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Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely.  With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.

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Iodrakon, ThinkStock

Who Has the Best Breakfast in Quincy? [Poll]

It is no secret that health officials have made it known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies will show that a good breakfast will lead to a healthier and more productive day for people. Studies also show that students who eat a good breakfast are more attentive and do better in school. So eating breakfast is beneficial to all. So now the question is just who has the best breakfast in Quincy? Please vote for your favorite below. If your favorite is not listed please write it in.

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Transportation Tax Amendment to Illinois Constitution on Ballot

With all the attention seemingly focused on the race for President of the United States, there is one item on the ballot in Illinois that should not go unnoticed by you the voter. On this year's ballot is a state constitutional amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment will add a new section to the Illinois Constitution providing revenue generated from the transportation related taxes and fees shall be used exclusively for transportation purposes.  

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Here it is! Your annual list of Halloween sites, attractions, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and other spooky Halloween events. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we'll get it added!

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Do You Own America’s Most Stolen Vehicle? Find Out Here!

Honda Accords and Civics, followed by Ford and Chevy pickups, were the most-stolen vehicles in the country last year. The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released its annual “Hot Wheels” list, which ranks the vehicles most favored by thieves...

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Du Quoin State Fair Runs Through September 5

If case you haven't had your fill of county and state fairs, there is still one more left in Illinois. The Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin, Illinois is underway through Monday, September 5.

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Here is the List of 31 Olympians From Illinois, Iowa and Missouri

With the Rio Olympics underway, the United States team is off to a good start. It's a team made of up athletes from all over the country including 31 from the tri-states of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

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Blagojevich Names Roland Burris To Fill Obama Senate Seat
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Illinois Secretary of State to Resume Mailing Registration Notices

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced this week that his office has reinstated the mailing of vehicle registration reminders notices to Illinois drivers.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 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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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Karaoke Contest a Part of Illinois State Fair

The Illinois State Fair recently announced the creation of a statewide karaoke contest that will culminate with the winner getting to sing two songs as a warm-up to the Little Big Town concert at State Fair Grandstand on August 20 as well as another show at the DuQuoin State Fair.

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