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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Should College Athletes be Able to Unionize?

It has been a long standing question of should college athlete be paid for what they do? This thought process has now led football players from Northwestern University to try to unionize.

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Travis Brown, HQBD Webpage
Travis Brown, HQBD Webpage

Historic Quincy Business District to Hold Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Travis Brown, the Executive Director of the Historic Quincy Business District, announced that the organization will be holding its 36th Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, January 22 at the State Room (434 S 8th Street) at 6 p.m. There will be a social beginning at 5:30, dinner at 6 and the program will begin at 6:45.

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Quincy Medical Group - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Medical Group Wins HQBD Beautification Award

The Historic Quincy Business District has awarded the monthly Downtown Beautification Award to the Quincy Medical Group. 

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Postage Stamp Increase Requested to 49 Cents in 2014 (Why Not 50 Cents?)

The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it has proposed increasing the price of first-class mail to 49 cents from 46 cents, beginning in January, to help raise revenues for the cash strapped service.  The Postal Service said the new prices would take effect on Jan. 26, 2014. The increase must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Firefighters Shirt, Jeff Dorsey
Firefighters Shirt, Jeff Dorsey

Firefighters Selling T-Shirts For Blessing Cancer Center

The Quincy Fire Department is again selling commemorative t-shirts to raise funds for the Blessing Cancer Center's Financial Assistance Program. This year the shirts are pink in color and the design features a full back logo with the breast cancer ribbon, dressed as a firefighter, opening a fire hydrant.

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Winking's Market
Jeff Dorsey

Winking’s Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores: Winking's Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Sprouts - Quincy, Illinois
Jeff Dorsey

Sprouts Restaurant to Re-Open Soon

It looks like the newly refurbished Sprouts Restaurant will be opening within the next week or two, as many of the hired employees were told they could give their two week notices to their current employers a few days ago. Sprouts, a very popular restaurant for years, burned down in a fire on June 14th, 2012.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Look for Cluster Mailboxes in Your Future Instead of Home Delivery

A lot of things get done in Washington.  Some get the headlines and others get swept under the rug. One such piece of information came from a recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that approved a plan to phase out door to door delivery of mail.  The proposal is to move closer to cluster boxes and curbside delivery instead of the way it is now, door to door.

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Sprouts/Jeff Dorsey
Sprouts/Jeff Dorsey

Soon to Re-Open, Sprouts is Hiring People

One of  Quincy's long standing restaurants will soon be reopening after a fire last year. Sprout's Restaurant is in the finishing touches of their rebuilding process and has been holding a job fair this week to hire employees to work in the new facility on North 12th Street.  

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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 20th anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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