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What Are the Most Educated Cities in the Tri-States?

A new survey has ranked the 150 largest metropolitan areas in America from most educated to least educated. I'll be honest, in a million years I would have never guessed any of the Top 5, though I might have been able to guess the cities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri that ranked the highest.

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6th Annual Cadan’s Carnival For CDH Awareness Taking Place at Quincy Knights of Columbus – an Interview With Tiffany Frericks

The 6th annual Cadan's Carnival Halloween event will take place October 19 at the Quincy Knights of Columbus. The carnival is held in memory of Cadan Christopher Frericks, son of Tiffany and Rome Frericks, who passed away only weeks after his birth due to complications from Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a birth defect where the diaphragm does not properly form, allowing the abdominal organs to move up into the chest. The carnival is held in Cadan's honor, and raises awareness of CDH and funds for CDH research. Cadan's mom, Tiffany, was kind enough to give us a few moments of her time for an interview. 

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Five Fun Things You Can Do for Free in Quincy

When it comes to finding fun things to do, you don't always have to take out a small loan to cover the price of admission, dinner, and incidental expenses. Here are five fun things you can do and places you can visit in Quincy for free! 

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

What Are The Most Popular Jobs in The Tri-States?

Parade Magazine came out in Sunday's Quincy Herald-Whig with a story listing the most popular jobs in all 50 states.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Du Quoin State Fair is This Weekend

If you haven't had your fill of county and state fairs, there is still one more left. This weekend's Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin, Illinois. Admission is free to the fair with a fee to park being charged. Illinois may be the only state that I know of to hold two state fairs each year.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Labor Day 2014 in Quincy and Hannibal – What is Open and What is Closed

Labor Day is September 1, 2014. Here is a list of events, businesses, attractions and services, and their Labor Day schedules.

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Ryan McVay
Ryan McVay

Western Illinois University and Mizzou Among ’100 Best Party Schools’

The famous (or infamous) annual list of the best "party schools" in America is out. Western Illinois University in Macomb and The University of Missouri in Columbia are among the top 100 colleges known to have a good time.

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Stacy Revere
Stacy Revere

State Fair Concerts for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

The county fairs are over, and it is full steam ahead for the State Fairs in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.  All three State fairs will run concurrently from August 7 through the 17. Here is a rundown of concerts set for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Check Out the ‘Wealthiest Americans By State’

Movoto has compiled an interesting new interactive map which lists the wealthiest Americans by state. Interestingly, I had never heard of most of these people, and was a little surprised to see the local results for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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American Idol will hold auditions at the Illinois State Fair
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‘American Idol’ Holding Auditions at The Illinois State Fair

If you've ever wanted to try out for 'American Idol,' this might be the opportunity for you. The hit Fox television series will hold auditions at this year's Illinois State Fair.

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