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Mother's Day a perfect day to offer thanks for all that moms do

MOTHER'S Day weather should be perfect this year for the cookouts, trips to restaurants and visits that have come to typify the holiday.

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Punishment alone won't halt underage drinking

EIGHTEEN members of a fraternity at Pennsylvania State University were criminally charged this month after an underage member died during an initiation ceremony that involved alcohol. The tragic death is a recent and visible example of a national problem

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Tourism is big business that supports jobs, economy

AMERICANS are traveling more, and Illinois recorded an additional 1 million domestic visitors in 2016. Illinois Tourism Director Cory Jobe shared those numbers Monday, telling how about 110 million U.S. residents came to the Land of Lincoln last year. He

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Kids shouldn't be sidelined by report on head injuries

NEW research on how young athletes should be treated for concussions should not be interpreted as a reason to keep children from participating in sports.

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Ag Secretary made case for trade talks, rather than withdrawal

AGRICULTURE Secretary Sonny Perdue earned the respect of millions of U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders late last month when he spoke up for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than withdraw.

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Boy Scouts lead by example with Vets Home projects

BRIGHT orange poppies and pink peonies graced Memorial Garden on the Illinois Veterans Home grounds Sunday, where four Boy Scouts received thanks for projects done at the home. A new fence, flagpole, plaques and other improvements were installed by teens

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Here's rising river safety message: Turn around

ILLINOIS River levels should fall in Pike County later today after several days of dry weather have eased concerns about higher flood levels. People who live along the river, or drive near it, realize this is a temporary reprieve.

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Dogwood Festival a time for Gem City to shine

DOGWOODS and a variety of flowering trees will be in fine form this weekend, and the weather promises to be good for the 48th annual Dogwood Festival. It should be a perfect time to celebrate Quincy, its people and its beauty. "Community Connections" will

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Quincy Area Chamber wisely tweaking business plan program

FOR five years the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Plan Competition that offered the winning entrepreneur $10,000 to start a business or take a fledgling venture to the next level. This year things will be different, as the Chamber offer

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Bill could speed release of generic drugs

Namd-brand medicines sold in the United States tend to cost more, sometimes much more, than the same medicines in other countries. That's why generic drugs are sought out by cost-conscious Americans. And that's why some drug companies game the rules that