When it comes to National Small Business Saturday, the bottom line is ... well, the bottom line. "The money stays at home," said Lisa Crocker, owner of the Potter and Vaughn at 504 Hampshire. Small Business Saturday encourages U.S. shoppers to support independent local businesses.
The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is reminding shoppers that there is an easy way to find a holiday gift for anyone who might be difficult to shop for.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is making an effort to help curb the misuse of antibiotics.
American Family Insurance -- Parker & Associates in Hannibal started its first Share the Warmth campaign. From now until spring, people can drop off coats, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves, hats and other warm clothes, and those in need can freely take them.
A revised project schedule is in place for the Harrison Street site, the fifth and final new K-5 elementary school. "If we can award a contract before the end of the year, they will lock in 2017 prices," Darin Prost with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates to the QPS Building Committee.
Annetta Ziegler believes practice makes perfect in the kitchen. So the Warsaw High School teacher makes sure students in her foods classes get plenty of practice in all the basic skills -- and take home some recipes to use now and into the future.
Cally Lewis can't bear to see a toy go to waste. Two years ago, the Quincy resident began collecting old dolls that were likely destined for the garbage. She dresses them up, packages them, and donates them to Toys for Tots.