Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas
Illinois News

Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas

Banks in rural Illinois can access $500 million from a state program to help provide low-interest loans. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was at the Adams County Farm Bureau office Monday to promote the program, called Community Uplift.

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Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test
Education

Missouri bill would require college students to pass civics test

Do you know how many U.S. senators there are, amendments in the Constitution, or who is in charge of the executive branch? Those are the types of questions higher education students would be required to answer in order to graduate if a Missouri lawmaker's

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future
Quincy News

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future

Big things are happening in Quincy, with more than $109 million in private sector construction projects, and there could be bigger things ahead, Mayor Kyle Moore told members of the Exchange Club Friday.

More fountain design work approved for Clat Adams Park
Local Government

More fountain design work approved for Clat Adams Park

Despite some reservations about the costs, the Quincy Park Board on Wednesday approved more design and engineering work to replace the fountain at Clat Adams Bicentennial Park.

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Marion County adopts National Incident Management System

Marion County took a step forward Monday in preparing for potential disasters or domestic incidents. The Marion County Commission passed a resolution agreeing to adopt the National Incident Management System.

Quincy City Council to hold update on revenue shortfalls next Tuesday
Illinois News

Quincy City Council to hold update on revenue shortfalls next Tuesday

Tax revenues collected by the city of Quincy are projected to be down by more than $600,000 in the 2018 budget year that ends April 30, and revenues are forecast to fall even more next year.

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Ewing to hold special meeting Tuesday to discuss sewage system project

The Ewing City Council will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to outline plans to raise sewer rates in connection with the city's sewage system improvement project.

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LaGrange to start requiring businesses to buy $10 annual license

The city of LaGrange plans to begin requiring local businesses to obtain a $10 business license each year. The City Council recently passed an ordinance establishing the licensing program, but the city is still putting final touches on it.

Palmyra plans public information sessions on sales tax issue
Missouri News

Palmyra plans public information sessions on sales tax issue

The Palmyra City Council plans to host two public sessions to let voters hear details and ask questions about an April 3 ballot proposal to raise the city's sales tax by a half-cent.

Jail Committee recommends rejecting demolition bill
Quincy News

Jail Committee recommends rejecting demolition bill

The Jail Exploratory Committee of the Adams County Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that the board reject a bill it recently received for demolition costs on the new jail facility.