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NBC's "The Voice" Season 7 Red Carpet Event
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When Maroon 5 Played in Quincy…Almost

This is Adam Levine; recording artist, TV star, entrepreneur, activist, and overall epitome of human perfection. With Adam as their charismatic frontman, Maroon 5 has sold more than 20 million albums, won three Grammys, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and spanned the globe many times over playing to millions of adoring fans.

And one time, they performed right here in Quincy…almost.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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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Vladimir Pesnya/Pressphotos/Getty Images

Lugnuts Holding Car Show Sunday at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

If you are into old cars from the past the place to be is the Illinois Veteran's Home this Sunday. The Tri-States Lugnuts will be hosting their 17th Annual Endless Summer Car Show on Sunday, September 8th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. 

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Newcomb Hotel Fire Happened Three Years Ago Today

Today marks the third anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel fire in Quincy. It was a beautiful night for early September in 2013. The sun had set and many people were out on what turned out to be a not so typical night in Quincy's downtown district.

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Which Local High School Has the Best Mascot?

High school football season begins soon. A lot of our area schools have really cool logos and mascots. Which one is the best?

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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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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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24th & Harrison in Quincy Needs a Traffic Light

It was May 25, 1978, my first day ever in the City of Quincy having moved here from the Kansas City area. I spent the first week in a hotel trying to find a place to live. I remember being at the intersection of 24th and Harrison at the four-way stop. It felt like I spent three birthdays trying to get through that intersection that day.

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Getty Images

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Coming to Quincy!

Well here's some news! Apparently a Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is coming to Quincy!

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Remember That Mansion Up the Road? Justin Bieber is Crashing There!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, YOU GUYS!!

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