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HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Registration underway for Bridge the Gap to Health event

Registration is underway for the 17th annual Bridge the Gap to Health Race that raises funds and awareness for the Quincy Catholic Charities' MedAssist Program.

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Gus Macker to have live bracket updates through app this year
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Gus Macker to have live bracket updates through app this year

QUINCY -- Participants and spectators will be able to follow the action in Quincy's Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament from their phones this year. Gus Macker owner Scott McNeal said an app will be available this year that will allow people to track t

State Chamber CEO: Illinois needs fiscal sanity
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State Chamber CEO: Illinois needs fiscal sanity

Illinois needs to "return to fiscal sanity" and pass a balanced budget, the president and CEO of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce told a Quincy audience Friday at the annual business leaders breakfast for state Rep. Randy Frese, R-Paloma.

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Local business participation boosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

Andrea Murray, program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois. watched teams from local businesses bowling in support of the organization Friday during the first leg of this year's Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser.

Fair offers sophomores help with choosing career direction
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Fair offers sophomores help with choosing career direction

In high school, Illinois Conservation Police officer Eric Wheatley knew exactly what he wanted to be -- a veterinarian -- but a stint in the military led him to law enforcement. Wheatley presented Friday at the annual sophomore career fair in Quincy.

Trail Blazer Day at JWCC has been a hit with parents, too
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Trail Blazer Day at JWCC has been a hit with parents, too

Billy Schaffer was confident Trail Blazer Day would be a success when John Wood Community College initiated the event three years ago. But it's how Trail Blazer Day has gradually gained its popularity that has been surprising to him.

Community Cancer Crush continues support of local patients
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Community Cancer Crush continues support of local patients

About to host the fourth year of the Community Cancer Crush, Luke Tappe and a group of volunteers are hoping to build on the more than $250,000 raised through the event since its inception in 2014.

Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout
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Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout

A test Thursday morning of the voting machines in Adams County went smoothly. "Everybody wants to know that their vote did count and that it counted right," county Clerk Chuck Venvertloh said. He hopes the high level of engagement in politics now translates into a better voter turnout in the April 4 election.

Firm presents initial findings for Quincy strategic plan update
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Firm presents initial findings for Quincy strategic plan update

Development Strategies says in its initial findings for Quincy's strategic plan that the key to effectively fill vacancies left by retiring baby boomers will be adaptability.

Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public
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Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public

Two consecutive meetings are scheduled with the intention of garnering attention for the new Adams County Jail from local contractors and community members.