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Severe Weather Drills Test Set for Tuesday in Missouri and Illinois

As we move into March the probability of severe weather begins to escalate in our area and as a result, the annual Statewide Severe Weather Drill is scheduled for next Tuesday in both Illinois and Missouri. On March 4 at 1:30 pm the Missouri test will be he

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The Best-Selling Artists From Each State

Who is the best-selling musical artist from your home state? Radio.com has released a map that shows many of them.

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Paul Morigi, Getty Images

Girl Scouts Participate in Operation Cookie Share

One of the finest organizations you can find are the Girl Scouts.

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Mike Shannon at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy
Jeff Dorsey

Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon Talks Baseball With Quincy Veterans

If you ever get the chance to meet St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon, you will immediately find him to be a warm and sincere man who has compassion for others. Such was the case again today when Mike and I went to the Illinois Veteran's Home to visit with the residents and workers there.

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Trivia Night For St. Jude: It’s Time to Train Your Brain!

The St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run invites you to a night of trivia and fun.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

What Was OK in 1994 is No Longer OK in 2014

The year is 1994. You are 17 years old, using your bag cell phone, driving 40 miles an hour on Broadway in Quincy, smoking a cigarette, heading to a tanning place to make your skin golden brown in January. Suddenly, you look in your rear view mirror and there is a police car with its lights on signaling for you to pull over.

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Donald Miralle, Getty Images
Donald Miralle, Getty Images

New Illinois Law Prohibits Anyone Under 18 to Use a Tanning Bed

Every year at this time we start hearing about the new laws that will go into effect with the new year.  We have heard a lot about the hands free cell phone that is needed to talk on your phone while driving but we, or at least I, haven't heard anything about Illinois House Bill 188 which is an amendment which amends the Tanning Facility Permit Act.

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St Boniface Cemetery

A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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12 Swans a Swimming/ Matt Cardy-Getty Images
12 Swans a Swimming/ Matt Cardy-Getty Images

The 12 Days of Christmas-Quincy Version

Merry Christmas.  I hope you will have a wonderful holiday.  In case you missed the rebroadcast of the "12 Days of Christmas" I thought I would post it here on our webpage. 

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School Bus, Getty Images

After School Program Offered At Berrian And Ellington Schools In Quincy

The Quincy Park District has teamed up with Berrian and Ellington Schools for an after school program.

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