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Ben A. Pruchnie, Getty Images

WGEM to Synchronize Fireworks Displays in Both Quincy & Hannibal

WGEM has announced a partnership in the presentation of the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks in both Hannibal and Quincy. WGEM has been involved in putting on the fireworks in Quincy for over 20 years, yet this will be the first time it will participate in Hannibal’s fireworks show as well.

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Five Fun Things You Can Do for Free in Quincy

When it comes to finding fun things to do, you don't always have to take out a small loan to cover the price of admission, dinner, and incidental expenses. Here are five fun things you can do and places you can visit in Quincy for free! 

Sreedhar Yedlapati, Getty Images
Sreedhar Yedlapati, Getty Images

Tri-State Lugnuts Kick-Off the Season With ‘Show & Shine’ Cruise-In

The Tri-State Lugnuts Endless Summer Kick-Off “Show-N-Shine” Cruise-In will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Quincy Mall parking lot.  This rain or shine event will be held from 3 p.m. on with the show from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by the awards at 6:15 and cruise-in at 6:30. The Cruise-In event is free and open to the public with music, door prizes, Pepsi and food served.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Six String Heros Presentation at Illinois Veterans Home In Quincy

On Wednesday, February 4 something great will happen at the Illinois Veterans Home.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty images
Jonathan Daniel, Getty images

Veteran’s Day Parade With a B-25 Flyover Saturday in Quincy

This year’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday morning, November 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Quincy Exchange Club
Quincy Exchange Club

Quincy Exchange Club’s Field of Honor Coming in November

The Quincy Exchange Club has announced that The Field of Honor will be coming to Quincy next month. The Field of Honor, which is 1,000 American Flags arranged in neat rows and columns, will be on display at the Illinois Veterans Home over the upcoming Veterans Day weekend.

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Quincy Police
Jeff Dorsey

Armed Robbery in Quincy, Police Search For Suspects

(Update 1 PM) The vets home grounds has been cleared and no suspects were located.  Residents should feel comfortable going back home but should remain cautious as the suspects are still at large. We are looking for two males 18-22 yoa, one white male, uncertain race on the second male. The known white male had very short hair the second had dark curly hair. We believe they are in possession of a handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Getty Images

Where Would You Hold Next Year’s Fireworks in Quincy? [Poll]

It was an absolutely perfect night for fireworks last Friday night. The annual fireworks display in Quincy took place at the Illinois Veterans Home. In other years it has been held on the Quincy Riverfront. So I ask the question, if you had to make the decision on where the fireworks display should take place for next July 4, would you select the Illinois Veteran's Home or the Quincy Riverfront (or someplace else)?

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Getty Images

Quincy City Fireworks Display on July 4 Will Be at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

The Illinois Veterans Home Quincy and WGEM-TV announced that the 2014 Fourth of July fireworks celebration will once again be held on the Illinois Veterans Home grounds in 2014.  This is the third time in the past four years that the event has taken place there.

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Sreedhar Yedlapati
Sreedhar Yedlapati

Tri State Lugnuts to Hold a Drive-In Movie Night

The Tri-State Lugnuts Cruise-In Night at the Quincy Mall will be held on Saturday, June 14. It will be drive-in movie night with the movie 'Snake & Mongoose' being shown. There will be activities for the whole family beginning at 6:30 in the front of the Quincy Mall near Sears.  All proceeds will be going to Toys for Tots.

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