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Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade
Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade

2015 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

The 2015 St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy is at 11 a.m. this Saturday! The forecast is looking pretty good. Partly cloudy skies, temps in the mid-60s. If you've signed up to be in the parade, you can check out the lineup here. Parade participants need to be ready by 10:30 Saturday morning.

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Quincy Mall - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Factory Connection Coming to Quincy Mall

This is great news to hear! After announcements have been made in recent weeks that JC Penney, DEB and RadioShack would be closing in Quincy Mall, and last week's closing of Quincy's Steak 'n Shake, KHQA is reporting that Factory Connection will open in the Quincy Mall late in the spring.

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Sam Smith will perform at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on July 30
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See Grammy Winner Sam Smith at the Chaifetz Arena on July 30

We're not too far into 2015, but the year is already one for the record books for Sam Smith. In February, Sam won multiple Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Song of the Year. Smith will be performing this summer in St. Louis, so be sure to get your tickets!

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Brandon Bourdages
Brandon Bourdages

Smokin’ Good Times BBQ Challenge Will Award $6,000 in Prizes

These last few weeks of winter have been rough. I don't know about you, but I've had enough! At the very first sign of decent weather I'll be out cooking on the grill. A friend of mine co-hosts a barbecue show, and his show has decided that the time change should officially mark the start of grilling season. I think that's a great (or grate?) idea. In June, the Quincy Knights of Columbus will host the Smokin Good Times BBQ Challenge, so it's probably a good idea to start practicing soon. Thousands of dollars are up for grabs! 

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Cool YouTube Video Shows Time-Lapse Construction of the Kroc Center [Watch]

Did you know that the Kroc Center in Quincy was built in under five minutes? OK, not really, but on YouTube it only took four minutes and forty-one seconds! YouTube user Jim Lawrence posted an awesome time-lapse video that shows the construction of the entire Kroc Center, from dirt patch in the ground to fully operational community center.

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sonyae, ThinkStock
sonyae, ThinkStock

Who Has the Cutest Pet in the Quincy/Hannibal Area? Send Us a Pic!

If there's one thing that people love to show off, it's their pets! What kind of pets do you have? Do you have any great pet pictures? If so, let us see them! We're collecting pictures of the Cutest Pets in the Quincy/Hannibal area. 

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