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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Adams County Real Estate Taxes Are Due Tuesday

For Adams County taxpayers a reminder that the first of two installment payments on real estate taxes are due on Tuesday, July 2.

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Flinn Stadium, Kurt Parsons
Flinn Stadium, Kurt Parsons

Adams County Relay for Life Is Friday Night At Flinn Stadium

The 2014 Relay for Life of Adams County will be held this Friday night into Saturday morning at Flinn Memorial Stadium in Quincy. The event will feature cancer survivors in our area and also remember those who have lost the battle.

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Mikael Damkier
Mikael Damkier

Fishing Oars Out of the Water – Fish Stories From Dennis and the Big Dog [Video]

Quincy's annual Fishing Rodeo is Saturday at Moorman Lake. The Fishing Rodeo always takes place during Free Fishing Days in Illinois (where you are allowed to fish without a fishing license). People of all ages come out to fish with us during the Fishing Rodeo, and everyone always has a great time. To celebrate the Fishing Rodeo, the Big Dog and I have decided to share some fish stories. Like the time Dog had to fish our oars (I may have dropped them out of the boat) out of the water.

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David De Lossy

Snake in the Boat – Fish Stories From Dennis and the Big Dog [Video]

We're getting ready for the annual Fishing Rodeo on Saturday at Moorman Lake in Quincy. The Fishing Rodeo always takes place during Free Fishing Days in Illinois (where you are allowed to fish without a fishing license), and we look forward to seeing fishermen and fisher-ladies of all ages. To celebrate the Fishing Rodeo, the Big Dog and I have decided to share some fish stories. Here's what happened once when the Big Dog found an unexpected visitor in his boat. 

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Pat Perry, right, addresses little league players after a recent game in Quincy. Perry, who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and two other teams in the 1980s and 1990, will be bringing his baseball camp to the Quincy YMCA on June 9th and 10th.
Deron Johnson

Former Big Leaguer Pat Perry Brings Baseball Camp to Quincy

Pat Perry had an eight-year career as a left-handed pitcher in the big leagues in the 1980s -- a career cut short by rotator cuff surgery. He is bringing the Pat Perry 2014 Summer Baseball Camp to the Quincy YMCA on June 9 and 10, and he'll be bringing with him a wealth of knowledge that even he didn't fully grasp and understand until after his playing days were over.

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Car Seat Roundup, Safe Kids Adams County
Car Seat Roundup, Safe Kids Adams County

Old Child Safety Seats Being Collected This Saturday

Making sure that you child is safe in your vehicle is what this Saturday’s old child safety seat roundup is all about. The collection of old child seats will be held at Kohl’s Department Store parking lot at 6100 Broadway in Quincy this Saturday from 10 until noon. For exchange of your old car seat, you will get a $10 Kohl's gift certificate for the first 300 seats exchanged.

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QRCS, Jeff Dorsey
QRCS, Jeff Dorsey

Know Something? Call the Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers

Local law enforcement is there for you 24 hours a day 365 days a year but they can use your help in fighting crime.  

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against a 9 Month Old Boy

Living in this country can make you "blind" to the way others live around the world. Such is the case of the story I was reading this morning involving a 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was charged with attempted murder. That's right, at 9 months of age.

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arnoaltix

Is Spanking Really Child Abuse?

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a result we are seeing more news stories concerning this crisis. After reading some national statistics, and seeing a story about child abuse in Adams County which showed the county numbers to be twice that of the state average, this is a crisis in our country and in Adams County.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images
Jon Morris, Getty Images

Adams County Child Abuse Cases Continue to Climb

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). According to their website, the DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half.

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