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Adams County Sheriff's Department
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‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’ – New TV Series to Debut With the Story of Dr. Michael Swango

Investigation Discovery will air the debut episode of Untouchable: Power Corrupts on Thursday, July 9. The premise of the series, according to the cable channel, is to offer "an inside look into how a taste for power can turn into a thirst for blood, featuring the perplexing journeys of seemingly good citizens to corruption." The first story that will be told on Untouchable: Power Corrupts will be that of Dr. Michael Swango, a Quincy native sentenced to three life terms after confessing to four murders, though it is suspected that he could have been involved in up to 60. 

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Midsummer Arts Faire - Quincy. Illinois
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Midsummer Arts Faire

The annual Midsummer Arts Faire will take place in Quincy's Washington Park June 26-28. This free event has become a summertime favorite for residents and visitors to Quincy. Midsummer Arts Faire organizers spoke with us to provide information on everything you need to know about the upcoming Arts Faire, whether you've attended in the past, or you're a first time fairgoer. 

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Blues in the District 2015

The 2015 season of Blues in the District is underway at Washington Park. Blues in the District is a free summertime concert series presented by The District. Bruce Guthrie, Executive Director of The District, took a moment to answer a few of our questions about Blues in the District.

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
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Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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