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Should 5 Eight Hours Work Days Become 4 Ten Hour Days?

It was on this day in 1912 that the U.S. Government adopted an eight hour work day. It is a still considered to be an average work day in the American workplace. But should it be that way?

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County Market Express, Jeff Dorsey
County Market Express, Jeff Dorsey

County Market Express at 24th & Locust Work Continues

Work is progressing at 24th and Locust in Quincy with the new County Market Express convenience store.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

A Gun Goes Off in Iraq and Gas Jumps Ten Cents in Quincy

Well, here we go again. Somebody fired off a gun in Iraq yesterday and now we have to pay ten more cents a gallon for gas.

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There is Big Money to be Made With Garage Sales

Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.

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Getty Images

Chicago Cubs Broadcasts Moving From WGN to WBBM in Chicago

For some 90 years the Chicago Cubs games have been heard on WGN Radio in Chicago, but that will all come to an end when the last out of the 2014 season is made. The Chicago Cubs, according to the Chicago Tribune sources, have signed a long term contract with CBS owned WBBM radio to broadcast Cub’s baseball beginning next season. 

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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Panda Express Construction Appears to be Underway

It looks like construction has begun in the Shopko parking lot at 3200 Broadway in Quincy to build a Panda Express restaurant. Workers were seen digging in an enclosed area in the northwest corner of the parking lot today.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day, a $2 Tip Just Won’t Cut It

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day in the United States. The rules of tipping in restaurants vary depending on what nation and culture you are a part of. Here in the United States, 15% is considered an average tip for average service.

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Sen. John Sullivan, Quincy Chamber of Commerce
Sen. John Sullivan, Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Sen. John Sullivan to Address Business Community Issues Monday

Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) will be at the Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday, April 21, to discuss issues impacting businesses including minimum wage, a progressive income tax, and worker’s compensation reform.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

It’s Tax Day – Have You Hugged Your Tax Preparer Yet? They Need a Hug

It's April 15, or "Tax Day," as Americans know it. It's the day that working Americans must submit their  tax returns to Uncle Sam by midnight.  

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