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  • 'Walking around in history': Volunteers search Nauvoo for metal reminders of 1846 battle

    'Walking around in history': Volunteers search Nauvoo for metal reminders of 1846 battle

    Monday, March 30 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-03-30 16:00:57 GMT
    With headphones on, Adrian Rolfe trudged across the farm field slowly moving his metal detector from side to side. The machine's beeps hinted at what lurked beneath the surface of a one-time battlefield. "You never exactly know what you have until you dig it," said Rolfe, who lives in Lamoni, Iowa, and spends probably 2,000 hours a year metal detecting. "Hopefully it's something good, not just trash."
    With headphones on, Adrian Rolfe trudged across the farm field slowly moving his metal detector from side to side. The machine's beeps hinted at what lurked beneath the surface of a one-time battlefield. "You never exactly know what you have until you dig it," said Rolfe, who lives in Lamoni, Iowa, and spends probably 2,000 hours a year metal detecting. "Hopefully it's something good, not just trash."

  • Traveling student production to focus on autism

    Traveling student production to focus on autism

    Sunday, March 29 2015 1:31 AM EDT2015-03-29 05:31:57 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Community Theatre is ready to deliver a special message during its annual "On the Road" performance tour in April. A cast of student actors will perform "Snowflakes," a theatrical documentary that explores the world of autism. The performances coincide with April's Autism Awareness Month.
    QUINCY -- The Quincy Community Theatre is ready to deliver a special message during its annual "On the Road" performance tour in April. A cast of student actors will perform "Snowflakes," a theatrical documentary that explores the world of autism. The performances coincide with April's Autism Awareness Month.

  • Illinois jobless rate declined in February, but job growth uneven

    Illinois jobless rate declined in February, but job growth uneven

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 11:47 PM EDT2015-04-01 03:47:40 GMT
     A map showing the monthly unemployment rates for Illinois counties has been transformed from an angry mix of hot and cool colors in the past year.
     A map showing the monthly unemployment rates for Illinois counties has been transformed from an angry mix of hot and cool colors in the past year.
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