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Teen Reach group adds Family Focus effort

ONE of Quincy's nonprofit groups recently expanded its already considerable outreach in the community under a contract with the state. Bella Ease, the not-for-profit organization that operates Teen Reach locally, is now offering Family Focus services.

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Hannibal inextricably linked with Mark Twain

With the 63rd National Tom Sawyer Days festival in the rearview mirror and its bicentennial on the horizon in 2019, Hannibal, Mo., remains inextricably linked to Mark Twain.

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Blessing Hospital expansion plan is good news

BLESSING Hospital is prepared to launch a $49.2 million building expansion if the state approves it.

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Kavanaugh and partisanship on the Supreme Court

Now that President Donald Trump has named circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress will begin the predictable process of scrutinizing him.

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Apartments boost downtown Quincy businesses

RESIDENTIAL upgrades in downtown Quincy are slowly changing things in an area where dwelling units have been on the decline for decades. During the early 1900s the central business districts in the core of most U.S. cities had a fair amount of residential

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Veterans Home moving along with big changes

ANOTHER significant step is being taken in ongoing efforts by the state of Illinois and federal agencies to modernize and rehabilitate the Illinois Veterans Home campus in Quincy to ensure the comfort and care of residents living there. The state last mon

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National Guard flood fighters honored at Fourth of July celebration

INDEPENDENCE Day celebrations in Quincy on Wednesday blended patriotism and gratitude for those who have served, with special emphasis on the Illinois National Guard that helped fight the flood of 1993. Retired Maj. Gen. Don Lynn, who commanded about 7,00

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Jensen Woods Camp has created sound plan for survival

A NONPROFIT group has moved one step closer to owning Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The Jensen Camp Foundation has raised about half of the $500,000 needed as a down payment on the 550-acre camp by the end of this month.

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Internet sales tax collection ruling a wise one

A DECISION by the U.S. Supreme Court could help level the playing field between bricks-and-mortar and internet-based businesses, while also enabling states and local governments to collect billions of dollars in sales tax revenue.

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Terror and heartbreak comes to the newsroom

The editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun. THE killing of five of our colleagues at the Annapolis Capital Gazette and the shooting of several more is heartbreaking. Reports from Capital Gazette staffers about the scene -- a gunman shooting through a gla