Quincy man pleads guilty to lesser charge in August shooting
Police & Courts

Quincy man pleads guilty to lesser charge in August shooting

A Quincy man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with a shooting this summer. Jamie W.A. Farthing, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony, in Adams County Circuit Court.

Illinois News

Five departments help fight shed fire near Mendon

Five area fire departments helped fight a shed fire late Sunday night and early Monday south of Mendon. The fire broke out shortly after 11:30 p.m., and fire crews remained on the scene until about 3:30 a.m.

Christmas at the Mansion provides kid-friendly holiday fun
Quincy News

Christmas at the Mansion provides kid-friendly holiday fun

Families had the opportunity to make ornaments and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County's Family Christmas at the Mansion event Sunday.

Businesses of many types find help in Quincy area
Illinois News

Businesses of many types find help in Quincy area

Lisa Crocker, the owner of Potter & Vaughn, said owning a business startup "can be exhilarating and frustrating at times." Two years after opening the shop at 504 Hampshire, Crocker doesn't have any employees.

Illinois News

Solar companies looking to set up in Pike, Scott counties

Pike County is attracting interest from solar farm companies looking to set up shop. Blake Roderick, Pike and Scott Counties Farm Bureaus executive director, said at least half a dozen companies have put out requests to land owners in the two counties.

Rauner continues verbal assault on Madigan during Quincy stop
Elections

Rauner continues verbal assault on Madigan during Quincy stop

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continued his relentless attack against House Speaker Michael Madigan during a Friday visit to Quincy, never mentioning his Republican primary opponent nor any other Democratic candidates.

Grant to help create prison diversion program
Local Government

Grant to help create prison diversion program

Adams County has been awarded a $257,000 state grant that will allow it to work at keeping nonviolent offenders from being sent to prison and reducing their chances of reoffending.

Dot Foods donation helps area food pantries
Illinois News

Dot Foods donation helps area food pantries

Christmas came early to several West-Central Illinois food pantries, thanks to Dot Foods. The Mount Sterling-based company delivered $50,000 in donated food to 10 pantries Thursday and Friday through its Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

Community assesses IDOT plans for Florence Bridge over Illinois River
Transportation

Community assesses IDOT plans for Florence Bridge over Illinois River

Curiosity drew dozens of Pike County and Scott County residents out for an informational open house Thursday night on the Illinois Department of Transportation's plans for the future of the Florence Bridge spanning the Illinois River.

Judge denies request to quash subpoenas in Lovelace lawsuit
Lovelace Case

Judge denies request to quash subpoenas in Lovelace lawsuit

A federal judge has denied a motion from the special prosecutors in the Curtis Lovelace murder trial to quash their subpoenas in Lovelace's civil rights lawsuit.

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