Q-Fest bringing Washington Park to life next weekend
Quincy News

Q-Fest bringing Washington Park to life next weekend

QUINCY -- Three days of food, music and art will be on tap in downtown Quincy this weekend when Q-Fest returns. "This is one of the main art events that we have every year. We reach people who don't normally come to the Art Center or do activities during t

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Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman
Your Turn

Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman

Jessie Shoopman, 31, is a field staff at Illinois FBFM where she works with farm owners and operators to prepare taxes and financial statements. She is married to her sweet husband, Casey, and has a daughter, Allison.

Illinois News

Commemoration celebrates life of Joseph Smith

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- An outdoor celebration of the life of Joseph Smith will be held Thursday, June 27 at the historic Carthage Jail and Visitors Center.
Smith was killed in 1844 along with his brother, Hyrum, while being held at the jail, located at 310 Buch

BoodaLu restaurant owners give $5,000 each to 2 local humane societies
Quincy News

BoodaLu restaurant owners give $5,000 each to 2 local humane societies

A love of dogs prompted BoodaLu restaurant owners Michael and Kathryn Bayles to step forward Friday with two $5,000 checks to help two local humane societies.

Viking statue needs repairs
Illinois News

Viking statue needs repairs

The towering statue, officially named Erik the Viking, always captures the attention of Brenda Adkisson's fifth-grade class. "Looking at things around school, they decided he didn't look very good. He needs work, He's missing part of a foot, and the paint

Quincy's mosquito spraying may start Friday at dusk
Quincy News

Quincy's mosquito spraying may start Friday at dusk

Mosquito spraying may begin in Quincy neighborhoods on Friday evening if it isn't raining and the winds are mild. Director of Operations Kevin McClean said spray trucks usually start their rounds about 8:30 p.m. and wrap up about midnight.

Competitive eater to attempt Mississippi Monster Burger Challenge
Quincy News

Competitive eater to attempt Mississippi Monster Burger Challenge

A competitive eater will attempt to become the fourth person to successfully complete the Mississippi Monster Burger Challenge at Quincy's Red Light Bar and Grill.

New executive director welcomed at QCT
Quincy News

New executive director welcomed at QCT

Sara Reuschel started as executive director of Quincy Community Theatre on Thursday and she has already been immersed in the organization's operations.

Police & Courts

Firefighters battle fire at Quincy industrial building

Firefighters remained on scene for nearly six hours Wednesday at a fire in a Quincy industrial building.

Elder's Family Restaurant closed for building repairs
Quincy News

Elder's Family Restaurant closed for building repairs

Elder's Family Restaurant is closed due to problems with the building. Jerry Vogel, who has owned the business since 1982, said a support column and a wall within the restaurant showed signs that the two-story building is shifting.

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