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Sheriff Candidates Meet Tonight in League of Women Voters Forum

One of the key elections coming up in Adams County will be the race for Adams County Sheriff. Democratic Sheriff Brian Vonderhaar and Republican candidate challenger Jon McCoy will square off tonight in a Candidates Forum presented by The League of Women Voters.  The forum will be held at the First Christian Church at 1415 Maine Street in Quincy beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and the public is invited to attend.

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Adams County Off West Nile Virus List. Other Counties Not So Lucky

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health West Nile virus has been found in humans, birds, horses and/or mosquitoes in 51 counties within Illinois. Adams County is not one of the 51 counties listed.

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Adams County Health Department Announces Flu Clinic Dates

The Adams County Health Department, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is recommending an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. The flu vaccine is available Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm. The Health Department will also be offering several public flu clinics for adults and children in the community.

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These Quincy Establishments Served To Minors

On Tuesday, the Quincy Police Department conducted an alcohol compliance check on 19 Quincy businesses during which an underage volunteer attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. It went...okay.

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Adams County Sheriff’s Department Finds Possible Stolen Goods

Last Sunday, the Adams County Sheriff's Department recovered several tools believed to have been stolen. These tools were found near Highway 57 south of Quincy and authorities can use your help in  solving this crime. Here is what they found.

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Here’s the FULL Schedule for the Adams County Fair

Looking for a full list of events for the 2016 Adams County Fair? Look no further...

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Madonna House Mobile Food Pantry Returning August 13

Adams County Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at The Quincy Family Resource Center located at 639 York in Quincy.

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Kroc Center Open as an Area Cooling Center

The current heat wave shows no sign of going away thru this weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area. As a result, the Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center as a cooling center on days when heat advisories, like today, are issued for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 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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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Adams County Real Estate Taxes Are Due Monday

For Adams County taxpayers a reminder that the first of two installment payments on real estate taxes are due on Monday, July 18.

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