Reference librarians remain necessity despite new technologies
Quincy News

Reference librarians remain necessity despite new technologies

Retired high school English teacher Betty Lillard shudders to think of what the Quincy Public Library would be like if portions of the library's staff were laid off due to budget cuts.

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Spring enrollment rises at John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College's spring enrollment has increased 1.3 percent from 2018.

Quincy News

OLC agrees to host sandbag headquarters if needed

Sandbagging efforts to fight flooding will once more be headquartered at Quincy's Oakley-Lindsay Center south parking lot if floodwaters rise this year. Members of the Civic Center Authority voted to grant permission for sandbagging on Wednesday.

Education

Parent questions validity of QHS music theory class

The Quincy Public School District has canceled an honors music theory course and reviewed all of the Advanced Placement courses in the district after a parent complained that her daughter had benefited from the music course without doing any additional wo

Former Quincy man pleads not guilty to sex assault charges
Police & Courts

Former Quincy man pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

A former Quincy man serving a 25-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections pleaded not guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child charges Wednesday in Adams County Circuit County.

Sentencing set for Quincy man who pleaded guilty in 2018 shooting
Police & Courts

Sentencing set for Quincy man who pleaded guilty in 2018 shooting

A Quincy man who pleaded guilty last summer to one count of attempted discharge of a firearm in a 2018 shooting at a Quincy apartment complex will be sentenced May 10.

Case continued for Quincy man charged in infant's death
Police & Courts

Case continued for Quincy man charged in infant's death

The case of a Quincy man charged in the death of an infant has been continued four weeks as a pathologist continues to review reports.

Quincy News

Lincoln program to be held in Quincy on March 29

Looking for Lincoln will host Lincoln impersonator George Buss and Illinois folk musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in the premiere of their new show, "Lincoln The Great Communicator," later this month in Quincy.

Cash for libraries
Quincy News

Cash for libraries

Staffing reductions, purchasing fewer new books, cutting hours of operation, delaying building projects and flatlining budgets are common problems facing municipal public libraries in Illinois, officials with multiple libraries said.

Rooney students learn lesson about helping others
Education

Rooney students learn lesson about helping others

Rooney Elementary students DeAndre Gordon and Ronnie Mercer didn't mind a little hard work -- as long as it was for a good cause.

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