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Now’s the Time to Raise the Gas Tax in Illinois

If you have lived any length of time in the Land of Lincoln you are well aware of how bad the financial situation is for the State of Illinois. The state is way behind in its payments to many school districts and agencies and has been for a long time. So how do you correct this problem? The obvious way is by cutting your expenses and finding new revenue. Basically, that's the dilemma that new Governor Bruce Rauner is facing.

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iStockphoto

Do You Remember Any Drive-In Movie Theaters?

Drive-in theaters in our area, how many of them do you remember?

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2014 Super Plunge
Quincy Police Department

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley to Take the Super Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois

We're coming up on Polar Plunge season, when lunatics brave citizens will raise money for Special Olympics by jumping in -- sometimes taking a swim in -- a frozen lake. These events are always successful, and participants and teams look forward to plunging each year. If the thought of jumping in a lake that had to be ice picked moments before sounds just a little odd to you, wait until you hear what Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley is planning to do...for the second year in a row!

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Carson Frese
Quincy Community Theatre

‘HONK! JR.’ Coming to Quincy Community Theater, Tickets on Sale January 20

What is HONK! JR? It is a comedy for the whole family loaded with fun, and it's coming to Quincy Community Theatre February 13 - 15.

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Wing Fest is January 31 in Quincy, Illinois

The Oakley Lindsay Center is Hosting Wing Fest 2015 on January 31

Wing Fest returns to the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy on January 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

J.C. Penney at Quincy Mall Closing in April

I recently wrote a story about former Quincy Mall stores. I had no idea that within a few weeks, we'd be adding a huge name to that list. Both WGEM and KHQA are reporting that the J.C. Penney store inside Quincy Mall will close on April 4.

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Here Are Some New Illinois Laws for 2015

On January 1, 2015, more than 200 new laws took effect in Illinois. Illinois Representative Jil Tracy has provided a brief summary of a few of these new laws with the house bill numbers listed.

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12 Swans a Swimming/ Matt Cardy-Getty Images

The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]

Merry Christmas! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday. Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous. I am sure it will get your Christmas off to a great start. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Christmas!

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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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Calendar of Events Quincy, Illinois 2015
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Mark Down These Important Dates for Quincy Events in 2015

Here are key dates for some of Quincy's favorite annual events and activities in 2015. 

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