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Catherine Yeulet
Catherine Yeulet

Illinois State Police Have a PROM Message: Please Return On Monday

Prom and Graduation is upon us, and District 20 Troopers will be watching.

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NASA/Getty Images

How Many People Still Reside in Their Birth State? Find Out Here

I was looking at an interesting statistic about how many people currently reside in the state they were born in. I was surprised at some of the numbers.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images
Jon Morris, Getty Images

Adams County Child Abuse Cases Continue to Climb

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It should be 12 months out of the year, not just April, especially when you see the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). According to their website, the DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half.

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Brandon Bourdages
Brandon Bourdages

$6,000 in Prizes Will Be Given Away During the ‘Smokin’ Good Times BBQ Challenge’

Our family couldn't wait. The winter was long - some might say torturous - so at the very first sign of decent weather we went outside and cooked on the grill. A friend of mine co-hosts a barbecue show, and his show has decided that the time change should officially mark the start of grilling season. I think that's a great (or grate?) idea. In June, the Quincy Knights of Columbus will host the Smokin Good Times BBQ Challenge, so if you haven't done any outdoor cooking, you'll want to start practicing soon. Thousands of dollars are up for grabs! 

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images
NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

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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ThinkStock

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
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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