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Quincy Community Theatre Asking For ‘Big Clean’ Volunteers

It's usually spring when most people do their serious cleaning, but Quincy Community Theatre is doing theirs this weekend, and they're looking for some help from the community.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Want Drugs Out of Your Neighborhood? Call Crime Stoppers!

It seems lately that there is an increase in crime in the City of Quincy primarily due to the increased usage of drugs in our community. The news is filled daily with drug arrests. Just last week a drug bust landed 31 people with charges against them. Just how do we stop this drug problem from happening?

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Leigh Turner, Getty Images
Leigh Turner, Getty Images

It’s 2015, Underground Power Lines Need to Happen

Last Friday I had the opportunity to listen to Adams County Emergency Services Director John Simon as he spoke to the Quincy Exchange Club. During his comments he mentioned that some 21,800 power connections needed replacement as a result of the huge front-line wind storm that ripped through the area. As you already know, thousands of residents were without power for days.   It makes you wonder if we are way past the time when power lines and poles need to go away?

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Cleanup News Conference Calls for Weekend Volunteers [Listen]

The storm recovery project is continuing in the City of Quincy. This upcoming weekend will be filled with the sounds of chainsaws as people try to clear their property of fallen tree limbs. There are plenty of elderly and disabled people who will not be able to do any cleanup. Therefore, there is  a request for people who can help them this Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. If you can volunteer this weekend, please call (217)-214-7788.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Storm Recovery Information You Need to Know

Recovery information continues to pour in today as the City of Quincy and surrounding area cleans up from the massive storm that struck the area Monday. In no particular order, here are some items you need to know in your own particular recovery effort.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Watch a Preview of the Michael Swango Episode of ‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’

A local crime story will be told on national television July 9 during the premiere episode of Investigation Discovery's Untouchable: Power Corrupts. The network has released a three-minute preview of the show, which you can watch here.

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Discover The Dinosaurs - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

‘Discover the Dinosaurs’ Returning to the Oakley Lindsay Center

The Oakley Lindsay Center has announced the return of ‘Discover the Dinosaurs,’ a popular animatronic dinosaur exhibit that last appeared at the OLC in November 2013, to Quincy!

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Chelsea Lauren, Getty Images
Chelsea Lauren, Getty Images

The ‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive is This Monday

The 5th Annual "Battle of the Badges" blood drive for the Adams County American Red Cross is set for this Monday at the Quincy Regional Training Facility.

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Jeff Gross, Getty Images
Jeff Gross, Getty Images

Quincy Area in Top Ten for Best Places to Hunt

The organization Wired to Hunt has come out with their top ten locations to hunt in the United States, and Quincy is one of the ten. The article was written by Mark Kenyon who says "if you eat, sleep and breathe whitetails," here are the ten locations in the U.S. where you should live. Here is the complete list, in no particular order, although Quincy was listed first.

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