    In less than a week, Christmas will be here. Hopefully, you've been good this year and don't find a bunch of coal in your stocking. Maybe you'll even find a present or two under the tree with your name on it. ...
  • 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.
  • D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    D. HUSAR: Longtime ADM electrician keeping his eyes on the star

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-12-17 14:00:12 GMT
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
    Old habits die hard for Jerry Loos. Loos still keeps a watchful eye on one of Quincy's iconic Christmas decorations, the star atop ADM along Gardner Expressway, even though it's not his responsibility for the...
  • O'BRIEN: Rooting for bobbleheads to get a hall of their own

    O'BRIEN: Rooting for bobbleheads to get a hall of their own

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 9:06 AM EST2014-12-16 14:06:03 GMT
    Something about the big, smiling guy with the wobbly head appealed to the 10-year-old me, so I badgered my parents into leaving the old County Stadium in Milwaukee Stadium with a Brewers bobblehead. Amazingly, it's...
    Something about the big, smiling guy with the wobbly head appealed to the 10-year-old me, so I badgered my parents into leaving the old County Stadium in Milwaukee Stadium with a Brewers bobblehead. Amazingly, it's...
  • HOPF: Private garbage collectors await their fate as Council votes on licensing fees next week

    HOPF: Private garbage collectors await their fate as Council votes on licensing fees next week

    Monday, December 15 2014 10:06 AM EST2014-12-15 15:06:57 GMT
    A proposed plan to charge private garbage haulers in Quincy an annual license fee of $1,000 per vehicle and require them to maintain insurance and report how they dispose of the trash they collect is set for a Dec. 22 City Council vote. This comes 10 months after aldermen approved a plan to increase the cost of garbage stickers to 75 cents and add an optional flat-rate payment for those who prefer totes.
    A proposed plan to charge private garbage haulers in Quincy an annual license fee of $1,000 per vehicle and require them to maintain insurance and report how they dispose of the trash they collect is set for a Dec. 22 City Council vote. This comes 10 months after aldermen approved a plan to increase the cost of garbage stickers to 75 cents and add an optional flat-rate payment for those who prefer totes.

  • 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...
  • O'Brien: Safety a close second to educating in today's schools

    O'Brien: Safety a close second to educating in today's schools

    Friday, December 12 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-12-12 17:46:52 GMT
    On Dec. 3, several K-9 units conducted a search of the Quincy Notre Dame High School parking lot. Principal Mark McDowell said nothing, other than his desire for a safe campus, prompted the search. "It was all up to me,"...
    On Dec. 3, several K-9 units conducted a search of the Quincy Notre Dame High School parking lot. Principal Mark McDowell said nothing, other than his desire for a safe campus, prompted the search. "It was all up to me,"...
  • EIGHINGER: How kids reinvent Christmas

    EIGHINGER: How kids reinvent Christmas

    Thursday, December 11 2014 10:37 AM EST2014-12-11 15:37:15 GMT
    There was a time when, I think, our family had let the real meaning behind Christmas slip away, especially the true spirit of the season. I'll be the first to admit that, and I'll also be the first to say I don't think that will ever be a problem again. One look around our living room on many evenings, especially this time of the year, proves why.
    There was a time when, I think, our family had let the real meaning behind Christmas slip away, especially the true spirit of the season. I'll be the first to admit that, and I'll also be the first to say I don't think that will ever be a problem again. One look around our living room on many evenings, especially this time of the year, proves why.
  • WILSON: Tracy saw history, both good and bad, during time in Illinois House

    WILSON: Tracy saw history, both good and bad, during time in Illinois House

    Wednesday, December 10 2014 3:54 PM EST2014-12-10 20:54:34 GMT
    Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, spent what probably will be her final day on the floor of the Illinois House last Wednesday dealing with a flurry of votes on bills that she, and many others, felt needed more work. "I didn't have time to be nostalgic. I had those feelings back at the end of the spring session," Tracy said.
    Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, spent what probably will be her final day on the floor of the Illinois House last Wednesday dealing with a flurry of votes on bills that she, and many others, felt needed more work. "I didn't have time to be nostalgic. I had those feelings back at the end of the spring session," Tracy said.

  • THOMPSON: Beloved games from just a few years ago now aren't so fun

    THOMPSON: Beloved games from just a few years ago now aren't so fun

    Wednesday, December 10 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-12-10 14:31:05 GMT
    My boyfriend, Bill, and I took a trip down memory lane last week that really tripped us up. With nothing else to do, we visited Aladdin's Castle in Quincy Mall to try some of our favorite arcade games. We're both less than a decade removed from our teenage years, and we thought we could show each other just how those games should be played. We were wrong.
    My boyfriend, Bill, and I took a trip down memory lane last week that really tripped us up. With nothing else to do, we visited Aladdin's Castle in Quincy Mall to try some of our favorite arcade games. We're both less than a decade removed from our teenage years, and we thought we could show each other just how those games should be played. We were wrong.

  • O'BRIEN: Lost iPhone app helps Quincy police quickly solve heist

    O'BRIEN: Lost iPhone app helps Quincy police quickly solve heist

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-12-09 13:59:57 GMT
    Column-DOB-NewColumn-DOB-New
    Ever wondered if that "Find iPhone" app really works? Look no further than a recent attempted iPhone heist in Quincy that went sour quickly for the guy who tried to make off with a phone. Alexis Gallamore was working...
    Ever wondered if that "Find iPhone" app really works? Look no further than a recent attempted iPhone heist in Quincy that went sour quickly for the guy who tried to make off with a phone. Alexis Gallamore was working...
  • Eighinger: It's all in the name for 'Moron of the Year'

    Eighinger: It's all in the name for 'Moron of the Year'

    Monday, December 8 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-12-08 16:52:13 GMT
    We offer our "Morons of the Month" medal winners in this space on 11 occasions during the year, but come December, it's "Moron of the Year" time. One selection is deemed to have risen above a year's worth of...
    We offer our "Morons of the Month" medal winners in this space on 11 occasions during the year, but come December, it's "Moron of the Year" time. One selection is deemed to have risen above a year's worth of...
  • O'BRIEN: Toys to avoid buying for Christmas

    O'BRIEN: Toys to avoid buying for Christmas

    Friday, December 5 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-12-05 15:55:38 GMT
    In the iconic holiday movie "A Christmas Story," Ralphie is repeatedly told by almost every adult that getting his coveted Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle would be a bad idea. "You'll shoot...
    In the iconic holiday movie "A Christmas Story," Ralphie is repeatedly told by almost every adult that getting his coveted Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle would be a bad idea. "You'll shoot...
  • EIGHINGER: Time to grab grub in swan-song lunch of year

    EIGHINGER: Time to grab grub in swan-song lunch of year

    Thursday, December 4 2014 11:36 AM EST2014-12-04 16:36:37 GMT
    It's time again to break bread with some of my friends, plus others who simply need my advice or encouragement. We do four of these would-be lunches each year, one for each season. Here's who I would like to...
    It's time again to break bread with some of my friends, plus others who simply need my advice or encouragement. We do four of these would-be lunches each year, one for each season. Here's who I would like to...
  • E. HUSAR: Wish comes true for Palmyra boy facing incurable autoimmune disease

    E. HUSAR: Wish comes true for Palmyra boy facing incurable autoimmune disease

    Wednesday, December 3 2014 8:54 AM EST2014-12-03 13:54:45 GMT
    Columnist Ed HusarColumnist Ed Husar
    Travon St. Clair's dream recently became a reality. The 7-year-old boy from Palmyra, Mo., had wished he could meet a character from the Transformer movies. Then last month, he got the opportunity to rub elbows with...
    Travon St. Clair's dream recently became a reality. The 7-year-old boy from Palmyra, Mo., had wished he could meet a character from the Transformer movies. Then last month, he got the opportunity to rub elbows with...
  • O'BRIEN: Treadmills often end up sitting in corner

    O'BRIEN: Treadmills often end up sitting in corner

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 9:48 AM EST2014-12-02 14:48:53 GMT
    Herald-Whig Columnist Don O'BrienHerald-Whig Columnist Don O'Brien
    It sits in the corner of the basement just begging to be used. Right now, it's the home to several blankets and a few pillows. It was used as a place to pile boxes a few months back. We could fold it up to save...
    It sits in the corner of the basement just begging to be used. Right now, it's the home to several blankets and a few pillows. It was used as a place to pile boxes a few months back. We could fold it up to save...
  • EIGHINGER: Cold shoulder? Don't go beating around bush

    EIGHINGER: Cold shoulder? Don't go beating around bush

    Monday, December 1 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-12-01 15:12:18 GMT
    Many times in my life, I have been told to quit "beating around the bush." Many times in my life, I have been given a "cold shoulder." Even more times in my life, I have wondered where those and numerous other sayings...
    Many times in my life, I have been told to quit "beating around the bush." Many times in my life, I have been given a "cold shoulder." Even more times in my life, I have wondered where those and numerous other sayings...
  • O'BRIEN: Thinking outside the box for that special Christmas gift

    O'BRIEN: Thinking outside the box for that special Christmas gift

    Friday, November 28 2014 12:05 PM EST2014-11-28 17:05:50 GMT
    Now that you've ditched the in-laws on Thanksgiving to do a little shopping and made the annual pilgrimage on Black Friday to take advantage of more deals, it's time to take a look at what else is out there for your gift-buying needs. ...
    Now that you've ditched the in-laws on Thanksgiving to do a little shopping and made the annual pilgrimage on Black Friday to take advantage of more deals, it's time to take a look at what else is out there for your gift-buying needs. ...

  • D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    D. HUSAR: Giving thanks for food -- and farmers

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 1:30 PM EST2014-11-26 18:30:30 GMT
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
    There's plenty to give thanks for on Thursday. Family and friends. Good health. A table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. Shawn Valter, manager of the Adams County Farm Bureau, wants to add one more thing to the list -- the farmers ...
  • O'BRIEN: Program gives area veterans a chance to tell their unique stories

    O'BRIEN: Program gives area veterans a chance to tell their unique stories

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 10:43 AM EST2014-11-25 15:43:58 GMT
    There was a time not too long ago when Larry Ellison didn't dare tell anyone that he was a military man. In the fall of 1968, Ellison returned to the area after serving a six-month stint on the front lines in...
    There was a time not too long ago when Larry Ellison didn't dare tell anyone that he was a military man. In the fall of 1968, Ellison returned to the area after serving a six-month stint on the front lines in...
  • EIGHINGER: I wish I could check out of the Hotel California

    EIGHINGER: I wish I could check out of the Hotel California

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-11-24 15:33:30 GMT
    So there I was, driving west on Harrison toward the Dairy Queen, near the entrance of South Park. I was trying to decide between having a banana split or one of those chocolate dipped cones. You can't go wrong with...
    So there I was, driving west on Harrison toward the Dairy Queen, near the entrance of South Park. I was trying to decide between having a banana split or one of those chocolate dipped cones. You can't go wrong with...
  • O'BRIEN: Loss of daughter more than 40 years ago from drunken driving accident still pains Quincy lawyer

    O'BRIEN: Loss of daughter more than 40 years ago from drunken driving accident still pains Quincy lawyer

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:13 AM EST2014-11-21 16:13:34 GMT
    It's a speech George Lewis has given hundreds of times, if not thousands. As he stood before a group of people inside a courtroom at the Adams County Courthouse, Lewis' voice cracked and his eyes began to redden. ...
    It's a speech George Lewis has given hundreds of times, if not thousands. As he stood before a group of people inside a courtroom at the Adams County Courthouse, Lewis' voice cracked and his eyes began to redden. ...
  • EIGHINGER: Don't forget, 60 is the new 40

    EIGHINGER: Don't forget, 60 is the new 40

    Thursday, November 20 2014 10:40 AM EST2014-11-20 15:40:01 GMT
    The blank stares normally are a dead giveaway. They can come during any conversation at any time with any of my four kids, who are now grown adults between the ages of 30 and 35. Fortunately, we all have a great...
    The blank stares normally are a dead giveaway. They can come during any conversation at any time with any of my four kids, who are now grown adults between the ages of 30 and 35. Fortunately, we all have a great...
  • THOMPSON: Planning for holiday meal didn't come together for Louisiana church

    THOMPSON: Planning for holiday meal didn't come together for Louisiana church

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:13 AM EST2014-11-19 16:13:54 GMT
    A long-standing Thanksgiving tradition at Louisiana's Centenary United Methodist Church is not over but merely on a yearlong hiatus, says a regular volunteer.
    A long-standing Thanksgiving tradition at Louisiana's Centenary United Methodist Church is not over but merely on a yearlong hiatus, says a regular volunteer.

  • O'BRIEN: Taking a pass on finding out when life is up

    O'BRIEN: Taking a pass on finding out when life is up

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-11-18 15:31:14 GMT
    It's probably the greatest mystery in each of our lives, one we never figure out until it's too late. When are we going to die? Every year we celebrate our birth. We get cake, messages from our "friends" on Facebook and maybe a present or two. It is always one of the best days of the year. But what if we knew when it was all coming to an end?
    It's probably the greatest mystery in each of our lives, one we never figure out until it's too late. When are we going to die? Every year we celebrate our birth. We get cake, messages from our "friends" on Facebook and maybe a present or two. It is always one of the best days of the year. But what if we knew when it was all coming to an end?

  • EIGHINGER: Manly men comes in all shapes and sizes

    EIGHINGER: Manly men comes in all shapes and sizes

    Monday, November 17 2014 11:25 AM EST2014-11-17 16:25:37 GMT
    At first, I was not sure whether to be offended or simply sit back and laugh at some of the suggestions. One of my newspaper buddies pointed out a Web page that dealt with the "48 Things All Men Should Know."
    At first, I was not sure whether to be offended or simply sit back and laugh at some of the suggestions. One of my newspaper buddies pointed out a Web page that dealt with the "48 Things All Men Should Know."
  • HOPF: As incumbents gear up for re-election, Moore likely to continue having some council problems

    HOPF: As incumbents gear up for re-election, Moore likely to continue having some council problems

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:51 AM EST2014-11-17 14:51:41 GMT
    Candidates interested in seven Quincy aldermanic positions that will appear on the February municipal primary election ballot can begin filing petitions on Monday, and it appears that most incumbents plan to seek another...
    Candidates interested in seven Quincy aldermanic positions that will appear on the February municipal primary election ballot can begin filing petitions on Monday, and it appears that most incumbents plan to seek another...
  • EIGHINGER: Some days I'm chuffed to bits, other days I drop a clanger

    EIGHINGER: Some days I'm chuffed to bits, other days I drop a clanger

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:49 AM EST2014-11-17 14:49:48 GMT
    For those who enjoyed actress Cote de Pablo's portrayal of special agent Ziva David -- pronounced ZEE-vuh Da-VEED -- on the long-running "NCIS" television series, you probably remember her ongoing difficulty with...
    For those who enjoyed actress Cote de Pablo's portrayal of special agent Ziva David -- pronounced ZEE-vuh Da-VEED -- on the long-running "NCIS" television series, you probably remember her ongoing difficulty with...
  • O'BRIEN: Stories on pets, child in trouble tug at readers' heart strings

    O'BRIEN: Stories on pets, child in trouble tug at readers' heart strings

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:48 AM EST2014-11-17 14:48:24 GMT
    For many years, trying to figure out what people read in The Herald-Whig was a bit of a guessing game. Sure, we had circulation numbers to give us an idea where our papers were being sold and where our subscribers lived,...
    For many years, trying to figure out what people read in The Herald-Whig was a bit of a guessing game. Sure, we had circulation numbers to give us an idea where our papers were being sold and where our subscribers lived,...
  • D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    D. HUSAR: Hancock native known for "injecting ginger into a ball team"

    Friday, November 14 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-14 17:54:07 GMT
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
    Amy Graham expected a few surprises in helping to put together the local portion of a traveling national exhibit on display in Carthage. She found some tied to America's favorite pastime. Hancock County has one...
  • EIGHINGER: Thanksgiving facts about use of forks, TV dinners and the national bird

    EIGHINGER: Thanksgiving facts about use of forks, TV dinners and the national bird

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 9:25 AM EST2014-11-12 14:25:45 GMT
    My wife reminded me this week how close we are to Thanksgiving. "Do you know when Thanksgiving is?" she said, almost in a panic. I wanted to ease her mind by letting her know that, yes, I certainly did. "Sure I do....
    My wife reminded me this week how close we are to Thanksgiving. "Do you know when Thanksgiving is?" she said, almost in a panic. I wanted to ease her mind by letting her know that, yes, I certainly did. "Sure I do....
  • O'BRIEN: More examples of common sense not being too common in some places

    O'BRIEN: More examples of common sense not being too common in some places

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-11-11 14:24:47 GMT
    Sometimes people do the dumbest things. At some point, you would think common sense would kick in, but, sadly, common sense isn't too common these days. Take a look two stories, both should make you shake your head:...
    Sometimes people do the dumbest things. At some point, you would think common sense would kick in, but, sadly, common sense isn't too common these days. Take a look two stories, both should make you shake your head:...
  • EIGHINGER: Cupid's arrows have been replaced by keyboard strokes

    EIGHINGER: Cupid's arrows have been replaced by keyboard strokes

    Monday, November 10 2014 9:02 AM EST2014-11-10 14:02:08 GMT
    The world as we once knew it continues to change ... and fast. Our dependence on technology has never been more evident than in several different -- and unrelated -- reports I came across a few days ago. Ironically,...
    The world as we once knew it continues to change ... and fast. Our dependence on technology has never been more evident than in several different -- and unrelated -- reports I came across a few days ago. Ironically,...
  • WILSON: Ground game helps parties motivate voters

    WILSON: Ground game helps parties motivate voters

    Sunday, November 9 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-11-09 14:00:16 GMT
    What would happen if politicians could choose their voters? That is the question that's asked every time political redistricting is debated. It's a question designed to make people feel uneasy about politicians...
    What would happen if politicians could choose their voters? That is the question that's asked every time political redistricting is debated. It's a question designed to make people feel uneasy about politicians...
  • O'BRIEN: Quincy family mourning loss of 'two of the sweetest, most-loving, tender dogs you'd ever want to meet'

    O'BRIEN: Quincy family mourning loss of 'two of the sweetest, most-loving, tender dogs you'd ever want to meet'

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:43 AM EST2014-11-08 07:43:37 GMT
    When Ron Gengenbacher's younger brother, Rob, left for college a few years ago, he and his family watched after Rob's yellow lab named Cobb. Cobb went missing last weekend near where Rob Gengenbacher lives in the...
    When Ron Gengenbacher's younger brother, Rob, left for college a few years ago, he and his family watched after Rob's yellow lab named Cobb. Cobb went missing last weekend near where Rob Gengenbacher lives in the...
  • E. HUSAR: School referendum supporters get a chance to celebrate early

    E. HUSAR: School referendum supporters get a chance to celebrate early

    Friday, November 7 2014 9:07 AM EST2014-11-07 14:07:33 GMT
    Supporters of the Quincy School District's $89 million bond issue were able to start their victory celebration early Tuesday night -- even before the final votes were tallied at the county clerk's office in the...
    Supporters of the Quincy School District's $89 million bond issue were able to start their victory celebration early Tuesday night -- even before the final votes were tallied at the county clerk's office in the...
  • EIGHINGER: Don't fill cupboards with chocolate bars just yet

    EIGHINGER: Don't fill cupboards with chocolate bars just yet

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-11-05 16:11:38 GMT
    Sometimes growing old has some major advantages. Not many, but a few. First of all, there is that handy-dandy AARP card, which is good for all sorts of discounts. Then there is the gray-hair factor when you order at a...
    Sometimes growing old has some major advantages. Not many, but a few. First of all, there is that handy-dandy AARP card, which is good for all sorts of discounts. Then there is the gray-hair factor when you order at a...
  • O'BRIEN: Terminally ill women show us to live life to its fullest

    O'BRIEN: Terminally ill women show us to live life to its fullest

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 9:27 AM EST2014-11-04 14:27:39 GMT
    Association's Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award and several groups made large donations to a group trying to raise funds to fight Hill's form of cancer. "This game was amazing," Hill said after the game. "It was...
    Association's Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award and several groups made large donations to a group trying to raise funds to fight Hill's form of cancer. "This game was amazing," Hill said after the game. "It was...
  • EIGHINGER: Borling embodies all that an American hero should be

    EIGHINGER: Borling embodies all that an American hero should be

    Sunday, November 2 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-11-02 06:24:02 GMT
    One of the many things I am grateful for in this life is the opportunity to have met and talked with John Borling, who, for me, is the essence of what an American hero should be. The fact that Borling likes to refer to...
    One of the many things I am grateful for in this life is the opportunity to have met and talked with John Borling, who, for me, is the essence of what an American hero should be. The fact that Borling likes to refer to...
  • O'BRIEN: Family of handicapped man hoping stolen TVs can be recovered

    O'BRIEN: Family of handicapped man hoping stolen TVs can be recovered

    Saturday, November 1 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-11-01 05:27:00 GMT
    A freak accident more than a quarter-century ago took away Delbert Palmer's ability to walk. Palmer broke his neck in 1988 after diving off a boat, leaving him a quadriplegic. The accident did not take his will to...
    A freak accident more than a quarter-century ago took away Delbert Palmer's ability to walk. Palmer broke his neck in 1988 after diving off a boat, leaving him a quadriplegic. The accident did not take his will to...
  • THOMPSON: Woman learns about her parents through trunk filled with documents

    THOMPSON: Woman learns about her parents through trunk filled with documents

    Friday, October 31 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-10-31 13:41:45 GMT
    Marsha Norris Knudsen said she knew there were treasures in her mother's old steamer trunk, but she didn't realize it was a jackpot. The black trunk, lodged in an attic, contained letters, photos and mementoes...
    Marsha Norris Knudsen said she knew there were treasures in her mother's old steamer trunk, but she didn't realize it was a jackpot. The black trunk, lodged in an attic, contained letters, photos and mementoes...
  • EIGHINGER: Plenty of moronic decisions also found in world of sports

    EIGHINGER: Plenty of moronic decisions also found in world of sports

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-10-29 14:51:15 GMT
    There are times when we opt out of the regular "Morons of the Month" format for a special edition. This is one of those times. Today's awards will showcase the world of sports over the past quarter of a century. I...
    There are times when we opt out of the regular "Morons of the Month" format for a special edition. This is one of those times. Today's awards will showcase the world of sports over the past quarter of a century. I...
  • O'Brien: Tips on making the most of a special Friday night Halloween

    O'Brien: Tips on making the most of a special Friday night Halloween

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-10-28 15:08:14 GMT
    The calendar has given Halloween fans a gift for this year's holiday -- a Friday night celebration. More often than not, Halloween means dressing up in our best costumes one night and then being slapped in the face...
    The calendar has given Halloween fans a gift for this year's holiday -- a Friday night celebration. More often than not, Halloween means dressing up in our best costumes one night and then being slapped in the face...
  • WILSON: Human element makes political sphere messy

    WILSON: Human element makes political sphere messy

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:29:51 GMT
    Political discourse can get toxic and yet there are some resources available that can help voters who want to make informed decisions. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talked with Bill Moyers on Moyers...
    Political discourse can get toxic and yet there are some resources available that can help voters who want to make informed decisions. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talked with Bill Moyers on Moyers...
  • EIGHINGER: My fears and phobias were left off the list

    EIGHINGER: My fears and phobias were left off the list

    Sunday, October 26 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-10-26 05:12:06 GMT
    My list of fears and phobias has not changed much over the years. Ever since I can remember, I've pretty much hated bridges, never wanted to fly and have tried to avoid claustrophobic sites. Concerning the...
    My list of fears and phobias has not changed much over the years. Ever since I can remember, I've pretty much hated bridges, never wanted to fly and have tried to avoid claustrophobic sites. Concerning the...
  • O'BRIEN: Rankings give reason to feel sorry for single women in Illinois

    O'BRIEN: Rankings give reason to feel sorry for single women in Illinois

    Saturday, October 25 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-10-25 05:58:58 GMT
    For whatever reason, I have always been a sucker for rankings and polls. Who's ranked No. 1? Who's considered the worst? It probably harks back to my days of reading the agate page of the newspaper as a kid,...
    For whatever reason, I have always been a sucker for rankings and polls. Who's ranked No. 1? Who's considered the worst? It probably harks back to my days of reading the agate page of the newspaper as a kid,...
  • HUSAR: Trees for Tomorrow campaign produces striking fall color -- for today

    HUSAR: Trees for Tomorrow campaign produces striking fall color -- for today

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:18:48 GMT
    With fall colors peaking this week in West-Central Illinois, no one is happier than Anne St. John of Quincy. St. John has been downright giddy in recent days while watching the trees along Maine Street, State Street and...
    With fall colors peaking this week in West-Central Illinois, no one is happier than Anne St. John of Quincy. St. John has been downright giddy in recent days while watching the trees along Maine Street, State Street and...
  • O'BRIEN: Survey shows what many know: All's good in Adams County

    O'BRIEN: Survey shows what many know: All's good in Adams County

    Thursday, October 23 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-10-23 23:11:35 GMT
    As if we needed any more confirmation of the fact, a recent study published by New York Times Magazine shows that in Adams County, "life is good." Or at least the county is "doing better" than others inside the United...
    As if we needed any more confirmation of the fact, a recent study published by New York Times Magazine shows that in Adams County, "life is good." Or at least the county is "doing better" than others inside the United...
  • EIGHINGER: When it comes to living pioneer life, better them than me

    EIGHINGER: When it comes to living pioneer life, better them than me

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:11:33 GMT
    Nolan Dede is a 9-year-old third-grader at Blessed Sacrament School. I'm pretty sure we're kindred spirits. I was on the grounds of the John Wood Mansion at 12th and State a few days ago, working on a story about...
    Nolan Dede is a 9-year-old third-grader at Blessed Sacrament School. I'm pretty sure we're kindred spirits. I was on the grounds of the John Wood Mansion at 12th and State a few days ago, working on a story about...
  • O'BRIEN: Quincy police chief reluctantly walks into national spotlight

    O'BRIEN: Quincy police chief reluctantly walks into national spotlight

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:08:02 GMT
    A bundle of "48 Hours" hats sat on Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley's desk, not too far from a business card for someone from CBS. Copley recorded interviews with ABC and Fox News this week. He hasn't spoken...
    A bundle of "48 Hours" hats sat on Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley's desk, not too far from a business card for someone from CBS. Copley recorded interviews with ABC and Fox News this week. He hasn't spoken...
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