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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $640 Million
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There’s a New Special Olympics Illinois Lottery Ticket

The Illinois Lottery has announced a new lottery game that will raise money for Special Olympics and primarily for the sports training programs.

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Y101 Bridal Expo
Kurt Parsons

The Y101 Bridal Expo is This Saturday in Quincy

The Quincy area’s premier Bridal Expo is returning to The Ambiance this Saturday January 30 for its 18th year!  The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and is FREE to attend.

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Chris Hondros, Getty Images

There’s No Better Time Than Now to Raise the Gas Tax

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 and its infrastructure is deteriorating.  So how do you correct this problem?

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Nigel Farage Competes His Election Campaign in South Thanet
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Check Out These Smoking Costs Before You Light Up

Aside from the obvious heath reasons, smoking is not a good habit to start. The health issues are well documented. The financial costs of smoking have been well documented too. The economic costs of smoking total more than $320 billion a year and are rising.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Illinois Drivers Need to Check their License Stickers!

If you are an Illinois driver, when is the last time you checked your license plate sticker? Is it outdated? There is more of a likelihood that it is than in years past thanks to the budget crises in the State of Illinois. No longer are Illinois driver's getting sticker renewal notices by mail from the Secretary of State.  

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Doug Menuez, TinkStock
Doug Menuez, TinkStock

Here are the New Illinois Laws for 2016!

With the new year upon us, I thought you might like to know of some of the new Illinois laws that went into effect on January 1, 2016.

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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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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

You Might be From Quincy If…

Quincy hosts a population of over 40,000. While it's not as big as Chicago or New York, Quincy has its own unique culture. See if any of these characteristics or habits fit you if you happen to be from the Gem City.

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Quincy Community Theatre
Quincy Community Theatre

Nearly 30 Local Students to Perform in ‘Shrek the Musical’

Quincy Community Theatre is bringing everyone's favorite ogre to their stage in February, and several local students from around the Quincy area will bring Shrek the Musical to life. Over 75 young performers auditioned for Shrek, and 28 have been cast for the musical, on stage February 5-7.

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Lady Windermere's Fan Cast
Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre Announces Cast of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

Quincy Community Theatre has recruited talent from all over the area for their upcoming production of Lady Windermere's Fan. Over 30 performers will be part of the the musical, which will be performed January 15-16. Tickets go on sale January 4, and are only $9. 

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