Illinois News

Pension costs leave aldermen with tough decisions

It took several minutes of discussion before Quincy aldermen voted 13-0 to authorize pension funding of $3.388 million for fire pensions and $3.238 million for police pensions in the coming fiscal year.

Quincy soldier who died in post-World War I explosion to be remembered
Quincy News

Quincy soldier who died in post-World War I explosion to be remembered

A Quincy soldier who was killed in France three months after World War I came to an end will be saluted in a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenmount Cemetery.

Beloved musical takes QHS stage
Education

Beloved musical takes QHS stage

Tickets for the Quincy High School production are $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Quincy churches help pack boxes with gifts
Quincy News

Quincy churches help pack boxes with gifts

There is more to Operation Christmas Child than what went on Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at the Lutheran Church of St. John. Far, far more.

Religion

Campaign designed to boost spiritual growth of TEC participants

For 48 years, the Great River TEC mission assisted young people in their spiritual journey during their formative years.

Bridge competition draws crowd at final day of MakerFest
Quincy News

Bridge competition draws crowd at final day of MakerFest

QUINCY -- The biggest draw at the third and final day of the 2018 MakerFest was the STEAM bridge building competition. Randy Wolfmeyer, an assistant professor who teaches physics at John Wood Community College, said about 100 people gathered Saturday morni

Education

JWCC online learning program ranked No. 6

John Wood Community College's online learning program now ranks among the state's best. JWCC is ranked No. 6 among the 48 community colleges in Illinois by the Community for Accredited Online Schools website.

Before, after-school child care is a popular addition in QPS
Education

Before, after-school child care is a popular addition in QPS

The program serves up to 30 children of QPS staff and students at each of the buildings. Iles and Lincoln-Douglass have the largest enrollments, but numbers fluctuate throughout the school year.

Fundraiser focuses on schools
Quincy News

Fundraiser focuses on schools

QUINCY -- With more than 600 people registered, the Ambiance was packed Friday night for the Quincy Public Schools Foundation's sixth annual "A Night to Dream Big" gala dinner.