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Cast Announced for HONK! JR. by Quincy Community Theatre

It is official, Quincy Community Theater's Family/Student Theatre musical is HONK! JR., and the cast has been announced!

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Three of the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest are in Illinois, One is in Missouri and Another is in Iowa

If you're the type of person that enjoys visiting places that are supposedly haunted, you'll like this news. MysteriousHeartland.com has ranked the Top 10 Most Haunted Libraries in the Midwest. While none of the libraries in our immediate area made the list, a decent number of the Top 10 are within a fairly reasonable driving distance. 

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High school football
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Concussion Lawsuits Could Bring an End to High School Football

Everywhere you look things are changing. So when I read about a lawsuit being filed against the Illinois High School Association involving football concussions, I wasn't surprised to hear that Friday night football as we know it may be in jeopardy.

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Illinois Attorney General Releases Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure their home is a safe for the holidays.

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Beer and wine
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Illinois and Iowa Among the Drunkest States in America

According to Bloomberg, Illinois and Iowa are both among the top 10 most drunk states in America.

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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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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Counting Crows In Concert
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See The Counting Crows December 4 at the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center will host The Counting Crows on December 4 at 7:30. The Peoria concert will begin the band's 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour that will visit cities across the Midwest throughout the winter.

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Crazy headlines, weird news
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Crazy Headlines from Across the Tri-States

Is there anyone that is not amused by weird, funny and bizarre news? Stupid criminals, far-out inventions, local characters... for many of us, those are the stories that make the news worth reading! Here are some crazy headlines from around Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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