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Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.
Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.

Drastic Temperature Changes and Lots More Rain On the Horizon

As I write this, it's mostly sunny and 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Don't get used to it.

A drastic cold front will be sweeping across the area and some forecast models indicate the area could get upwards of four inches of rain over the next couple of days

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"Baby Ella"

‘Baby Ella’ Keeps Making Great Steps to Recovery

If the city of Quincy, Illinois, ever had an adopted child, chances are very good her name would be Ella Cain.

Ask most anyone from Quincy about “Baby Ella” and their faces light up. Words like “miracle” and “courage” are usually brought into the conversation

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"Fritz" Ostermueller's 1949 Bowman Baseball Card

Quincy Pitching Legend Wrongfully Negatively Portrayed in Jackie Robinson Biopic “42″

A Quincy baseball legend who won 114 games as a Major League pitcher between 1934 and 1948 is featured prominently in the Jackie Robinson biographical movie '42'; but unfortunately -- and inaccurately -- he's not portrayed in the best light

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Quincy Riverfront Flood [Photo Gallery]

Various scenes around the Quincy riverfront on Friday afternoon, April 19. Memorial Bridge has been closed. Bayview Bridge is handling both westbound and eastbound traffic. The Mississippi River has risen dramatically over the last couple of days and is expected to crest Sunday, April 21

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Life’s a Dance – Quincy’s Dancing Man is More Than Just Happy Feet

It was a beautiful day for a stroll a couple of years ago, so we set out with my then three-year-old daughter for a walk on Quincy’s northeast side. In a flash, a man approached us from his house. I recognized him right away. The nice man handed my daughter a Beanie Baby doll, politely chit-chatted for a moment, and almost as quickly disappeared back into his house.

My daughter cherished that little doll, and still does to this day. Who was the nice man? It was none other than Larry Toolate, Quincy’s very own “Dancing Man.” I sat down to interview Toolate to learn more about him.

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