ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day
Illinois News

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day

QUINCY -- When 4-year-old Connor Jackson was blindfolded his aim was a little off when he went to pin an ear on a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. He still got a prize and was ready to move on to another activity that brought crowds to the Quincy Art Center f

Kroc Center celebrates seventh anniversary
Illinois News

Kroc Center celebrates seventh anniversary

QUINCY -- Large, but manageable crowds, went through the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Saturday to celebrate the 98,000-square-foot building's seventh anniversary. Free access to the building was offered, as was a one-day-only

Organic farmers worry proposed hog facility may contaminate crops
Agriculture

Organic farmers worry proposed hog facility may contaminate crops

Sunset Lake Organics owners Randy and Crystal Clair worry that a proposed swine facility, County Line Swine, which is 2,200 feet from their home and farm, could threaten their livelihood.

Restored watercraft and redirected riverboat draw spectators
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Restored watercraft and redirected riverboat draw spectators

QUINCY -- Boats, outboards and lots of proud owners and restoration buffs were lined up Friday as the Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show got rolling at the Quincy Boat Club. "We'll be here through early Sunday afternoon. We've been doing this for 18 yea

Students get hands-on presentation about past
Illinois News

Students get hands-on presentation about past

Central Middle School fourth-grader Evan Walker thinks it's fun to learn about the past.

Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son
Illinois News

Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son

QUINCY -- Robb Freed arrived in Quincy Friday afternoon on the return leg of what will be more than an 8,000-mile cycling tour of the nation, raising funds to fight a rare disease that took the life of his son. "EB (epidermolysis bullosa) affects one out o

Quincy teen charged in gun store burglaries pleads not guilty
Police & Courts

Quincy teen charged in gun store burglaries pleads not guilty

The Quincy teenager charged in burglaries of a Quincy gun store has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including gunrunning.

Quincy Books moving to new location, adding toys
Illinois News

Quincy Books moving to new location, adding toys

Quincy Books will move out of the Quincy Mall next week and reopen in the Quincy Commons shopping center. Angie Cromie has been manager of the book store since it opened Sept. 19, 2011.

Big crowd turns out for region's largest job and career fair at JWCC
News

Big crowd turns out for region's largest job and career fair at JWCC

The Student Activity Center at John Wood Community College was filled Thursday with people trying to make a good impression on others. It was all part of the region's largest job and career fair.

Tri-State MakerFest grows in second year, will bring together businesses, students, job seekers
Business

Tri-State MakerFest grows in second year, will bring together businesses, students, job seekers

About 300 high school juniors and seniors got a glimpse of the jobs 20 local manufacturers had available during the first Tri-State MakerFest last year. This year's MakerFest should be even bigger.

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