Gus Macker, Quincy Exchange Club to part ways after 2020
Quincy News

Gus Macker, Quincy Exchange Club to part ways after 2020

The popular Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a downtown Quincy staple for more than a quarter of a century, will come to an end after the 2020 event. Maybe.

Moore sees higher trash sticker costs as an option
Quincy News

Moore sees higher trash sticker costs as an option

Hikes in trash sticker fees were mentioned by Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore in an Illinois Issues story published this week about options for preventing budget deficits. Moore said he's not pushing any particular garbage and recycling change right now.

Health Department administrator: No high risk with Legionnaires' cases
Quincy News

Health Department administrator: No high risk with Legionnaires' cases

Adams County Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch doesn't perceive a high risk to the community in the wake of two new confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home, one of which was fatal.

Quincy man sentenced to 40 year after pleading guilty to sex assault charges
Police & Courts

Quincy man sentenced to 40 year after pleading guilty to sex assault charges

A 38-year-old Quincy man was sentenced Thursday to a total of 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to charges involving the sexual abuse of a child over several years.

MakerFest spotlights local manufacturing companies for teens
Business

MakerFest spotlights local manufacturing companies for teens

Jacy Castlebury wasn't planning to attend the Tri-State MakerFest on Wednesday, but at the last minute she changed her mind. "I'm really glad I did, just to meet all these cool companies," Castlebury said. She was one of about 300 high school juniors and seniors who attended the event at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, which gave them an opportunity to get a glimpse of jobs local manufacturers have available.

Warsaw to keep ambulance for at least six months
Illinois News

Warsaw to keep ambulance for at least six months

Hancock County EMS will station an advanced life support ambulance in Warsaw for the next six months as part of a one-year test that will compare its cost-effectiveness with that of an ambulance that will be stationed in Hamilton for six months.

Illinois News

Pittsfield to acquire, demolish former Mike's Tavern

The city of Pittsfield has reached an agreement with the Zoe Preservation Society to acquire the dilapidated tavern next to the former theater.

Volunteers applauded for their efforts at RSVP recognition banquet
Illinois News

Volunteers applauded for their efforts at RSVP recognition banquet

Nearly 500 volunteers with the Adams County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program got a pat on the back Wednesday afternoon.

John Wood adapting marketing methods to reach new students
Quincy News

John Wood adapting marketing methods to reach new students

John Wood Community College is diversifying the methods it uses to attract students as Illinois faces an increasing exodus of high school graduates bound for postsecondary education.

State confirms two cases of Legionnaires' disease at Veterans Home
Quincy News

State confirms two cases of Legionnaires' disease at Veterans Home

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs said Wednesday that two residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy contracted Legionnaires' disease. The head of the home says he's surprised to see two recent cases of Legionnaires' disease surface among residents because the home's frequent water tests have shown no signs of legionella.

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