LIFE STORIES: Chicago kid becomes Quincy school resource officer
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LIFE STORIES: Chicago kid becomes Quincy school resource officer

An afternoon with Baldwin Intermediate School resource officer Bill Calkins is unpredictable, interesting and slightly chaotic. When there isn't a crisis, his pace slows and he greets students - they all know him as "Officer C" - as he makes his way through the halls in full uniform.

Quincy boat show attracts hundreds of enthusiasts
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Quincy boat show attracts hundreds of enthusiasts

About 65 boats, made of wood, aluminum and fiberglass, were part of the Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show this year.

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival offer exhibits, hands-on work
Quincy News

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival offer exhibits, hands-on work

QUINCY -- Art and history were complimentary attractions Saturday as the Quincy Art Center's ArtFest and the Quincy Museum's Folk Life Festival drew crowds to the area near 16th Street between Maine and Jersey. Kim Gilbert brought grandchildren Ashton and

Quincy Alzheimer's walk seeks funds for a cure
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Quincy Alzheimer's walk seeks funds for a cure

QUINCY -- Alzheimer's disease often makes people feel powerless, but about 500 people at Quincy's Alzheimer's Walk on Saturday felt empowered to speak out about the disease.

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Ready. Set. Grow! working to raise literacy rate for kids before kindergarten

Ready. Set. Grow! of West Central Illinois works with parents to address the word gap that can develop in children before kindergarten.

Stupavsky buying CYO gym, plans to lease space
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Stupavsky buying CYO gym, plans to lease space

Jeff Stupavsky has a deal to buy the Catholic Youth Organization gymnasium at 700 Broadway. "Sept. 29th is our closing date," Stupavsky said.

Drive started to support for Plymouth family after husband's accident
Illinois News

Drive started to support for Plymouth family after husband's accident

Rebecca Turpin is coming to grips with the fact her high school sweetheart-turned-husband will never walk again. Mike Turpin fell 30 feet from a lift Sept. 4 while power-washing a church in Golden. The Plymouth couple have four young children.

Tracy believes better budget deal could have been reached
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Tracy believes better budget deal could have been reached

State Sen. Jil Tracy didn't like every detail of the recently passed Illinois education duning bill but it was the best deal that could be reached among lawmakers.

Local officials not in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana
Illinois News

Local officials not in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana

Despite signs in Springfield that the state of Illinois might be moving toward legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, area law enforcement officials aren't in favor of it.

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Martin named Pike County Ambulance administrator

Josh Martin has been named the new administrator of the Pike County Ambulance Service. Martin has been director of the Pike County Emergency Management Agency since January 2016 and has an extensive background in the field.

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