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Historical Society to Start a New Book Club

The Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County is starting a new book club.  The club will meet in the historic Governor John Wood Mansion on the first Thursday of every month. 

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Did you know these famous people lived in Quincy?

What do John Anderson, Roy Brocksmith, James Earl Ray, and Jim Finigan have in common? They are all from Quincy, IL.

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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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Hazmat situation in Chicago
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Illinois State Police- District 20 Releases 2016 Statistics

The Illinois State Police District 20 Commander, Captain Jon Dively, announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016. Troopers in District 20, which includes Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler and Scott Counties, recorded 15,046 incidents during the year and conducted 11,895 traffic stops.

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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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Pamela Anderson
Frederick Brown, Getty Images

‘Hollywood Squares’ Needs to Return to TV

Years ago the TV networks would have plenty of TV game shows to watch but over the years, those shows have dwindled down to a precious few.  One of my favorites was Hollywood Squares.

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Fox Photo, Getty Images

We Can Never Forget Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

With each passing year the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor fades away even more. There are fewer survivors with us from the attack that happened 75 years ago.

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Great Lakes Flight 5925
National Transportation Safety Board

Deadly Plane Collision at Baldwin Field Occurred 20 Years Ago

November 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly collision of two aircraft at Baldwin Field in Quincy which led to the deaths of 14 people.  United Express Flight 5925 with twelve passengers on board collided with a King Air aircraft with two people on board.

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Heidi Bowl
Yarnellwill (Via Youtube)

The ‘Heidi Game’ Was Broadcast 48 Years Ago Today?

Forty-eight years ago the infamous “Heidi Game” was broadcast or perhaps I should say, it wasn’t broadcast at least until its conclusion. 

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Edmund Fitzgerald
jstottlemyer via YouTube

The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 41 Years Ago Today

It was 41 years ago today that the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior after an unexpected storm came up. The entire crew of 29 lost their lives and were never found. 

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