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Gorsuch deserves up-or-down vote in Senate

SENATE hearings over the nomination of Denver-based Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch have concluded, and it appears likely he will replace the late Antonin Scalia and restore the Supreme Court to its full complement of nine justices. Despite Democratic opposi

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Four Quincy incumbents have served public well, earn endorsements

Four incumbent officeholders are unopposed in their campaigns for re-election in Quincy Township and the city of Quincy. Each has served well and is endorsed for re-election April 4.

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Moore the best choice for Quincy mayor

QUINCY residents face an important decision April 4 when they cast their ballots for mayor. They will choose between the incumbent, Kyle Moore, a Republican completing his first term in office, and Alderman Jeff VanCamp, his Independent challenger.

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Quincy Park District right to seek ideas for adaptive reuse of Wavering Aquatic Center

QUINCY Park District officials want public input on what to do with the site that has long been home to Wavering Aquatic Center. This is a chance to find the highest and best use of a resource that has enriched Quincyans' lives for decades. A citywide vot

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Chuck Berry was indisputably king of rock 'n' roll

JUST as there are lots of things that are debatable in life, rock 'n' roll has been known to pit even best friends against each other when it comes to arguing the fine points of the music that changed America in the middle of the last century. But the one

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Buddy program enriches lives of veterans, students

FIFTH-GRADE students at St. Dominic School and residents of the Illinois Veterans Home are benefiting from a buddy program that brings them together once a month. Joann Ellerman's class members are paired up with veterans who share their memories and wisd

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Tinkering with drinking age a bad idea

LEGISLATION proposed in the Illinois General Assembly would allow people who are 18 years old, but not yet 21, to consume wine or beer in restaurants if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. With due respect for parental rights, this is a bad idea

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Spring weather welcome, although unpredictable

SPRING'S arrival today puts an official stamp on the start of a season known for mild temperatures, planting on farms and in gardens, a return to more outdoor activities and the occasional spring rain. National Weather Service forecasts for this week are

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Contributions show that community values QU

QUINCY University found itself facing an uncertain future last fall when the school discovered an unexpected $5 million budgetary shortfall for this fiscal year.

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There's no scandal in U.S. attorney resignations

THERE was considerable consternation in some circles last week when the Justice Department asked 46 holdover U.S. attorneys to resign. However, U.S. attorneys serve at the president's pleasure. Many had already left or were making plans for their departur