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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Friday
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  • 34°
  • 25°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 38°
  • 27°

Rain developing during the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow

Monday
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  • 21°
  • 18°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 36°
  • 20°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 29°
  • 10°

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
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  • 20°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 26°(Feels like 18°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:09 am
  • Sunset: 05:22:28 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Friday
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  • 32°
  • 22°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 37°
  • 31°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 32°

Periods of snow

Monday
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  • 16°
  • 11°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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  • 39°
  • 23°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 27°

Snow showers at times

Thursday
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  • 13°
  • -2°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 26°(Feels like 18°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:23 am
  • Sunset: 05:18:12 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 24°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 39°
  • 33°

Rain

Sunday
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  • 35°

Rain mixed with snow

Monday
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  • 21°
  • 15°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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  • 42°
  • 29°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
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  • 30°

Snow showers at times

Thursday
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  • 16°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 28°(Feels like 22°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:59 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:39 pm
  • Humidity: 74
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Friday
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  • 37°
  • 25°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 40°
  • 34°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Sunday
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  • 36°
  • 10°

Rain mixed with snow

Monday
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  • 24°
  • 17°

A few clouds

Tuesday
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  • 44°
  • 27°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
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  • 32°

A few snow showers

Thursday
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  • 18°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 28°(Feels like 22°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:15:51 am
  • Sunset: 05:23:10 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • 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: Nothing out of the ordinary with progression of Lovelace case

    O'BRIEN: Nothing out of the ordinary with progression of Lovelace case

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:39 AM EST2015-01-30 14:39:28 GMT
    A second delay in the first-degree murder trial of Quincyan Curtis Lovelace earlier this week had some people wondering what's happening in the case. Some who commented on social media wondered if Lovelace and his...
    A second delay in the first-degree murder trial of Quincyan Curtis Lovelace earlier this week had some people wondering what's happening in the case. Some who commented on social media wondered if Lovelace and his...
  • 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...
  • THOMPSON: Lewis County community helping ailing fifth-grader, family with benefit

    THOMPSON: Lewis County community helping ailing fifth-grader, family with benefit

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:37 PM EST2015-01-28 17:37:31 GMT
    Eleven-year-old Sydney Mead could let the months of intense chemotherapy and the weeks away from classmates and teammates get her down, but she doesn't. And she won't. The Highland Elementary School...
    Eleven-year-old Sydney Mead could let the months of intense chemotherapy and the weeks away from classmates and teammates get her down, but she doesn't. And she won't. The Highland Elementary School...
  • O'BRIEN: Misinformation spreads like wildfire in shooting's wake

    O'BRIEN: Misinformation spreads like wildfire in shooting's wake

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 9:34 AM EST2015-01-27 14:34:36 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It didn't take long for the wildfire to spread Saturday night. People milling around on the southwest corner of Main and Broadway had everything figured out less than an hour after a shooting had...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It didn't take long for the wildfire to spread Saturday night. People milling around on the southwest corner of Main and Broadway had everything figured out less than an hour after a shooting had...
  • 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...
  • HOPF: Process provides public with little information for large contracts

    HOPF: Process provides public with little information for large contracts

    Sunday, January 25 2015 2:50 PM EST2015-01-25 19:50:13 GMT
    A raucous meeting of the Quincy Finance Committee last week showed that some aldermen believe they aren't being provided with enough information from the city's administration before being asked to decide monetary and staffing ...

    A raucous meeting of the Quincy Finance Committee last week showed that some aldermen believe they aren't being provided with enough information from the city's administration before being asked to decide monetary and staffing ...


  • O'BRIEN: Lesson to be learned from squabble between English parents

    O'BRIEN: Lesson to be learned from squabble between English parents

    Friday, January 23 2015 10:12 AM EST2015-01-23 15:12:21 GMT
    Anyone who is a parent to a grade-schooler has to feel like a social director because Little Jimmy or Susie are always on the go. There are soccer practices, basketball games and piano lesson. Toss in the frequent birthday...
    Anyone who is a parent to a grade-schooler has to feel like a social director because Little Jimmy or Susie are always on the go. There are soccer practices, basketball games and piano lesson. Toss in the frequent birthday...
  • 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.

  • E. HUSAR: Art teacher brings color to disadvantaged students

    E. HUSAR: Art teacher brings color to disadvantaged students

    Thursday, January 22 2015 9:35 AM EST2015-01-22 14:35:32 GMT
    Columnist Ed HusarColumnist Ed Husar

    A third-grader said something that broke her heart. "She told me there were a lot of people in her family and they hardly had money for food, so nobody was going to buy her a box of crayons," Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Quincy artist, said. "After I heard that, I decided ...

    A third-grader said something that broke her heart. "She told me there were a lot of people in her family and they hardly had money for food, so nobody was going to buy her a box of crayons," Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Quincy artist, said. "After I heard that, I decided ...


  • O'BRIEN: Maryland child neglect case exposes parental paradox

    O'BRIEN: Maryland child neglect case exposes parental paradox

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 1:11 PM EST2015-01-20 18:11:18 GMT
    Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have a 10-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. They believe in a concept called "free-range parenting." They have rules in their house, but they believe children should explore on their own if they are responsible enough. 
    Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have a 10-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. They believe in a concept called "free-range parenting." They have rules in their house, but they believe children should explore on their own if they are responsible enough. 
  • 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...
  • WILSON: Rauner states ethics reform by going after low hanging fruit

    WILSON: Rauner states ethics reform by going after low hanging fruit

    Monday, January 19 2015 10:46 AM EST2015-01-19 15:46:02 GMT
    After winning election with the promise he would "shake up Springfield," Gov. Bruce Rauner made ethics reforms among his first actions in office.
    After winning election with the promise he would "shake up Springfield," Gov. Bruce Rauner made ethics reforms among his first actions in office.
  • O'BRIEN: New futuristic Google smartphone app helps breakdown language barriers

    O'BRIEN: New futuristic Google smartphone app helps breakdown language barriers

    Friday, January 16 2015 9:59 AM EST2015-01-16 14:59:19 GMT
    If only there were smartphones in the early 2000s. Then maybe current Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe would have been able to communicate with his minor league teammates better as he worked his way through the...
    If only there were smartphones in the early 2000s. Then maybe current Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe would have been able to communicate with his minor league teammates better as he worked his way through 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...
  • D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    D. HUSAR: Packing away Christmas not always a small project

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:09 PM EST2015-01-14 17:09:47 GMT
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.
    The first steps involve gaining access to the displays by taking down the lights that line the roads. Volunteers and labor provided by the Clayton Work Camp pull and coil power cables, then load displays in waiting trailers. "Things do have to be taken down carefully and put away properly, or we're delayed even more in the fall," Groves said.

  • O'BRIEN: Birders know no limits when it comes to seeing rare species

    O'BRIEN: Birders know no limits when it comes to seeing rare species

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 1:39 PM EST2015-01-13 18:39:55 GMT
    The ivory gull was first spotted Jan. 2, and its arrival made Quincy the epicenter of birding. Even the Chicago Tribune and Kansas City Star did their own stories about the bird being so far away from home.
    The ivory gull was first spotted Jan. 2, and its arrival made Quincy the epicenter of birding. Even the Chicago Tribune and Kansas City Star did their own stories about the bird being so far away from home.
  • 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...
  • O'BRIEN: Thanks to lawsuits, cities forced to crack down on sledding

    O'BRIEN: Thanks to lawsuits, cities forced to crack down on sledding

    Monday, January 12 2015 11:41 AM EST2015-01-12 16:41:07 GMT
    Several cities have limited sledding amid fears of lawsuits. There was a time when the Quincy Park District rolled out the welcome mats for sledders. The Park District used to put out barrels containing wood to keep people warm while they enjoyed the park. That practice ended about five years ago.
    Several cities have limited sledding amid fears of lawsuits. There was a time when the Quincy Park District rolled out the welcome mats for sledders. The Park District used to put out barrels containing wood to keep people warm while they enjoyed the park. That practice ended about five years ago.
  • HOPF: TIF project guidelines for private development seen as opportunity to grow downtown

    HOPF: TIF project guidelines for private development seen as opportunity to grow downtown

    Monday, January 12 2015 11:39 AM EST2015-01-12 16:39:48 GMT
    The new year may bring fundamental changes to the city of Quincy's philosophy on the how it uses tax incremental financing district funds.
    The new year may bring fundamental changes to the city of Quincy's philosophy on the how it uses tax incremental financing district funds.
  • 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...
  • THOMPSON: Two acts of kindness make my life easier

    THOMPSON: Two acts of kindness make my life easier

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 9:02 AM EST2015-01-07 14:02:47 GMT
    Whoever coined the term "Gem City" could've been referring to some of Quincy's residents because many of them are real gems. I've noticed in my six months that, for the most part, Quincyans have a genuine...
    Whoever coined the term "Gem City" could've been referring to some of Quincy's residents because many of them are real gems. I've noticed in my six months that, for the most part, Quincyans have a genuine...
  • O'BRIEN: Death of 'father of modern baseball card' a grim reminder that industry has changed

    O'BRIEN: Death of 'father of modern baseball card' a grim reminder that industry has changed

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 10:10 AM EST2015-01-06 15:10:40 GMT
    Cheap(er) gas prices should make us all a little nostalgic for "the good old days." As a kid, I always hopped in the car with my dad when he went to the gas station. The drill was the same every time. He would fill his...
    Cheap(er) gas prices should make us all a little nostalgic for "the good old days." As a kid, I always hopped in the car with my dad when he went to the gas station. The drill was the same every time. He would fill his...
  • 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...
  • WILSON: Divided government need not be ineffective

    WILSON: Divided government need not be ineffective

    Sunday, January 4 2015 2:30 PM EST2015-01-04 19:30:14 GMT
    A quick look at recent history could help Barack Obama and Bruce Rauner prepare to work with lawmakers from the opposing party this year.Top executives may wish legislators from their own parties were in the majority, but that doesn't always ...
    A quick look at recent history could help Barack Obama and Bruce Rauner prepare to work with lawmakers from the opposing party this year.Top executives may wish legislators from their own parties were in the majority, but that doesn't always ...
  • O'BRIEN: New Year's resolutions aren't for everyone

    O'BRIEN: New Year's resolutions aren't for everyone

    Friday, January 2 2015 9:20 AM EST2015-01-02 14:20:32 GMT
    Welcome to the second day of 2015. How are those New Year's resolutions working out? I'm sure some of you have already thrown in the towel. That's OK. You're not alone. According to research by the...
    Welcome to the second day of 2015. How are those New Year's resolutions working out? I'm sure some of you have already thrown in the towel. That's OK. You're not alone. According to research by the...
  • HOPF: Two dogs sum up local animal stories in Quincy in 2014

    HOPF: Two dogs sum up local animal stories in Quincy in 2014

    Wednesday, December 31 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-12-31 14:43:03 GMT
    They acted like dogs you would expect to see at your house. Attached to leashes, the two dogs were doing what they could to visit with the people standing around them. If there had been a ball or stick, you know they would want to play. These weren't ordinary dogs, though.
    They acted like dogs you would expect to see at your house. Attached to leashes, the two dogs were doing what they could to visit with the people standing around them. If there had been a ball or stick, you know they would want to play. These weren't ordinary dogs, though.
  • E. HUSAR: Big train crash in Naperville still touching local lives 68 years later

    E. HUSAR: Big train crash in Naperville still touching local lives 68 years later

    Tuesday, December 30 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-12-30 15:12:13 GMT
    Last January, The Herald-Whig received word that Naperville was planning to erect a memorial recognizing a train crash that took place April 25, 1946. Why would this be of interest to Herald-Whig readers? Because 12 of the 45 people killed ...
    Last January, The Herald-Whig received word that Naperville was planning to erect a memorial recognizing a train crash that took place April 25, 1946. Why would this be of interest to Herald-Whig readers? Because 12 of the 45 people killed ...

  • 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...
  • O'BRIEN: We can learn a valuable lesson from convicted drunken driver

    O'BRIEN: We can learn a valuable lesson from convicted drunken driver

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:12 AM EST2014-12-26 14:12:45 GMT
    Matthew Ruble didn't think it could happen to him. In that way, the 25-year-old is like a lot of us. Sure, we might decide to have a couple of drinks and then drive home. Nothing's going to happen, right? If you've never thought that way, you're either lying to yourself or you don't drink.
    Matthew Ruble didn't think it could happen to him. In that way, the 25-year-old is like a lot of us. Sure, we might decide to have a couple of drinks and then drive home. Nothing's going to happen, right? If you've never thought that way, you're either lying to yourself or you don't drink.
  • E. HUSAR: Daughter beats Dad in race to read Harry Potter

    E. HUSAR: Daughter beats Dad in race to read Harry Potter

    Wednesday, December 24 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-12-24 14:33:48 GMT
    A turning-point moment came Monday night. It involved my daughter, Katie, who has been filling our life with joy for more than 13 years. When Katie became an avid reader as a wisp of a child, I announced one of my goals in life was to read a Harry Potter novel before she did.
    A turning-point moment came Monday night. It involved my daughter, Katie, who has been filling our life with joy for more than 13 years. When Katie became an avid reader as a wisp of a child, I announced one of my goals in life was to read a Harry Potter novel before she did.

  • O'BRIEN: Readers help restore Quincy woman's faith in humanity

    O'BRIEN: Readers help restore Quincy woman's faith in humanity

    Tuesday, December 23 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-12-23 13:59:21 GMT
    It wasn't too long ago that Linda Kramer didn't have much hope for humanity. The Quincy woman was left to pick up the pieces after her brother's apartment had been burglarized earlier this year.
    It wasn't too long ago that Linda Kramer didn't have much hope for humanity. The Quincy woman was left to pick up the pieces after her brother's apartment had been burglarized earlier this year.
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
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