Quincy woman sentenced to seven years in arson case
Police & Courts

Quincy woman sentenced to seven years in arson case

A Quincy woman ws sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for starting two residential fires in 2016 and 2018.

Local Government

Park Board approved Klingner Trail construction bid

QUINCY -- Construction of another portion of the Bill Klingner Trail could start as early as this fall after the Quincy Park Board on Wednesday approved a contract for the work.

County Contractors submitted the low bid of $855,000 to extend the trail under the Fifth Street bridge and into Parker Heights Park and eventually connect with the park road, which is closed to vehicular traffic, around the Third Street overpass.

"They've made mention of breaking ground yet this year and do a lot of the preliminary dirt work and excavation, and then next spring start on the bridges and the hard surface trail," said Quincy Park District Executive Director Rome Frericks.

An addendum for work on the park road between the overpass and Bonansinga Drive was not included in the approved contract.

"The road is fine," he said. "It was just trying to take that crown out of the main road to make it more friendlier for park patrons."

The $150,000 addition could...

Illinois News

Ethan's Rodeo set for Friday, Saturday

The 10th annual Ethan's Rodeo will run Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Community Foundation awards $124,000 in grants to local not-for-profits
Quincy News

Community Foundation awards $124,000 in grants to local not-for-profits

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Thirty-nine area nonprofits received $124,062 in funding from the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri's grant program. The local agencies were presented with a check during a ceremony Wednesday in Ca

Group proposes to bring back holiday displays in Moorman, Wavering parks
Local Government

Group proposes to bring back holiday displays in Moorman, Wavering parks

A drive-thru holiday lights display could return to Moorman and Wavering parks as soon as this year under a proposal introduced to the Quincy Park Board.

Former congressman Paul Findley remembered as he is laid to rest
Illinois News

Former congressman Paul Findley remembered as he is laid to rest

As 98-year-old Paul Findley was being laid to rest Wednesday in his hometown of Jacksonville, recollections continued to surface about the former U.S. Representative of the 20th Congressional District, who died Friday.

City leaders push for expansion of Ill. 57
Transportation

City leaders push for expansion of Ill. 57

The Illinois Department of Transportation's current construction plan for Ill. 57 is to resurface the mostly two-lane highway between Quincy and the Interstate 172 interchange near Fall Creek next year.

Brenner announces candidacy for circuit judge
Local Government

Brenner announces candidacy for circuit judge

Pointing to his years of practicing law, Quincy attorney Tad Brenner announced Monday that he will seek the Republican nomination for circuit judge in the 8th Judicial Circuit.

YMCA proud to be United Way agency
Quincy News

YMCA proud to be United Way agency

When Jim Chamberlain moved to Quincy nearly a year ago, he expected to find a vibrant United Way. "I've seen great things from United Way, and I had no doubt it was going to be the same here," said Chamberlain, CEO of the YMCA of West Central Illinois.

Local Briefs

Final Summer on 6th set for Thursday

School supplies will be collected as part of the final Summer on 6th block party of the season. Summer on 6th runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, on Sixth Street between Hampshire and Maine.

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