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The Mackers Are Coming: Gus Macker Coming Up Again in Quincy

Some 25 years ago a little thing called "Gus Macker" came to the streets of Quincy.

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Quincy Police Department
Jeff Dorsey

Pressure Mounts on Killer and Silent Witnesses

It has been 39 days since the shooting of 12-year-old Ray Humphrey Jr. of Quincy.  That’s 39 long, excruciating days for the Humphrey family to wait to find out who shot their son.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Here’s the Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

OK, today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo Day. According to some people it’s a day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Some people are questioning that. I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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Diamantis Seitanidis, ThinkStock
Diamantis Seitanidis, ThinkStock

Concerts in the Plaza Back in Quincy Starting May 14

It is time to get out of the office and into some good music with Concerts in the Plaza.

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Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

2015 Dogwood Parade Winners [Video]

Another Dogwood Festival is in the history books. We hope everyone had a great weekend, and had a great time at the parade and the festival, despite the slight rain delay for live music on Saturday night. 

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

With No Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

A monumental event in our history slipped right past us without a lot of notice but is was an event that changed the United States.  On April 25, 1803, 212 years ago the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Imo's Pizza Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy’s Imo’s Pizza Accepting Applications

Imo's Pizza is coming to Quincy. It's been a while since we've heard much news about the progress of Imo's. The last information I saw said that they were planning on opening around the first of June. I did notice that Imo's has posted a help wanted sign along the road at 36th and Broadway.

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Madd Hoss Jackson
Kurt Parsons

Dogwood Festival Means Music, Music and More Music

With the combination of it being Dogwood Festival weekend and the City of Quincy celebrating it's 175th Anniversary as a charter city, there will be plenty of music to enjoy. The music will be flowing at the Washington Theatre and on Maine Street in Quincy.

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Quincy Animal Shelter
Quincy Animal Shelter

Name That Canine With These Four Adoptable Quincy Dogs

Here we go with this week's "Name That Canine" game. The Quincy Animal Shelter, operated by the Katherine Road Animal Hospital, is showcasing these four dogs who are all looking to be adopted and be a part of a good home. Here are the names of the four dogs shown in no particular order. They are Mazie, Astro, Daisy,and Emmett. For fun, guess the name of the four dogs and see how many you correctly pick.

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Knights of Columbus - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy’s First Ever Softball Teams Reunion

Way back in the seventies through the nineties, softball ruled. Everybody in Quincy was on a team.

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