Police & Courts

Police investigate suspicious driver approaching child

QUINCY -- Police got a report of a suspicious individual in a black car approaching a child on Monday evening. Sgt. Nathan Elbus said the encounter was reported near the 600 block of Monroe. Police were called by the mother of the child who was approached

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Quincy tax collections up for May; Aldermen clear way for airport runway repairs

QUINCY -- Nobody knows whether it was the hot weather in May or a surge of shoppers heading to Bergner's and Sears stores for the start of their close-out sales, but sales tax and home rule sales tax figures were up that month. Collection figures were acce

ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health
Quincy News

ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health

QUINCY -- When Chad Rodgers first saw the figures earlier this year, he felt the findings were alarming. And like others, Rodgers knew something needed to be done. Months later, the People in ACTION movement is a reality. Rodgers, the director of operation

Man visiting Rock Steady Boxing in 50 states crosses off two states with local gyms
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Man visiting Rock Steady Boxing in 50 states crosses off two states with local gyms

Jon Pawelkop, 60, of Tampa, Fla., was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago and discovered a year later Rock Steady Boxing. This year Pawelkop set a goal for himself to visit a Rock Steady Boxing facility in all 50 states.

Anne McClain Sidrys makes top lawyers list
Illinois News

Anne McClain Sidrys makes top lawyers list

QUINCY -- Anne McClain Sidrys a Quincy native has been named in the Crain's Chicago Business list of Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers. Sidrys, who has been a partner at Kirkland and Ellis law firm in Chicago for 20 years, said she felt honored to named on t

Rooney 'an inspiration' to family, students
Education

Rooney 'an inspiration' to family, students

QUINCY -- Rooney "an inspiration" to family, students

QPS dedicates Rooney Elementary School
Education

QPS dedicates Rooney Elementary School

QUINCY -- "This building could not have a finer name"

Attendance grows at second annual Heroes at Heartland
Illinois News

Attendance grows at second annual Heroes at Heartland

The second annual event surpassed expectations, with 220 veterans and their families preregistering. Not quite 200 veterans and their families attended the inaugural event. There were 70 volunteers up from last year's 50 present, and more than 40 side

K of C Barbecue a big family reunion
Quincy News

K of C Barbecue a big family reunion

Several hundred pounds of buffalo, catfish, beef, french fries and onion rings are consumed over the weekend. The money raised is donated to area schools and churches.

Swim Challenge continues Beth Calabotta's legacy, funds cancer research
Quincy News

Swim Challenge continues Beth Calabotta's legacy, funds cancer research

Beth Calabotta's final request to her close friend Carrie Company was to keep the swim challenge going in her absence.