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Farm Aid Concert Celebrated 31 Years Saturday

The year was 1985 when Willie Nelson was joined by Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Neil Young for the first Farm Aid Concert which was held at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.  

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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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Still Time to Sign Up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Quincy

This Saturday is the 20th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Clat Adams Park in Quincy. Many teams are gearing up and raising much needed funds to help the Central Illinois Chapter reach its goal!

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Winking's Market
Jeff Dorsey

Winking Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

 

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores in Winking Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Swimming - Olympics: Day 2
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Springfield’s Ryan Held Captures Olympic Gold in Swimming

With no Olympian on the United States team this year from the Hannibal-Quincy area, you find yourself rooting on the athlete who lives the closest to us. This year that’s Ryan Held (pictured second from the left) of Sacred Heart Griffen in Springfield, Illinois.

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Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home
Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home

Quincy’s ‘Teenager’, Chuck Yates Would Have Been 68 Today

An icon in local radio, Chuck Yates, would have been 68 years old today. It sounds strange to say that since he was always considered a “teenager” by all who knew him.  Chuck passed away on December 19, 2013. One can only wonder what would have gone on during his morning radio show today if he were still with us. I guarantee it would have been fun because that is what Chuck was all about.

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Pokemon Illinois
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QUIZ: Is this a City in Illinois or a Pokemon Character?

You think you know Pokemon characters? How about cities in the Land of Lincoln? Think you can distinguish between the two? Good luck.

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Rusty Russell, Getty Images

How About a Meth Center Facility in Quincy?

When you think of St. Jude Hospital, you think of Memphis, Tennessee. When you think of the Mayo Clinic, you think of Rochester, Minnesota. It is with that in mind that I present to you yet another idea to make this City of Quincy economically sound and well known. It is called The Meth Hospital Center of America in Quincy.

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Joseph Smith Died 172 Years Ago Today

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The Best (and Worst) Reactions To Justin Bieber’s Tri-States Visit

So by now you've heard that Justin Bieber rented out the Hoffman Mansion in Hamilton last night after the air conditioner on his tour bus went out (oh like you wouldn't do the exact same thing if you could!)

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