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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Mellon & LaHood to Debate Twice This Week

Two weeks from this Thursday on September 10 there will be a special election day in the 18th Congressional District which includes this area. On that day voters will be going to the polls to elect a replacement for former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in March.

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Quincy Community Theatre
Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre Asking For ‘Big Clean’ Volunteers

It's usually spring when most people do their serious cleaning, but Quincy Community Theatre is doing theirs this weekend, and they're looking for some help from the community.

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Fall Out Boy
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Here’s the 2015 Illinois State Fair Grandstand Concert Lineup

The 2015 grandstand lineup for the Illinois State Fair has added three new acts with the addition of The Fray, Styx and Tesla. Meat Loaf was scheduled but has since back out. This year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois will be held August 13 through 23 and will feature the following grandstand concerts.

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Storm in Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Still Has A Lot of Storm Cleanup Ahead [Video]

Damage from the July 13 windstorm that tore through Quincy is still clearly visible along city streets. Things are finally starting to return to normal in Quincy, but the volume of debris left from the storm will take some time to clean up. 

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Cleanup News Conference Calls for Weekend Volunteers [Listen]

The storm recovery project is continuing in the City of Quincy. This upcoming weekend will be filled with the sounds of chainsaws as people try to clear their property of fallen tree limbs. There are plenty of elderly and disabled people who will not be able to do any cleanup. Therefore, there is  a request for people who can help them this Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. If you can volunteer this weekend, please call (217)-214-7788.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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ThinkStock

Watch the Swango Episode of ‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’ for Free on Amazon Instant Video

If you missed the debut of the new Investigation Discovery series Untouchable: Power Corrupts, you'll have a chance to catch it for free on Amazon Instant Video. The series premiere featured the story of Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango, who confessed to four murders, but some believe he could be responsible for up to sixty deaths. 

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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Watch a Preview of the Michael Swango Episode of ‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’

A local crime story will be told on national television July 9 during the premiere episode of Investigation Discovery's Untouchable: Power Corrupts. The network has released a three-minute preview of the show, which you can watch here.

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Discover The Dinosaurs - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

‘Discover the Dinosaurs’ Returning to the Oakley Lindsay Center

The Oakley Lindsay Center has announced the return of ‘Discover the Dinosaurs,’ a popular animatronic dinosaur exhibit that last appeared at the OLC in November 2013, to Quincy!

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