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7-Day Forecast: Jacksonville

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7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Elbe in 'one of my ideal places' as he steps into JWCC presidency

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With one exception, not a whole lot has changed for Mike Elbe. He remains the same guy who played basketball for Sherrill Hanks at Quincy University, running the offense as a point guard for some of those entertaining... More>>

Pike board hopes to 'get things moving' in talks with FOP

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Board hopes to spur movement in ongoing talks with the Fraternal Order of Police. Chris Walters, the board's attorney for union negotiations, sent the FOP's field... More>>

Tickets available for Historic Preservation Dinner on May 8

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Tickets are available for the Quincy Preservation Commission's 25th annual Historic Preservation Dinner on May 8 at BoodaLu Steakhouse, 117 Hampshire. A social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 6:30... More>>

Mendon School Board focusing on several possible projects

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MENDON, Ill. -- The Mendon School Board will meet in special session at 6 p.m. May 7 to discuss construction and maintenance projects the district might undertake this summer, including a possible parking lot renovation at... More>>

Woman's fast thinking helps save man from drowning at Illinois Veterans Home

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When her kids first asked to be taken to the Illinois Veterans Home to fish on Friday, Abby Hively took a pass because she thought it was too chilly to be outside. However, with her kids out of school in observance of Good Friday, she eventually relented and took them to Illinois Lake on the Veterans Home’s grounds on the northwest side of Quincy. Hively never expected to save a life while watching her kids fish.
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Senior Police Academy to be held in May

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Registration is being accepted for the 2014 Senior Police Academy, which will be held at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York. The academy will be held every Wednesday in May from 2 to 4 p.m. It is... More>>

Dot Foods adds warehouse, hires staff at Mount Sterling

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MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods has completed work on a new refrigerated warehouse at its corporate headquarters and is adding 25 new jobs to staff it. Work on the 110,000-square-foot cooler warehouse began in June. It... More>>

Adams School students glad to get hands on 58 new tablet computers

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Students at Adams Elementary School are getting more exposure to modern technology thanks to the recent arrival of 58 iPads. The tablet computers were bought with federal Title 1 funding at the request of Principal Marcey Wells. "In order for our students to be competitive, they need to know how to use different technological devices," Wells said. More>>

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  • Fowler man arrested on meth charge

    Fowler man arrested on meth charge

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:56:10 GMT
    A check on the well-being of a child Tuesday led to the arrest of a Fowler man on methamphetamine charges. Robert J. Cramsey, 37, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of meth, resisting arrest and driving while license suspended. According to a press release by the West Central Illinois Task Force, task force officers joined members of the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Children and Family Services to check on the well-being of a child ...
    A check on the well-being of a child Tuesday led to the arrest of a Fowler man on methamphetamine charges. Robert J. Cramsey, 37, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of meth, resisting arrest and driving while license suspended. According to a press release by the West Central Illinois Task Force, task force officers joined members of the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Children and Family Services to check on the well-being of a child ...
  • Pittsfield City Council approves downtown planters, looks at gas bill overcharge

    Pittsfield City Council approves downtown planters, looks at gas bill overcharge

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:53:03 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield City Council will lend its support to a Pittsfield Main Street beautification project. Aldermen voted Tuesday to donate eight planters, up to a cost of $2,400, that Main Street plans for the city's downtown. The city will cover the cost with video gambling funds. Officials say the planters and flowers should look nice around the square. Also Tuesday, aldermen learned about an overcharge on the February g...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield City Council will lend its support to a Pittsfield Main Street beautification project. Aldermen voted Tuesday to donate eight planters, up to a cost of $2,400, that Main Street plans for the city's downtown. The city will cover the cost with video gambling funds. Officials say the planters and flowers should look nice around the square. Also Tuesday, aldermen learned about an overcharge on the February g...
  • Jenkins found guilty of two felonies, faces mandatory prison time

    Jenkins found guilty of two felonies, faces mandatory prison time

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:13:27 GMT
    A Quincy man will be sent to prison after he was found guilty for his role in an October shooting on the city's southwest side. It took an Adams County Circuit Court jury just over two hours Tuesday to find William D. Jenkins, 19, guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. The jury ruled that Jenkins was not guilty of attempted armed robbery, a Class 1 felony. Because he ...
    A Quincy man will be sent to prison after he was found guilty for his role in an October shooting on the city's southwest side. It took an Adams County Circuit Court jury just over two hours Tuesday to find William D. Jenkins, 19, guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. The jury ruled that Jenkins was not guilty of attempted armed robbery, a Class 1 felony. Because he ...
  • Warsaw man arrested for meth after leading police on chase

    Warsaw man arrested for meth after leading police on chase

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:37:15 GMT
    A Warsaw was man was arrested on Monday night after fleeing from Hancock County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies attempted to stop Kenneth Day, 35, of Warsaw, around 8:15 p.m. just east of Basco, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. However, Day failed to stop and attempted to flee from the deputies. He eluded law enforcement for 12 miles until his vehicle became stuck on a muddy road. He was taken into custody without further incident. H...
    A Warsaw was man was arrested on Monday night after fleeing from Hancock County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies attempted to stop Kenneth Day, 35, of Warsaw, around 8:15 p.m. just east of Basco, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. However, Day failed to stop and attempted to flee from the deputies. He eluded law enforcement for 12 miles until his vehicle became stuck on a muddy road. He was taken into custody without further incident. H...
  • Two juveniles arrested for Pike County burglaries

    Two juveniles arrested for Pike County burglaries

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:12:31 GMT
    Two juveniles were arrested Sunday by Pike County Sheriff's deputies after a series of residential burglaries in the area. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said in a press release that the juveniles were involved with three residential burglaries and criminal damage to other property. Petty said the crimes were committed on Friday and Saturday. Authorities completed a search of a residence of one of the suspects and seized a number of items of evidence, including items take...
    Two juveniles were arrested Sunday by Pike County Sheriff's deputies after a series of residential burglaries in the area. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty said in a press release that the juveniles were involved with three residential burglaries and criminal damage to other property. Petty said the crimes were committed on Friday and Saturday. Authorities completed a search of a residence of one of the suspects and seized a number of items of evidence, including items take...
  • Bitter winter, not spring cold snap, hurt area fruit crops

    Bitter winter, not spring cold snap, hurt area fruit crops

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:53:45 GMT
    URSA, Ill. -- Matt Schulte already knows he's lost part of his grape crop to cold weather. Just not Monday night's cold weather. "This cold snap doesn't bother me. What bothered me was when we were getting 10, 12, 15 below zero. That's where your hybrid grapes are very susceptible," said Schulte, owner of Spirit Knob Winery.
    URSA, Ill. -- Matt Schulte already knows he's lost part of his grape crop to cold weather. Just not Monday night's cold weather. "This cold snap doesn't bother me. What bothered me was when we were getting 10, 12, 15 below zero. That's where your hybrid grapes are very susceptible," said Schulte, owner of Spirit Knob Winery.
  • Station owners slam gas tax hike plan to fund transportation projects

    Station owners slam gas tax hike plan to fund transportation projects

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:06:28 GMT
    A group of Illinois gas station and convenience store owners are rallying against a plan to increase the Illinois gas tax to fund transportation improvements. Carl Adams, vice president of Illinois Ayers Oil Co., said...
    A group of Illinois gas station and convenience store owners are rallying against a plan to increase the Illinois gas tax to fund transportation improvements. Carl Adams, vice president of Illinois Ayers Oil Co., said...
  • Two arrested in Hamilton on meth charges

    Two arrested in Hamilton on meth charges

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:49:28 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ill. -- Hamilton police arrested two people on methamphetamine charges Wednesday. Police Chief Robb Bell said William N. Patten, 31, of Keokuk, and Amy R. Happs, 28, of Hamilton, were arrested at a residence at 601 S. 14th.
    HAMILTON, Ill. -- Hamilton police arrested two people on methamphetamine charges Wednesday. Police Chief Robb Bell said William N. Patten, 31, of Keokuk, and Amy R. Happs, 28, of Hamilton, were arrested at a residence at 601 S. 14th.
  • Quincy man pleads guilty to child sex charges

    Quincy man pleads guilty to child sex charges

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:21:30 GMT
    A Quincy man could spend up to 30 more years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes on Thursday. Gregory A. Korschot Jr., 39, entered pleas in two separate cases in front of Judge Scott Walden in Adams County Circuit Court. Korschot pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of predatory criminal sexual assault. He will be sentenced by Walden on May 20. As part of the plea agreement, Korschot will not b...
    A Quincy man could spend up to 30 more years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes on Thursday. Gregory A. Korschot Jr., 39, entered pleas in two separate cases in front of Judge Scott Walden in Adams County Circuit Court. Korschot pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of predatory criminal sexual assault. He will be sentenced by Walden on May 20. As part of the plea agreement, Korschot will not b...
  • Western School District withdraws from Race to the Top

    Western School District withdraws from Race to the Top

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:38:14 GMT
    BARRY, Ill. -- The Western School District plans to withdraw from the Race to the Top program. School Board members Wednesday directed interim Superintendent Steve Goodman to write to Julie Evans with the Illinois State Board of Education to make the request.
    BARRY, Ill. -- The Western School District plans to withdraw from the Race to the Top program. School Board members Wednesday directed interim Superintendent Steve Goodman to write to Julie Evans with the Illinois State Board of Education to make the request.
  • Pikeland takes first step to issue bonds for summer maintenance projects

    Pikeland takes first step to issue bonds for summer maintenance projects

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:35:55 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board intends to issue up to $1.15 million in general obligation bonds to cover summer maintenance projects in 2014 and 2015. Board members adopted a resolution Wednesday marking a first step in the process.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board intends to issue up to $1.15 million in general obligation bonds to cover summer maintenance projects in 2014 and 2015. Board members adopted a resolution Wednesday marking a first step in the process.
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  • Adams County Sheriff's Department aids in arrest in Iowa child pornography investigation

    Adams County Sheriff's Department aids in arrest in Iowa child pornography investigation

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-15 12:43:42 GMT
     Federal authorities have in custody a man accused of planting video recording devices in a Davenport, Iowa, elementary school.Ian Dishon Davis Isabel, 29, of Davenport, was arrested in Adams County, Ill., on Friday, according to a report from the Quad City Times, ...
     Federal authorities have in custody a man accused of planting video recording devices in a Davenport, Iowa, elementary school.Ian Dishon Davis Isabel, 29, of Davenport, was arrested in Adams County, Ill., on Friday, according to a report from the Quad City Times, ...
  • Book by Carthage woman helps kids understand cancer

    Book by Carthage woman helps kids understand cancer

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:58:28 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- When Kristi Hibbert-Wells' stepdad Todd LeMatty was diagnosed with cancer, she looked for a book to help explain what was going on to her 3-year-old daughter. Not finding anything suitable for a...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- When Kristi Hibbert-Wells' stepdad Todd LeMatty was diagnosed with cancer, she looked for a book to help explain what was going on to her 3-year-old daughter. Not finding anything suitable for a...
  • Quincy man said he feared for his life during October shooting

    Quincy man said he feared for his life during October shooting

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:02:14 GMT
    A Quincy man who was shot in the leg during an altercation at his apartment on the city's southwest side told a jury on Monday that he feared for his life at the time of the incident. "I thought I was going to lose...
    A Quincy man who was shot in the leg during an altercation at his apartment on the city's southwest side told a jury on Monday that he feared for his life at the time of the incident. "I thought I was going to lose...
  • Son organizes 'Cancer Crush' in honor of late father, who lost battle with cancer

    Son organizes 'Cancer Crush' in honor of late father, who lost battle with cancer

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:41:28 GMT
    Ted Tappe lost his six-and-a-half year battle with cancer Sunday. He was hospitalized for the last nine weeks of his life, unable to gain enough strength to leave. The reality of watching the strongest man in his life deteriorate in the hospital motivated his son, Luke Tappe, to organize the Cancer Crush, a fundraising event to benefit cancer patients at Blessing Cancer Center. It will run from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Ambiance.
    Ted Tappe lost his six-and-a-half year battle with cancer Sunday. He was hospitalized for the last nine weeks of his life, unable to gain enough strength to leave. The reality of watching the strongest man in his life deteriorate in the hospital motivated his son, Luke Tappe, to organize the Cancer Crush, a fundraising event to benefit cancer patients at Blessing Cancer Center. It will run from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Ambiance.
  • Western school district blends traditional, online learning at all grade levels

    Western school district blends traditional, online learning at all grade levels

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:52:09 GMT
    The Western School District expanded Edgenuity, an online and blended learning solution, into all sixth- to 12th-grade classes this year and became the only one in the area to launch eSpark, a similar program for kindergarten to fifth-grade students. Interim Superintendent Steve Goodman sees the technology as a way to supplement what goes on in the classroom.
    The Western School District expanded Edgenuity, an online and blended learning solution, into all sixth- to 12th-grade classes this year and became the only one in the area to launch eSpark, a similar program for kindergarten to fifth-grade students. Interim Superintendent Steve Goodman sees the technology as a way to supplement what goes on in the classroom.
  • Payson native's winning drawing preserved in Library of Congress

    Payson native's winning drawing preserved in Library of Congress

    Sunday, April 13 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-04-13 05:12:22 GMT
    Thad Heckman still wonders what it might have been like to have chosen marine biology as a career. "When I was 5 years old, I can remember wanting to be an architect or marine biologist," Heckman said. "I really never wavered." He ultimately chose architecture. It seems he made the right decision. Heckman recently was awarded the Leicester B. Holland Prize that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of a historic building, site or...
    Thad Heckman still wonders what it might have been like to have chosen marine biology as a career. "When I was 5 years old, I can remember wanting to be an architect or marine biologist," Heckman said. "I really never wavered." He ultimately chose architecture. It seems he made the right decision. Heckman recently was awarded the Leicester B. Holland Prize that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of a historic building, site or...
  • Fire destroys home in Pike County

    Fire destroys home in Pike County

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:49:07 GMT
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- A rural Pike County family was left homeless following a Thursday evening fire that destroyed its residence. "It was a total loss," said Bryan Martin, the assistant chief of the North Pike Fire...
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- A rural Pike County family was left homeless following a Thursday evening fire that destroyed its residence. "It was a total loss," said Bryan Martin, the assistant chief of the North Pike Fire...
  • Pittsfield native releases third novel

    Pittsfield native releases third novel

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:19:19 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Three friends struggle to overcome the nearly total degeneration of their environment in the latest book by a Pittsfield native. David K. Dodd, now of Fish Creek, Wis., has released his third novel,...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Three friends struggle to overcome the nearly total degeneration of their environment in the latest book by a Pittsfield native. David K. Dodd, now of Fish Creek, Wis., has released his third novel,...
  • Local construction nearly complete on Flanagan South oil pipeline

    Local construction nearly complete on Flanagan South oil pipeline

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:59:48 GMT
    Construction on the local segment of a $2.6 billion, 600-mile oil pipeline between Flanagan, Ill., and Cushing, Okla., is nearly complete, and the pipeline is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
    Construction on the local segment of a $2.6 billion, 600-mile oil pipeline between Flanagan, Ill., and Cushing, Okla., is nearly complete, and the pipeline is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
  • Griggsville-Perry trims three positions from full-time to part-time for 2014-15

    Griggsville-Perry trims three positions from full-time to part-time for 2014-15

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:12:07 GMT
    Personnel moves and finances have the Griggsville-Perry School Board making program reductions or changes for the 2014-15 year. Board members voted 7-0 in a Thursday night special meeting to trim the...
    Personnel moves and finances have the Griggsville-Perry School Board making program reductions or changes for the 2014-15 year. Board members voted 7-0 in a Thursday night special meeting to trim the...
  • Soap Box Derby, Quincy Raceways to raise awareness, funds for childhood cancer

    Soap Box Derby, Quincy Raceways to raise awareness, funds for childhood cancer

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:24:08 GMT
    The Breakfast Optimist Club-sponsored Soap Box Derby and Quincy Raceways are partnering to help raise awareness — and funds — for childhood cancer. Ken Dobson, first-year track manager at Quincy Raceways, said shortly after taking over the track last fall he wanted to align with a local charitable organization or cause. “The tie-in between the Soap Box Derby and Quincy Raceways is a natural,” Dobson said.
    The Breakfast Optimist Club-sponsored Soap Box Derby and Quincy Raceways are partnering to help raise awareness — and funds — for childhood cancer. Ken Dobson, first-year track manager at Quincy Raceways, said shortly after taking over the track last fall he wanted to align with a local charitable organization or cause. “The tie-in between the Soap Box Derby and Quincy Raceways is a natural,” Dobson said.
  • Clayton restaurant owner pleads guilty to arson solicitation

    Clayton restaurant owner pleads guilty to arson solicitation

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:12:35 GMT
    John C. Gotway of Clayton pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of solicitation to commit arson. In exchange for Gotway's negotiated plea, a second charge involving solicitation to commit insurance fraud was dropped. Gotway, 70, will be sentenced at 9:45 a.m. May 23 in Adams County Circuit Court. Under terms of the plea agreement, he likely will be sentenced to probation and will have to pay a $5,000 fine. Gary Farha, first assistant state's attor...
    John C. Gotway of Clayton pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of solicitation to commit arson. In exchange for Gotway's negotiated plea, a second charge involving solicitation to commit insurance fraud was dropped. Gotway, 70, will be sentenced at 9:45 a.m. May 23 in Adams County Circuit Court. Under terms of the plea agreement, he likely will be sentenced to probation and will have to pay a $5,000 fine. Gary Farha, first assistant state's attor...
  • Quincy parolee going back to prison on new meth-related charges

    Quincy parolee going back to prison on new meth-related charges

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:54:27 GMT
    A Quincy woman was sentenced Thursday to serve 7 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to two meth-related charges. Elizabeth A. Jett, 28, entered a negotiated guilty plea in Adams County Circuit Court. Under terms of the agreement, she will spend 5 1/2 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine -- a charge reduced from the original charge of aggravated meth manufacturing. Jett also will serve two years on a separate charge of posse...
    A Quincy woman was sentenced Thursday to serve 7 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to two meth-related charges. Elizabeth A. Jett, 28, entered a negotiated guilty plea in Adams County Circuit Court. Under terms of the agreement, she will spend 5 1/2 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine -- a charge reduced from the original charge of aggravated meth manufacturing. Jett also will serve two years on a separate charge of posse...
  • Pikeland School Board maintains self-funding for sports programs

    Pikeland School Board maintains self-funding for sports programs

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:33 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board wants athletes to continue to self-fund the district's sports programs. Board members Wednesday asked the athletic program to "self-fund" by raising $45,000 in the 2014-15 school year -- the same amount sought for 2013-14.
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board wants athletes to continue to self-fund the district's sports programs. Board members Wednesday asked the athletic program to "self-fund" by raising $45,000 in the 2014-15 school year -- the same amount sought for 2013-14.
  • JWCC board names new chairman, vice chair

    JWCC board names new chairman, vice chair

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:40:30 GMT
    Wednesday's meeting of the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees meeting featured a changing of the guard. Jim Gay took over as the chairman of the board, while Larry Fischer became vice chairman. Gay moved up from vice chair, taking over for Randy Sims. Jeanette Green remained as board secretary. The board talked about planning for the 2015 fiscal year. The board hopes to get its first look at the budget at its June meeting, with final a...
    Wednesday's meeting of the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees meeting featured a changing of the guard. Jim Gay took over as the chairman of the board, while Larry Fischer became vice chairman. Gay moved up from vice chair, taking over for Randy Sims. Jeanette Green remained as board secretary. The board talked about planning for the 2015 fiscal year. The board hopes to get its first look at the budget at its June meeting, with final a...
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  • Pike board hopes to 'get things moving' in talks with FOP

    Pike board hopes to 'get things moving' in talks with FOP

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:22:17 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Board hopes to spur movement in ongoing talks with the Fraternal Order of Police. Chris Walters, the board's attorney for union negotiations, sent the FOP's field...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Board hopes to spur movement in ongoing talks with the Fraternal Order of Police. Chris Walters, the board's attorney for union negotiations, sent the FOP's field...
  • Quincy retail sales hit record in 2013, though sales fell off in December

    Quincy retail sales hit record in 2013, though sales fell off in December

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:42:14 GMT
    Quincy retail sales set a record in 2013, even though December sales figures fell short of previous years. Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Looten believes inflation and concerns about the Affordable...
    Quincy retail sales set a record in 2013, even though December sales figures fell short of previous years. Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Looten believes inflation and concerns about the Affordable...
  • Community residents can share bucket list on 'Before I Die Wall'

    Community residents can share bucket list on 'Before I Die Wall'

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:36:17 GMT
    What do you want to accomplish before you die? Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care will give area residents a chance to answer that question by erecting a "Before I Die" wall later this month in downtown Quincy. ...
    What do you want to accomplish before you die? Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care will give area residents a chance to answer that question by erecting a "Before I Die" wall later this month in downtown Quincy. ...
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  • Two Rivers RC&D annual meeting set for April 29

    Two Rivers RC&D annual meeting set for April 29

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:14:34 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Corp. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 29, at Hopewell Winery in Summer Hill. The meeting begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. that will...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Corp. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 29, at Hopewell Winery in Summer Hill. The meeting begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. that will...
  • North Adams Home to hold free blood pressure screening April 24

    North Adams Home to hold free blood pressure screening April 24

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:13:31 GMT
    The North Adams Home will hold a free blood pressure screening 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Four Star Public Library, Mendon.
    The North Adams Home will hold a free blood pressure screening 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Four Star Public Library, Mendon.
  • HLGU accepting applications for LPN program

    HLGU accepting applications for LPN program

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:53:36 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal-LaGrange University is accepting applications for its licensed practical nursing program. Applicants can enroll for classes that begin May 5, or they can start with the fall semester with...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal-LaGrange University is accepting applications for its licensed practical nursing program. Applicants can enroll for classes that begin May 5, or they can start with the fall semester with...
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