Illinois News

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: Inmate's family fights to learn how he died in prison

More than two weeks after her brother died in an Illinois prison, Dana Caley still doesn't know exactly what caused his death. Earl Eugene Little, 33, who had lived in Quincy and Rushville, died July 6 in Illinois Department of Corrections custody in Pinc

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Local Government

Palmyra City Council authorizes $4 million sale of industrial revenue bonds

The Palmyra City Council on Thursday passed an ordinance authorizing the sale of $4 million in industrial revenue bonds to help a local company build and equip an 80,000-square-foot building in the new Warren Head Business Park.

Local Government

Adams County Board of Health adopts $3.29 million budget, $150,000 levy

Adams County Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch said the department's financial picture "looks pretty good" heading into the next fiscal year.

Illinois Elections

Cramsey campaigns for Illinois House seat held by Frese

Rich Cramsey, 65, of Clayton, said his hands-on experience working for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms has prepared him to serve West-Central Illinois in the Legislature.

Smoothie King to open Friday on east Broadway
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Smoothie King to open Friday on east Broadway

Owners of the Smoothie King that will open Friday at 4435 Broadway are blown away with the response they've seen before blending even one smoothie.

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American Legion sees quest for land fading

Those wheels of government that tend to grind exceedingly slow have left American Legion Post 37 with virtually no hope of getting a 1-acre parcel of the former Lincoln-Douglas U.S. Army Reserve Training Center near 36th and Broadway.

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Quincy sales tax revenues falling

Revenues from Quincy's sales tax and home rule sales tax are down a total of about $110,000 during the past three months, closely matching the city's budget projections.

Some agencies still recovering from Illinois budget crisis a year after it ended
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Some agencies still recovering from Illinois budget crisis a year after it ended

One year after Illinois ended the longest state budget impasse in modern history, most agencies and grant recipients are doing better. But some problems remain. Many service providers are just starting on the road to recovery. A few won't recover.

Moore proposes housing loan program to 'inject new capital' in older neighborhoods
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Moore proposes housing loan program to 'inject new capital' in older neighborhoods

Mayor Kyle Moore announced a new Neighborhood Housing Reinvestment Program that will use a revolving loan fund to match loans from lending institutions.

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Some cities see decline in cable franchise fees

Cable franchise fees paid to the city of Quincy fell by nearly 16 percent during the first quarter of 2018. "Cable franchise fees were $109,521 last year and only $92,013.74 this year. That was a decline of $17,507," Quincy Comptroller Sheri Ray said.