Fit to Teach program offers rewards for working out
Education

Fit to Teach program offers rewards for working out

Quincy Junior High School teacher Natalie Cornwell has another incentive to continue her workouts -- the Fit to Teach program spearheaded by Superintendent Roy Webb.

Police & Courts

'Click It or Ticket' nets 63 seat belt citations in Quincy

The Quincy Police Department issued 63 seat belt citations as part of last month's 10-day "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The department joined the campaign from Nov. 17 to 27 along with other state and local law enforcement agencies in Illinois.

IHOP opens in former TGI Friday's space in Quincy
Business

IHOP opens in former TGI Friday's space in Quincy

Area residents can get pancakes, waffles and other breakfast treats 24 hours a day at the new IHOP, which opened Monday in the former TGI Friday's space at 33rd and Broadway.

State analysts: Quincy pension funds healthier, but higher payments needed
Local Government

State analysts: Quincy pension funds healthier, but higher payments needed

A strong U.S. stock market this year has helped boost the health of Quincy's fire and police pensions, but the state's pension actuarial has recommended a higher overall contribution in the coming year.

Quincy man pleads guilty to lesser charge in August shooting
Police & Courts

Quincy man pleads guilty to lesser charge in August shooting

A Quincy man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with a shooting this summer. Jamie W.A. Farthing, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony, in Adams County Circuit Court.

LIFE STORIES: Mom comes back from homelessness after toddler's death
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Mom comes back from homelessness after toddler's death

Kim Straube, 57, has spent almost 30 years trying to claw her way back to where she was before the death of one of her sons. "This is where I catch myself wanting to make excuses. It's nobody's fault but my own," she said. "I remember drinking to stop seeing my son's death. For a long time I would wake up and have the vision of his little body in his casket."

Students relieve stress before finals at QU Cram Jam
Education

Students relieve stress before finals at QU Cram Jam

Quincy University students took a break from studying for upcoming finals by attending the university's sixth annual Cram Jam.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: QMG plans hiring fair
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: QMG plans hiring fair

Quincy Medical Group is hosting a hiring fair Dec. 14. Open interviews are scheduled for the positions of clinical support staff, medical assistant and LPN.

Volunteers sought for Christmas bird count
Quincy News

Volunteers sought for Christmas bird count

Bird-watching enthusiasts in the Quincy area are being sought to participate in the 118th annual Christmas bird count.

Good News of Christmas Case No. 30
Quincy News

Good News of Christmas Case No. 30

This single mom of one recently moved to the area after fleeing an abusive relationship. She was able to live with a friend for a short time while she found full-time employment and an affordable apartment.