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QPS Boundary Advisory Task Force Sets Up Forums For The Community.

With five new schools being built in Quincy, many children may not be going to the same school that they started in. The Quincy Public School announced yesterday two public forums to discuss boundaries for all the new schools.

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Photo Courtesy of Melissa Shriver-Hackamack
Photo Courtesy of Melissa Shriver-Hackamack

Emma Hildebrand 2nd Runner-up at State County Queen Pageant


The 2016 Miss Adams County Queen, Emma Hildebrand, was named Second Runner-up at the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant held in Springfield, Illinois Sunday night. Hildebrand competed against 71 other county fair queens for the state title from Friday through last night.

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Amtrak Station - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Ever Wonder Why Quincy Is Known as the “Gem City?”

There's the Quincy Gems, Gem City College, Gem City Pizza, did you ever wonder why and how Quincy became known as the "Gem City?" It's not what you think.

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images

New Home for Adams County Ambulances is Not Good Enough

Please allow me to be a little repetitive with my remarks this week, but I feel I must do so. Months ago I discussed my feelings on where the Adams County Ambulances in Quincy should be housed and my thought process has not changed at all.

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Sad young girl laying on the grass
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Turn your Blue Monday around, see how.

Happy Monday, or is it?

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Gennadiy Poznyakov

At What Age?

With the impending strike next week, it has left several Quincy Public School parents scrambling to find child care for their children. So what is the legal age you can leave a child at home alone in Illinois?

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McCoy & Vonderhaar
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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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New York Seniors Get Free Flu Shots
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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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Instant Replay
Ben Braun

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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