Civil War general from Illinois considered creator of Memorial Day
Illinois News

Civil War general from Illinois considered creator of Memorial Day

Civil War General John A. Logan is credited with creating what we know today as Memorial Day, according to the executive director of the museum in Murphysboro, Ill., that is dedicated to him.

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Your Turn/Ryan Jacquot
Your Turn

Your Turn/Ryan Jacquot

Ryan Jacquot, 38, grew up on a family farm in Basco and lives there today with wife Adrienne and three children -- Parker, 6, Quinn, 4 and Jensen, six months.

Engaging students with technology
Education

Engaging students with technology

Bradee Finley's love of computers made joining the Tech Club at Illini West High School an easy decision. So was signing up for the school's first-ever digital video production class.

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Blessing to host open house in Golden on Wednesday

Blessing Physician Services' East Adams Clinic staff will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for community members to view the recently updated building.

Illinois lawmakers have 5 days left, 5 big issues to settle
Illinois News

Illinois lawmakers have 5 days left, 5 big issues to settle

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly commenced its spring session in January with a bold directive from new Gov. J.B. Pritzker for a balanced budget, legalized marijuana and sports betting, a revamped income tax system, and a multibillion-dollar state construction program.

Proposed Adams County solar farm clears first local review
Local Government

Proposed Adams County solar farm clears first local review

The Adams County Board will consider at its June 11 meeting whether to approve the plans of an Atlanta-based firm to build a 1.5-megawatt solar farm south of Quincy.

Pritzker salutes veterans during Quincy visit
Illinois News

Pritzker salutes veterans during Quincy visit

Gov. J.B. Pritzker promised Friday during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Illinois Veterans Home to honor the service of living veterans. Pritzker was making his second trip to Quincy since he became governor in January.

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Helicopter pilot walks away from crash uninjured

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed Thursday morning walked away from the incident uninjured. Reiss Harper, 26, of Perry, La., had been piloting a Bell 206 helicopter.

QCT names Sara Reuschel as executive director
Quincy News

QCT names Sara Reuschel as executive director

Quincy Community Theatre has announced the selection of Sara Reuschel as its new executive director. Reuschel will take over the position from Interim Executive Director Dan Conboy in June.

Quincy News

Leak delays scheduled Saturday opening of Indian Mounds Pool

Indian Mounds Pool will not open this Saturday due to mechanical issues. Marcelo Beroiza of the Quincy Park District said when staff started up the pool system a major leak occurred that caused the pool to drain rapidly.

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