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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Wednesday
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  • 38°

Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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Windy with times of sun and clouds

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Sunny

Saturday
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Afternoon rain/snow developing

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  • 10°

Snow

Monday
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Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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Partly cloudy

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 41°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 17 mph, gusting to 24 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:52 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:04 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Wednesday
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Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

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Cloudy and windy

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Sunny

Saturday
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An afternoon mix of rain and snow

Sunday
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Snow likely

Monday
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A few clouds

Tuesday
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Currently in Macomb as of

  • 37°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 18 mph, gusting to 24 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:08 am
  • Sunset: 05:15:44 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Wednesday
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Mostly sunny and windy

Thursday
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Windy with clouds

Friday
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Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Late day rain and snow showers

Sunday
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Snow likely

Monday
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Sunshine

Tuesday
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Partly cloudy

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 40°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 16 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:18:15 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Wednesday
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  • 53°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 25°

Windy with times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 28°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 33°

Afternoon rain/snow developing

Sunday
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Snow likely

Monday
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Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 27°

A few clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 43°(Feels like 35°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 16 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:47 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

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School Sisters of Notre Dame being honored for 155 years of service in Quincy

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This ongoing commitment to educating students and aiding the community will be recognized Saturday when the SSND religious order is given the 2015 "Friend of Catholic Education Award." The seventh annual award -- sponsored by the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation -- will be presented during a $100-a-plate fund-raising banquet at the Holiday Inn, 4821 Oak. A 6:30 p.m. social hour will precede the dinner. More>>

JWCC unveils Woody the Trail Blazer as mascot

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John Wood Community College introduced its first official mascot -- Woody the Trail Blazer -- Wednesday as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. JWCC President Mike Elbe said he felt having a mascot symbolizes the growth of the school and noted that prospective students often recognize certain colleges by their mascot.

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Plea hearing delayed one week in theft case

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QUINCY -- A plea hearing for a Quincy man involved in a theft case has been continued. Quincy attorney Riff Scholz, who is representing Mathew C. Clark, asked Judge William Mays for a one-week continuance so that the plea agreement could be finalized.

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Pittsfield hospital expands telemedicine into cardiology consults

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illini Community Hospital has expanded its telemedicine services to cardiology consultations. The technology -- a telemedicine robot providing a secure computer link between a patient in Pittsfield with non-life-threatening cardiology issues and a cardiologist with Blessing Physician Services in Quincy -- allows some patients to stay at Illini rather than transfer to another hospital.

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Rave reviews for new recycling trucks after one month of operations

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Scott Baird says the new recycling trucks the city of Quincy received in December are much easier to maneuver than the older models. "It's a heavier truck and it's smoother," said Baird, who has driven a recycling truck for the Department of Central Services for 10 years. "The wheelbase is shorter in the back, so we're able to turn sharper. These trucks are a little longer than the old ones, but they just drive better."

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Faulty meter blamed for fire on Oak Street

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A faulty electrical device was believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment about 4:23 p.m. Tuesday at 400 1/2 Oak. No injuries were reported, but firefighters rescued a cat from the building.  More>>

Quincy arts community honors Irwin Award winners

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The city of Quincy celebrated its arts community Tuesday afternoon with the presentation of the 2014 George Irwin Arts Awards. Previously known as the City of Quincy Awards, this year's honorees are the first to be linked with Irwin, who founded the Quincy Society of Fine Arts in 1947. 

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Pike County murder case continued

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- An arraignment hearing for an Arizona man charged with first-degree murder was continued for the second time Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. According to Pike County Circuit Clerk records,... More>>

Two arrested on meth charges in Quincy

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QUINCY -- Two Quincy residents were arrested Monday on methamphetamine charges. Timothy J. Yarbrough, 25, and Eva M. Mahair, 22, were arrested after officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force and Adams County... More>>

Quincy slaying suspect found fit to stand trial

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A Quincy man accused of first-degree murder has been found mentally fit to stand trial. Judge William Mays ruled that David W. Masterson, 51, will be able to go to trial if probable cause is found in the case. Masterson recently met with Quincy psychologist Frank Froman. Mays said he reviewed a report Froman made and determined that Masterson's case could continue.

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Pike board looks at liquor license for dry township's event

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Organizers hope the benefit's good cause will overshadow any strong feelings about liquor sales. But what one organizer heard from the commission's permitting department about the special permit didn't agree with what Pike County State's Attorney Zack Boren found in a separate conversation with the commission's legal department.

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Seven people, dog escape safely after house fire at 11th and Chestnut Video included

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Viola Mangham is grateful that her family is safe. Mangham, her two daughters and four grandchildren safely exited her home after a fire broke out late Monday afternoon at 11th and Chestnut. “I could not handle it if something happened to my grand-babies or my girls,” she said. More>>

Christmas campaign smashes fundraising record, raising more than $420,000

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 Campaign chairs John and Dale Stevenson, and their children Jack and Alec, announced Monday the Christmastime campaign raised $429,205 by its Jan. 23 closing. The total exceeded the Salvation Army's 2014 goal by $36,205.

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Twelve-year plan to fight emerald ash borer in Quincy has $500,000 price tag

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QUINCY -- A plan that would combat the impending arrival of the emerald ash borer would cost the city $500,000 over 12 years. Members of the Quincy Tree Commission on Friday will consider recommending that the City Council adopt the plan, which calls for treating the healthiest ash trees in the city while removing many of the 880 ash trees on city property.
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Souper Bowl of Caring nearing goal of 10,000 items

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Megan Duesterhaus feels the "Souper" Bowl goal three local food pantries have is attainable. "I think it's definitely within reach," said Duesterhaus, the executive director of Quanada, a Quincy shelter for women in crisis. Quanada, Madonna House and Quincy Catholic Charities have been working together this month to collect a combined 10,000 items to help keep community food pantries stocked. The Souper Bowl of collections runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.
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Two Pike County teens hurt in one-vehicle accident

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Two Pike County teens injured in one-vehicle accident Two teenagers were injured after a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Interstate 72 in Pike County.  More>>

Pikeland outlines timetable for air-conditioning projects

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School District is moving forward with its plans to install air conditioning in three buildings over the summer. Superintendent Paula Hawley outlined a timetable Wednesday for seeking bids for the air-conditioning units as well as asbestos abatement at South Elementary School, the alternative school and Pittsfield High School. "We want to try our best to get it done this summer," Hawley said. 

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Liberty man's aggravated DUI trial pushed back to May

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QUINCY -- The trial of a Liberty man charged with aggravated DUI stemming from a fatal crash was pushed back Friday after his lawyer lost a motion hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Jeffrey T. Tenhouse, 49, will stand trial in May. He was originally scheduled to go to trial in March. The trial date was moved after Judge Scott Walden denied a motion made by Tenhouse's lawyer, Todd Goebel of Springfield, to exclude hospital blood test results.

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Brown County commended for no traffic deaths in 2014

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 For the fourth time in the last six years, Brown County made it through an entire year with no traffic fatalities. The small county was just one of nine in the state that didn't have anyone die on its roads in 2014.

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Greenfield Elementary School likely to be sold next fall

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Pikeland School Board lends support to Illinois education

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Vision 20/20 could benefit the district by pushing for teacher reciprocity agreements with surrounding states, a more balanced approach to testing and a two-year budget cycle.

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Moore disputes claims that process wasn't open to aldermen

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Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore is contesting assertions of some aldermen that the process the city implemented to hire private companies to handle sludge disposal and operating the wastewater treatment plant was not transparent enough. Alderman Mike Farha said the Finance Committee was only provided a presentation that contained scoring completed by the administration and not the details of the proposals by each company. More>>

Quincy-Adams County Enterprise Zone one of 67 applications filed to the state

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The Quincy-Adams County Enterprise Zone is one of 67 applications submitted to the state of Illinois for consideration, according to an announcement from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. DCEO will score each application and submit its findings to a five-member Enterprise Zone Board by June 30. The board, which will be appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, is expected to approve or deny the applications by Sept. 30...
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  • Former Quincy Community Theatre bookkeeper gets probation in theft case

    Former Quincy Community Theatre bookkeeper gets probation in theft case

    Thursday, January 22 2015 3:33 PM EST2015-01-22 20:33:05 GMT
    A former bookeeper and box office manager for the Quincy Community Theatre was sentenced to probation Thursday after she stole more than $12,000 from the organization over a 19-month period. P. Lynn Schlientz, 52, of Benton, Ark., was sentenced to 24 months probation by Judge William Mays during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. 
    A former bookeeper and box office manager for the Quincy Community Theatre was sentenced to probation Thursday after she stole more than $12,000 from the organization over a 19-month period. P. Lynn Schlientz, 52, of Benton, Ark., was sentenced to 24 months probation by Judge William Mays during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. 
  • Quincy man to stand trial after allegedly stealing from mother

    Quincy man to stand trial after allegedly stealing from mother

    Thursday, January 22 2015 9:46 AM EST2015-01-22 14:46:13 GMT
    A Quincy man will stand trial in April for allegedly stealing money from his elderly mother. Michael C. Hawk, 46, pleaded not guilty to one count of financial exploitation of the elderly Wednesday after Judge Scott Walden found probable cause for him to stand trial during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. 
    A Quincy man will stand trial in April for allegedly stealing money from his elderly mother. Michael C. Hawk, 46, pleaded not guilty to one count of financial exploitation of the elderly Wednesday after Judge Scott Walden found probable cause for him to stand trial during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. 

  • Park District gets, loses state funding for skate park

    Park District gets, loses state funding for skate park

    Thursday, January 22 2015 9:24 AM EST2015-01-22 14:24:37 GMT
    The state of Illinois giveth, and the state of Illinois taketh away. The Quincy Park District learned Dec. 31 that it had received a $30,000 grant to help build a skate park at Lincoln Park near its headquarters on Bonansinga Drive. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner told recipients that the state would not honor any grants issued by the administration of former governor Pat Quinn because of a spending freeze.
    The state of Illinois giveth, and the state of Illinois taketh away. The Quincy Park District learned Dec. 31 that it had received a $30,000 grant to help build a skate park at Lincoln Park near its headquarters on Bonansinga Drive. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner told recipients that the state would not honor any grants issued by the administration of former governor Pat Quinn because of a spending freeze.

  • Film crew working on two projects recognizing Quincy's role in aiding Mormons

    Film crew working on two projects recognizing Quincy's role in aiding Mormons

    Thursday, January 22 2015 9:18 AM EST2015-01-22 14:18:40 GMT
    A crew from the "History of the Saints" documentary series is filming in Quincy this week for two projects recognizing Quincy's connections to the early history of the Mormon church. One project involves creating a 10- to 12-minute orientation video that will be shown continuously in the new history museum slated to open in March inside the former Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, Fourth and Maine.
    A crew from the "History of the Saints" documentary series is filming in Quincy this week for two projects recognizing Quincy's connections to the early history of the Mormon church. One project involves creating a 10- to 12-minute orientation video that will be shown continuously in the new history museum slated to open in March inside the former Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, Fourth and Maine.
  • Finance Committee blasts process for wastewater treatment plant operator

    Finance Committee blasts process for wastewater treatment plant operator

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 2:39 PM EST2015-01-21 19:39:28 GMT
    The city's Finance Committee has tabled proposals that would award operations of the wastewater treatment plant and sludge disposal to unnamed private companies because members said the administration did not provide enough details to fully vet the plans.
    The city's Finance Committee has tabled proposals that would award operations of the wastewater treatment plant and sludge disposal to unnamed private companies because members said the administration did not provide enough details to fully vet the plans.
  • Finance Committee to review health care proposal

    Finance Committee to review health care proposal

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 1:11 PM EST2015-01-21 18:11:46 GMT
     A proposal to move employee and dependent health care coverage to Blue Cross Blue Shield is going under additional review after the Quincy City Council approved a request Tuesday to send the one-year plan to the Finance Committee.
     A proposal to move employee and dependent health care coverage to Blue Cross Blue Shield is going under additional review after the Quincy City Council approved a request Tuesday to send the one-year plan to the Finance Committee.

  • Patio restaurant aiming for early February reopening

    Patio restaurant aiming for early February reopening

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 1:07 PM EST2015-01-21 18:07:41 GMT
    If repairs continue to progress as planned, Mark Neiswender said the Patio restaurant will be open for business again during the first week of February or shortly thereafter.
    If repairs continue to progress as planned, Mark Neiswender said the Patio restaurant will be open for business again during the first week of February or shortly thereafter.

  • Pittsfield City Council approves $3M in bonds for hospital project

    Pittsfield City Council approves $3M in bonds for hospital project

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 12:57 PM EST2015-01-21 17:57:56 GMT
    Pittsfield aldermen Tuesday approved and issued $3 million in bonds for the hospital project. The bonds carry no liability to the city and will be repaid by Illini.
    Pittsfield aldermen Tuesday approved and issued $3 million in bonds for the hospital project. The bonds carry no liability to the city and will be repaid by Illini.
  • YWCA program teaches girls cooking skills, teamwork

    YWCA program teaches girls cooking skills, teamwork

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 10:10 AM EST2015-01-21 15:10:17 GMT
    The smell of gumbo filled the kitchen of Luther Memorial Church, as eight junior high-aged girls were busy cooking bacon, preparing chicken for the oven and assembling desserts. The girls spent their day off learning the ins and outs of cooking through the Young Women's Chef Program on Monday, which is operated by the YWCA Quincy. 
    The smell of gumbo filled the kitchen of Luther Memorial Church, as eight junior high-aged girls were busy cooking bacon, preparing chicken for the oven and assembling desserts. The girls spent their day off learning the ins and outs of cooking through the Young Women's Chef Program on Monday, which is operated by the YWCA Quincy. 

  • QCT welcomes new head of education, director of student theater

    QCT welcomes new head of education, director of student theater

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-01-21 03:55:19 GMT
    Kelsey Celek, a native of Dayton, Ohio, will have that opportunity as the theater's head of education and director of student theater. She started her job earlier this month, filling the vacancy left open when Brandon Thomsen became the QCT's artistic director in July. She will be responsible for directing all of the theater's student productions.
    Kelsey Celek, a native of Dayton, Ohio, will have that opportunity as the theater's head of education and director of student theater. She started her job earlier this month, filling the vacancy left open when Brandon Thomsen became the QCT's artistic director in July. She will be responsible for directing all of the theater's student productions.
  • Traffic crashes up slightly in Quincy during 2014

    Traffic crashes up slightly in Quincy during 2014

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 10:21 AM EST2015-01-20 15:21:21 GMT
    A few things stick out when Quincy police officer Neal Meyer pours over the city's 2014 traffic statistics. There were nearly 100 more accidents during the year on slick roads than there were during 2013. Meyer, the department's traffic safety officer, believes the rise in accidents in those conditions is a direct link to a rise in accidents on city streets for the third straight year.
    A few things stick out when Quincy police officer Neal Meyer pours over the city's 2014 traffic statistics. There were nearly 100 more accidents during the year on slick roads than there were during 2013. Meyer, the department's traffic safety officer, believes the rise in accidents in those conditions is a direct link to a rise in accidents on city streets for the third straight year.
  • Indiana resident injured when car strikes guardrail near Barry

    Indiana resident injured when car strikes guardrail near Barry

    Monday, January 19 2015 9:27 AM EST2015-01-19 14:27:50 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- A one-car crash at 3:50 p.m. Sunday near Barry injured an Indiana resident. The Illinois State Police reported a backseat passenger in a westbound 1997 Oldsmobile was injured when the driver, Cynthia K....
    BARRY, Ill. -- A one-car crash at 3:50 p.m. Sunday near Barry injured an Indiana resident. The Illinois State Police reported a backseat passenger in a westbound 1997 Oldsmobile was injured when the driver, Cynthia K....
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  • Missouri man arrested on charges of criminal damage to Nauvoo Temple property

    Missouri man arrested on charges of criminal damage to Nauvoo Temple property

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 7:37 PM EST2015-01-21 00:37:29 GMT
    A 60-year-old Missouri man has been arrested on charges of criminal damage to a place of worship. Nauvoo police say Frank Junior Utter of Baring, Mo., no address given, was charged with the Class 2 felony and is being held in the Hancock County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to a Nauvoo Police Department report. 
    A 60-year-old Missouri man has been arrested on charges of criminal damage to a place of worship. Nauvoo police say Frank Junior Utter of Baring, Mo., no address given, was charged with the Class 2 felony and is being held in the Hancock County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to a Nauvoo Police Department report. 
  • Jacksonville's Connie Beard to lead Illinois Department of Revenue

    Jacksonville's Connie Beard to lead Illinois Department of Revenue

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 1:50 PM EST2015-01-20 18:50:19 GMT
     Connie Beard, a 59-year-old attorney from Jacksonville, will become director of the Illinois Department of Revenue today.
     Connie Beard, a 59-year-old attorney from Jacksonville, will become director of the Illinois Department of Revenue today.

  • Gospel-themed rap part of Redd's ministry message

    Gospel-themed rap part of Redd's ministry message

    Monday, January 19 2015 12:58 PM EST2015-01-19 17:58:28 GMT
    Redd is a maintenance worker at John Wood Community College, but that title barely scratches the surface of his resume. He also is a gospel rap recording artist, evangelist, youth pastor at the Cathedral of Worship and the youth director of the International Network of Affiliate Ministries.
    Redd is a maintenance worker at John Wood Community College, but that title barely scratches the surface of his resume. He also is a gospel rap recording artist, evangelist, youth pastor at the Cathedral of Worship and the youth director of the International Network of Affiliate Ministries.

  • One in custody after police say vehicles struck Quincy house, left scene

    One in custody after police say vehicles struck Quincy house, left scene

    Sunday, January 18 2015 2:01 AM EST2015-01-18 07:01:31 GMT
    One suspect was ticketed and another is being sought after a house at 11th and Elm was struck after two vehicles collided and then left the scene on Saturday.
    One suspect was ticketed and another is being sought after a house at 11th and Elm was struck after two vehicles collided and then left the scene on Saturday.
  • Birds, Native Americans shine at Eagle Days in Quincy

    Birds, Native Americans shine at Eagle Days in Quincy

    Sunday, January 18 2015 1:37 AM EST2015-01-18 06:37:45 GMT
    Knox, a 4-year-old bald eagle, kept a sharp eye on the hundreds of visitors who turned out for the first half of Great River Eagle Days on Saturday at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. "We've had 700 to 800 come in today, and we don't charge for little children," Dona Herr said.
    Knox, a 4-year-old bald eagle, kept a sharp eye on the hundreds of visitors who turned out for the first half of Great River Eagle Days on Saturday at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. "We've had 700 to 800 come in today, and we don't charge for little children," Dona Herr said.
  • Former Quincy Public Library building getting new life

    Former Quincy Public Library building getting new life

    Sunday, January 18 2015 1:34 AM EST2015-01-18 06:34:09 GMT
    The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is ready to bring one of downtown Quincy's grandest buildings back to life. The society is ready to open the former public library building at 322 Maine as its history museum. The building has been closed since March 2012, and the society since has overseen the building.
    The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is ready to bring one of downtown Quincy's grandest buildings back to life. The society is ready to open the former public library building at 322 Maine as its history museum. The building has been closed since March 2012, and the society since has overseen the building.

  • Sullivan retains leadership post in Illinois Senate

    Sullivan retains leadership post in Illinois Senate

    Sunday, January 18 2015 1:28 AM EST2015-01-18 06:28:21 GMT
    Sen. John Sullivan has been reappointed as assistant majority leader in the Illinois Senate's Democratic caucus. Sullivan, 56, took office in 2003 and became a member of leadership in 2006 when then-Senate President Emil Jones made him a majority whip. Sullivan was named assistant majority leader in March 2011 by Senate President John Cullerton.
    Sen. John Sullivan has been reappointed as assistant majority leader in the Illinois Senate's Democratic caucus. Sullivan, 56, took office in 2003 and became a member of leadership in 2006 when then-Senate President Emil Jones made him a majority whip. Sullivan was named assistant majority leader in March 2011 by Senate President John Cullerton.
  • Nominations due Feb. 5 for Agribusiness of the Year Award

    Nominations due Feb. 5 for Agribusiness of the Year Award

    Sunday, January 18 2015 1:24 AM EST2015-01-18 06:24:50 GMT
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee is looking for the next recipient of its annual award that recognizes the impact of agribusiness on the region's economy. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 for the 16th annual Agribusiness of the Year Award.
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee is looking for the next recipient of its annual award that recognizes the impact of agribusiness on the region's economy. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 for the 16th annual Agribusiness of the Year Award.

  • Adult volunteers needed for new 4-H livestock judging club

    Adult volunteers needed for new 4-H livestock judging club

    Sunday, January 18 2015 1:20 AM EST2015-01-18 06:20:07 GMT
    Matt Perry spent time at last year's Brown-Schuyler 4-H Show teaching basic livestock judging skills before youths competed in an informal contest. Now he's spearheading an effort to build those skills a little farther in advance of the summer showing season with a new 4-H Livestock Judging Club.
    Matt Perry spent time at last year's Brown-Schuyler 4-H Show teaching basic livestock judging skills before youths competed in an informal contest. Now he's spearheading an effort to build those skills a little farther in advance of the summer showing season with a new 4-H Livestock Judging Club.

  • Camp Point man injured in crash while making left turn

    Camp Point man injured in crash while making left turn

    Saturday, January 17 2015 1:34 AM EST2015-01-17 06:34:18 GMT
    Cody A. Bence, 18, of Camp Point, was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained at 3:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Quincy Mall, 3301 Broadway.Bence was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora west in a parking lot at 3301 Broadway, stopped at a stop sign, then went to make a left turn to go south and struck a concrete median while making the turn.
    Cody A. Bence, 18, of Camp Point, was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained at 3:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Quincy Mall, 3301 Broadway.Bence was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora west in a parking lot at 3301 Broadway, stopped at a stop sign, then went to make a left turn to go south and struck a concrete median while making the turn.
  • Corps of Engineers plans to issue easement for transmission line over Mississippi

    Corps of Engineers plans to issue easement for transmission line over Mississippi

    Saturday, January 17 2015 1:19 AM EST2015-01-17 06:19:11 GMT
    QUINCY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue a finding of "no significant impact" on Ameren's proposal to build a new transmission line across the Mississippi River about 3 miles south of Quincy. A lengthy environmental assessment released by the corps in December includes a draft finding of no significant impact.
    QUINCY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue a finding of "no significant impact" on Ameren's proposal to build a new transmission line across the Mississippi River about 3 miles south of Quincy. A lengthy environmental assessment released by the corps in December includes a draft finding of no significant impact.
  • Ursa woman taken by ambulance after crash

    Ursa woman taken by ambulance after crash

    Saturday, January 17 2015 1:15 AM EST2015-01-17 06:15:35 GMT
    Jennifer J. Hathaway, 41, of Ursa, was taken to Blessing Hospital with minor injuries after a car crash Friday afternoon.
    Jennifer J. Hathaway, 41, of Ursa, was taken to Blessing Hospital with minor injuries after a car crash Friday afternoon.
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  • Address mix-up delays hearing of Madonna House request

    Address mix-up delays hearing of Madonna House request

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 1:11 PM EST2015-01-28 18:11:26 GMT
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    QUINCY -- A Quincy Plan Commission hearing on a request to allow counseling services and life skills classes at Madonna House was tabled Tuesday night when it was discovered the application was for a different property. Madonna House Executive Director Joanne Dedert requested that the special permit application for 405 S. 12th be withdrawn to allow the organization to submit corrected paperwork. 

    QUINCY -- A Quincy Plan Commission hearing on a request to allow counseling services and life skills classes at Madonna House was tabled Tuesday night when it was discovered the application was for a different property. Madonna House Executive Director Joanne Dedert requested that the special permit application for 405 S. 12th be withdrawn to allow the organization to submit corrected paperwork. 

  • Traffic signals at three Quincy intersections undergoing work

    Traffic signals at three Quincy intersections undergoing work

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:24 PM EST2015-01-28 17:24:44 GMT
    QUINCY -- Three Quincy intersections will be without signalization at times through Thursday while new traffic controllers are installed. The city Department of Engineering said work started Tuesday at 12th and Jersey,...
    QUINCY -- Three Quincy intersections will be without signalization at times through Thursday while new traffic controllers are installed. The city Department of Engineering said work started Tuesday at 12th and Jersey,...
  • Pittsfield hospital expands telemedicine into cardiology consults

    Pittsfield hospital expands telemedicine into cardiology consults

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:21 PM EST2015-01-28 17:21:31 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illini Community Hospital has expanded its telemedicine services to cardiology consultations. The technology -- a telemedicine robot providing a secure computer link between a patient in Pittsfield with non-life-threatening cardiology issues and a cardiologist with Blessing Physician Services in Quincy -- allows some patients to stay at Illini rather than transfer to another hospital.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illini Community Hospital has expanded its telemedicine services to cardiology consultations. The technology -- a telemedicine robot providing a secure computer link between a patient in Pittsfield with non-life-threatening cardiology issues and a cardiologist with Blessing Physician Services in Quincy -- allows some patients to stay at Illini rather than transfer to another hospital.

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  • College basketball preview: Quincy University men at Missouri S&T

    College basketball preview: Quincy University men at Missouri S&T

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:59 PM EST2015-01-28 17:59:21 GMT
    Quincy University men (10-9, 4-5) at Missouri S&T (8-9, 1-8) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Billy Key Court, Rolla, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Quincy continues to be one of the Great Lakes Valley...
    Quincy University men (10-9, 4-5) at Missouri S&T (8-9, 1-8) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Billy Key Court, Rolla, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Hawks: Quincy continues to be one of the Great Lakes Valley...
  • College basketball preview: Quincy University women at Missouri S&T

    College basketball preview: Quincy University women at Missouri S&T

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:55 PM EST2015-01-28 17:55:37 GMT
    Quincy University women (11-6, 6-3) at Missouri S&T (4-13, 0-9) 5:30 p.m. Thursday º Billy Key Court, Rolla, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Lady Hawks: Quincy has used a six-game winning streak to climb into...
    Quincy University women (11-6, 6-3) at Missouri S&T (4-13, 0-9) 5:30 p.m. Thursday º Billy Key Court, Rolla, Mo. ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Lady Hawks: Quincy has used a six-game winning streak to climb into...
  • Gems' Martin plans to coach this season, Cavemen add assistant coach

    Gems' Martin plans to coach this season, Cavemen add assistant coach

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:48 PM EST2015-01-28 17:48:30 GMT
    Chris Martin isn't ready to leave the bench just yet. The Quincy Gems manager, who took on general manager duties after becoming part owner of the club this offseason, plans to coach the team for the 2015 season. During the offseason, Martin was unsure if he'd continue managing after Gems BB3 LLC -- consisting of Martin, his father Terry Martin, Julie Louthan and Jimmie Louthan -- bought the club in September. "I plan on being there," Martin said. 
    Chris Martin isn't ready to leave the bench just yet. The Quincy Gems manager, who took on general manager duties after becoming part owner of the club this offseason, plans to coach the team for the 2015 season. During the offseason, Martin was unsure if he'd continue managing after Gems BB3 LLC -- consisting of Martin, his father Terry Martin, Julie Louthan and Jimmie Louthan -- bought the club in September. "I plan on being there," Martin said. 

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