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Cindy Ord, Getty Images

If You Own a Pet You Are in the Majority

My lifestyle and my work have prevented me from one of the more enjoyable relationships a person can have, and that is with their pet. Having a pet greet you at the door when you come home is something I truly miss. If you are a pet owner you know exactly what I mean.

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Meghan Linsey, half of the duo Steel Magnolia
Deron Johnson

Steel Magnolia Returns to Quincy May 10

Steel Magnolia returns to Quincy this Friday, May 10, and the best part? Tickets are only $10. The show starts at 10 p.m. at Holler & Swaller Saloon, 3rd & Hampshire (below Tiramisu).

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Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.
Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.

Drastic Temperature Changes and Lots More Rain On the Horizon

As I write this, it's mostly sunny and 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Don't get used to it.

A drastic cold front will be sweeping across the area and some forecast models indicate the area could get upwards of four inches of rain over the next couple of days

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Amtrak Celebrates It’s 42nd Birthday Today

Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of train service in this country known as Amtrak. Amtrak's passenger railroad operations began on this date in 1971. Next week we will be starting a promotion on Y101 to give away a round trip for two to Chicago from Quincy aboard either the Illinois Zephyr ot the Carl Sandburg.  

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Newcomb Hotel in Quincy
Newcomb Hotel in Quincy

Quincy Newcomb Hotel Makes Top 10 Endangered Historic Places List

 

The top ten list of endangered historic places was announced today by Landmarks Illinois at a press conference held in Springfield and Quincy has one of the sites on the list.  That site is the historic Newcomb Hotel at 4th and Maine Streets in Quincy.

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Katrina Brown to Headline LMAO Comedy Series, Presented by Y101, KICK-FM and Coors Light [Audio]

A great night of comedy is lined up for this Friday, April 26, at The State Room

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Rick Perry
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Texas Governor Perry Trying to ‘Steal’ Illinois Businesses to the Lone Star State.

Texas Governor Rick Perry arrived in Illinois yesterday and remains in Chicago today.  He is on a  determined mission to lure away some of the the state’s businesses.  His whole theme is to pack up and leave Illinois and reopen in Texas.

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Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey
Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey

What? No Quincy in the Illinois Department of Tourism Guide Insert?

Did anyone else notice the lack of Quincy mentioned in the "Illinois Getaway Spring/Summer Edition" insert in the Sunday Quincy Herald Whig? I started thumbing my way page by page looking for something about visiting Quincy and there was nothing to be found.

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Quincy Riverfront Flood [Photo Gallery]

Various scenes around the Quincy riverfront on Friday afternoon, April 19. Memorial Bridge has been closed. Bayview Bridge is handling both westbound and eastbound traffic. The Mississippi River has risen dramatically over the last couple of days and is expected to crest Sunday, April 21

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Whig Headlines/ Jeff Dorsey
Whig Headlines/ Jeff Dorsey

It’s Been An Ugly News Week

Wow, it is finally Friday. It has been a very ugly week for news. Every day this week has seen an ugly news story develop and the headlines reflected it..  

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