Chaddock tips its cap to foster parents with dinner, balloon launch
Quincy News

Chaddock tips its cap to foster parents with dinner, balloon launch

Foster parents who go out of their way to help children were given a pat on the back Thursday on the Chaddock campus. The tribute was in celebration of National Foster Care Month, which is being observed throughout May.

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk
Local Government

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk

Pike County Circuit Clerk Debbie Dugan recently said she will be leaving her position at the end of the month.
Dugan, who is in her 14th year in the office, has accepted another position.

Women's City Club looks to future, hangs on to history of Lorenzo Bull House
Illinois News

Women's City Club looks to future, hangs on to history of Lorenzo Bull House

History is all around members of the Women's City Club when they meet in the house at 1550 Maine. But the club has set its eyes on the future as it plans a membership drive and solicits ideas to attract new members in the 21st century.

Investigation continues over reported battery involving coroner
Police & Courts

Investigation continues over reported battery involving coroner

The investigation continues into a reported battery involving Adams County Coroner Jim Keller. "We're still in the middle of the investigation," said Adams County Sheriff Brian VonderHaar.

'GREAT LEADERSHIP': Bricker to retire from U of I Extension
Illinois News

'GREAT LEADERSHIP': Bricker to retire from U of I Extension

Earl Bricker sees his career in West-Central Illinois coming full circle as he retires next month from University of Illinois Extension. But he plans to work for part-time for both Action Brown County and Two Rivers Regional Council and do consulting and training with nonprofit organizations.

Police & Courts

Mount Sterling police officer to appeal termination

The Mount Sterling City Council will address a fired police officer's appeal of his dismissal at a meeting this month.

Illinois News

Adams County tax bills mailed

Adams County Collector Terry Asher mailed 35,561 tax bills on Tuesday. Asher said 1,500 more tax bills that require special processing, which includes 1,062 parcels where taxpayers prepaid a portion of their tax in December 2017, will be mailed by Friday.

Dot Foods unveils $14 million office expansion
Business

Dot Foods unveils $14 million office expansion

Dot Foods unveiled its state-of-the-art $14.2 million office expansion Wednesday afternoon before a large gathering of employees and Mount Sterling community members.

Elections

Congressional candidate launches week of town halls

Democratic Congressional candidate Junius Rodriguez saw different participation levels in a pair of town hall meetings Monday night in El Paso and Leroy.

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner
Local Government

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner

Public pushback against enforcement of the an indigent death policy apparently has manifested itself in violence against the Adams County coroner. Jim Keller said he was driving the coroner vehicle last Thursday when someone threw a rock through his open window, striking him in the head.

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