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Mayor names nominee for alderman position

QUINCY -- Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said Friday that he would submit Tonia McKiernan's name as his nominee for the vacant alderman position in the city's 1st Ward. The position was previously held by longtime alderman Virgil Goehl, who retired this summer b

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Doing good for the community
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Doing good for the community

QUINCY -- Grace Meyer understands more than most the lack of accessible outdoor activities for people with disabilities.
She's tipped over in her wheelchair and landed in a pond, tipped and nearly fallen down a steep hill and had to be carried to enjoy act

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No injuries reported in Pike County crash

No injuries were reported after a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Pike County.

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JWCC Board approves budget

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday night approved a $15.539 million budget for the next fiscal year.

The budget is just over $550,000 more than last year but will not increase tuition or instructional fees for students. Tuition remains at $163 per credit hour for in-district students for the third consecutive year.

"Affordability and accessibility are vital for anyone seeking education whether they are pursuing a degree or certificate, taking part in training for their career or by enrolling in a class for personal enrichment," said JWCC President Mike Elbe. "Our mission is to make those opportunities as accessible as possible, especially the cost, because individuals who access education at every stage in life help themselves, their communities and our region's economic prosperity."

The budget increase accounts for strategic plan initiatives, enrollment priorities and contractual obligations. More than a dozen...

Hancock County Economic Development Corp. names new executive director
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Hancock County Economic Development Corp. names new executive director

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Belynda Allen says she always wants to help the community where she lives to grow and thrive.
Now living in Nauvoo, Allen hopes to do just that not only there but across Hancock County.

Report: FBI raids former Quincy legislator, lobbyist's home
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Report: FBI raids former Quincy legislator, lobbyist's home

A Chicago newspaper is reporting that a former state legislator from Quincy, who has been described as "the most trusted and respected lobbyist in Springfield" and a confidant of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan had his house raided by the FBI.

Health care providers warn of heat-related illness
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Health care providers warn of heat-related illness

Health care providers are encouraging people to be mindful of heat-related illness as the region remains under an excessive heat warning through Saturday with it feeling as hot as 110 degrees.

New trial location sought in Gavin case
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New trial location sought in Gavin case

The attorney for the Quincy man set to be retried in the 2015 shooting death of a Quincy man is seeking to move the trail.

Former nursing home chaplain pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges
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Former nursing home chaplain pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

The former chaplain at a Quincy nursing home has pleaded not guilty to multiple sex abuse charges, including two counts that are alleged to involve residents of the home.

Illinois compiling flood damage reports
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Illinois compiling flood damage reports

QUINCY -- Damage assessments are being prepared across Illinois to determine if the state qualifies for federal assistance from major flooding this spring and summer. John Simon, director of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency, said the county is

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