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Opening of Macomb Bypass a key milestone

THE completion of two lanes of the much-anticipated Macomb Bypass is among the best news for West-Central Illinois in years. Work on the 7.1-mile stretch of Ill. 336 began three years ago, and in addition to the two lanes, included the construction of se

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Chicago Tribune says goodbye to famed tower

This editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune The work of the Tribune Editorial Board includes inviting government officials or political candidates to meet with us in our boardroom -- sometimes for a formal interview, sometimes a campaign season debate.

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Veterans honor Quincy with their presence, their service

WITH about 300 veterans in Quincy last weekend for the eighth annual Fishing for Freedom, organizers know it may have become the largest event of its type in the nation. Coordinator Randy Gengenbacher is more focused on making sure Fishing for Freedom is

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Opioid manufacturers must be held accountable

This editorial appeared in the Seattle Times. State officials across the country are stepping up to show the leadership that Congress has failed to muster to urge that opioid manufacturers be held accountable for the devastation of the national drug epid

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QND girls soccer team prepared for another run

THE Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team accomplished what it set out to do this season -- capture a second straight Illinois Class 1A state championship. The Raiders lived up to their preseason billing as the odds-on favorite to repeat by easily defeating

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Ordinary heroes eclipse the type who appear in superhero movies

This editorial was printed in the Chicago Tribune. This spring, feats of heroism aren't confined to superhero movies. Witness the stirring exploits of three ordinary -- or should we say extraordinary -- heroes: Late last month in Paris, Mamoudou Gassama sc

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Boland's works show a life full of accomplishment

DURING the nearly 50 years he lived and operated a successful automobile dealership in Hannibal, Mo., Tom Boland was often described as a tireless civic and regional leader who knew how to work with people to get good things done.

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Ground water clearly better option for Quincy

ANYBODY who has ever boated, fished or gone swimming in the Mississippi River probably would cringe at the suggestion that they take a drink directly from the river. There's a reason it's sometimes called "the Big Muddy," and the sediment that can be clea

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Women's City Club has saved, maintained one of Quincy's architectural gems

WHEN the founding members of the Women's City Club came up with $10,000 to save the historic Lorenzo Bull House from destruction in 1932, they looked for new ways to use what had long been a family home. This year the Women's City Club is looking for ways

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Scientists seeking ways to combat superbugs

This editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune SCIENTISTS and political leaders have warned for years of the looming health peril posed by so-called superbugs -- bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics.