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Jon Morris, Getty Images

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It should be 12 months out of the year, not just April, especially when you see the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

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Bridge the Gap to Health 2015 is May 16

"To Sustain or Enhance the Quality of Life of our Community" is the Bridge the Gap to Health mission. All the money raised from Bridge the Gap to Health stays in the community.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Shoplifting Arrest Made on Former Adams County Deputy

The Quincy Police Department arrested a former Adams County Deputy for stealing items from Sam's Club over a two-and-half month period of time.  

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Steve Bloom, Getty Images

Do You Know the Difference Between a Tornado Watch and a Warning?

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to introduce the featured speaker for a Quincy Exchange Club meeting. Mr. John Simon, the Adams County Emergency Management Director was that speaker and he chose to talk about being prepared for severe storms when they strike the Hannibal-Quincy area.  Simon explained the difference between a watch and a warning.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Not Registered? You Can Still Vote. Find Out Here!

The next election day in Quincy and Adams County will be on Tuesday, April 7.  Unfortunately, the turnout will once again not be what it should be. How sad is it that we have people giving and/or risking their lives fighting for our democracy so we can have a say in our government, yet people don’t take the time to vote?

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Christophe Testi, ThinkStock
Christophe Testi, ThinkStock

Could You Use An Extra $100,000? The Everybody Wins Mega Raffle is Back!

The Everybody Wins Mega Raffle is back again, so get your ticket today!

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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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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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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

2015 Summer Events Guide for the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Couldn't we all use a little bit of summer, right now? Plenty of events and activities are scheduled all around the region during the summer months. Here is a guide to 2015 summer events around the Quincy/Hannibal area.

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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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