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  • Number of deaths at Illinois Veterans Home rises to 7; 39 cases of Legionnaires' confirmed

    Number of deaths at Illinois Veterans Home rises to 7; 39 cases of Legionnaires' confirmed

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-09-01 22:02:58 GMT
    The number of deaths from Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home is now at seven, and 39 people have been diagnosed with the disease. A release from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday afternoon noted that test results are pending for other residents, but a number was not provided. The first two deaths at the home related to the disease were reported on Friday, and two more ...
    The number of deaths from Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home is now at seven, and 39 people have been diagnosed with the disease. A release from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday afternoon noted that test results are pending for other residents, but a number was not provided. The first two deaths at the home related to the disease were reported on Friday, and two more ...
  • Bus driver cited in Hancock County crash that injured one

    Bus driver cited in Hancock County crash that injured one

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 8:07 AM EDT2015-09-01 12:07:27 GMT
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- A Nauvoo-Colusa School District bus driver was cited for failure to yield at an intersection after a crash Monday afternoon that sent another driver to the hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's...
    NAUVOO, Ill. -- A Nauvoo-Colusa School District bus driver was cited for failure to yield at an intersection after a crash Monday afternoon that sent another driver to the hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's...
  • Illini West principal resigns less than two weeks into school year

    Illini West principal resigns less than two weeks into school year

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 8:42 AM EDT2015-09-01 12:42:58 GMT
    The Illini West school district is looking for a new principal less than two weeks into the school year. Superintendent Kim Schilson said Brad Gooding resigned on Friday. "All I can tell you is Mr. Gooding resigned for personal reasons," she said.
    The Illini West school district is looking for a new principal less than two weeks into the school year. Superintendent Kim Schilson said Brad Gooding resigned on Friday. "All I can tell you is Mr. Gooding resigned for personal reasons," she said.
  • Power's back: Outage affected more than 5,700 customers in Quincy

    Power's back: Outage affected more than 5,700 customers in Quincy

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 11:36 AM EDT2015-09-01 15:36:01 GMT
    More than 4,700 Ameren Illinois customers are without power as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.Ameren reported the outage just after 9 a.m. Quincy High School, Baldwin Intermediate School, Ellington School, Madison School and Berrian School all were without power, though a representative with the Quincy School District said power was restored to each school by at about 9:30 a.m.
    More than 4,700 Ameren Illinois customers are without power as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.Ameren reported the outage just after 9 a.m. Quincy High School, Baldwin Intermediate School, Ellington School, Madison School and Berrian School all were without power, though a representative with the Quincy School District said power was restored to each school by at about 9:30 a.m.
  • Finance Committee to explore how to hire additional police officers in reaction to rise in violent crime

    Finance Committee to explore how to hire additional police officers in reaction to rise in violent crime

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 8:57 AM EDT2015-09-01 12:57:43 GMT
    Copley told councilmen that he has presented revenue options to the current and previous administrations to generate revenue to help pay for additional officers, including increasing liquor license fees and creating impound fees for certain crimes. "Am I saying that I think we could and should use (reserves) to jump start this and get the officers hired?" Copley said. "Yes, I am."
    Copley told councilmen that he has presented revenue options to the current and previous administrations to generate revenue to help pay for additional officers, including increasing liquor license fees and creating impound fees for certain crimes. "Am I saying that I think we could and should use (reserves) to jump start this and get the officers hired?" Copley said. "Yes, I am."
  • QND announces turf infield coming to baseball field

    QND announces turf infield coming to baseball field

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 3:50 AM EDT2015-09-01 07:50:11 GMT
    QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame baseball coach Chris Martin could hardly contain his excitement.
    QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame baseball coach Chris Martin could hardly contain his excitement.
  • Quincy man gets 2 years probation in stalking case

    Quincy man gets 2 years probation in stalking case

    Monday, August 31 2015 11:18 PM EDT2015-09-01 03:18:39 GMT
    Malcom K. Thomas, 27, was sentenced to 24 months probation and 270 days in jail by Judge William Mays during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Thomas could have been sentenced to up to three years in prison, but Mays followed a recommendation made by the Adams County Probation Department and both lawyers involved in the case to sentence Thomas to probation.
    Malcom K. Thomas, 27, was sentenced to 24 months probation and 270 days in jail by Judge William Mays during a hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Thomas could have been sentenced to up to three years in prison, but Mays followed a recommendation made by the Adams County Probation Department and both lawyers involved in the case to sentence Thomas to probation.
  • Committee recommends auditing three years of city purchases

    Committee recommends auditing three years of city purchases

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 9:54 AM EDT2015-09-01 13:54:35 GMT
    The Quincy Finance Committee recommended Monday that the city spend $12,000 to have purchases over a three-year period audited to make sure policies are being properly followed. Alderman Dan Brink, R-6, asked the committee in June to conduct an audit of past purchases to make sure the city was following its own code after it was revealed that the city didn't follow proper procedures when it switched vendors on a $15,000 phone contract.
    The Quincy Finance Committee recommended Monday that the city spend $12,000 to have purchases over a three-year period audited to make sure policies are being properly followed. Alderman Dan Brink, R-6, asked the committee in June to conduct an audit of past purchases to make sure the city was following its own code after it was revealed that the city didn't follow proper procedures when it switched vendors on a $15,000 phone contract.
  • Tanker truck fire causes closure of Mark Twain Memorial Bridge

    Tanker truck fire causes closure of Mark Twain Memorial Bridge

    Monday, August 31 2015 10:19 PM EDT2015-09-01 02:19:59 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All lanes of Interstate 72 are now open at the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge in Hannibal due to a tanker truck fire on the Illinois side.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- All lanes of Interstate 72 are now open at the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge in Hannibal due to a tanker truck fire on the Illinois side.
  • Hannibal woman sent to prison in connection with convenience store shooting

    Hannibal woman sent to prison in connection with convenience store shooting

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-09-01 16:26:19 GMT
    One of three Hannibal residents charged in connection with the October 2013 shooting death of a Hannibal convenience store worker was sent to prison on Monday. Court records show Amanda J. Lehenbauer, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree robbery during a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court.
    One of three Hannibal residents charged in connection with the October 2013 shooting death of a Hannibal convenience store worker was sent to prison on Monday. Court records show Amanda J. Lehenbauer, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree robbery during a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court.
  • VA director: 'Another week or so' before Legionnaires' disease problem will be stabilized in Quincy

    VA director: 'Another week or so' before Legionnaires' disease problem will be stabilized in Quincy

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 9:05 AM EDT2015-09-01 13:05:24 GMT
    The director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs believes the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home should be stabilized in “another week or so.” Erica L. Jeffries, the first-year director of the IDVA, arrived on campus at the North 12th facility on Monday and has no timetable for returning to her Springfield office.
    The director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs believes the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home should be stabilized in “another week or so.” Erica L. Jeffries, the first-year director of the IDVA, arrived on campus at the North 12th facility on Monday and has no timetable for returning to her Springfield office.
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