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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

The Speed Limit is Being Increased – is This a Good Idea for Illinois?

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles-per-hour on rural four lane highways. Is this a good idea?

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Paul Michael Niebur,
nieburfh.com

Pittsfield, Illinois Has Lost a True Friend

This blog comes from the heart. A very good friend of mine and of Pike County, Illinois has passed. His name is Mike Nieber. He ran the Nieber Funeral Home in Pittsfield for many years. And he was one of a kind.

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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri
David McNew, Getty Images

UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri – Six Weird YouTube Videos

You ever seen a UFO? Not necessarily an alien spacecraft, but something in the sky you just couldn't explain? Or maybe you did see an alien spacecraft. Who knows? Here are some UFO videos from Illinois and Missouri uploaded to YouTube. Real or not, it's fun to watch them and speculate!

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Phil Walter, Getty Images/Hemera
Phil Walter, Getty Images/Hemera

Summer Volleyball Or Summer Softball?

Is outdoor volleyball more popular than softball around the Quincy area?

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A Quincy Native, Paul Tibbetts, Helped to End World War Two 68 Years Ago Today

Keystone/Getty ImagesIt was August 6, 1945 and the United States was involved with World War Two on two fronts, in Europe and also in the South Pacific.  Supplies were waning with fighting going on in two different parts of the world at the same time

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Quincy Senior High School - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

When Does School Start in Quincy, IL?

Summer vacation is entering its final weeks, and a lot of people have been asking, "When does school start in Quincy, IL?"

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It’s Back to School Time – Do Kids Go Back Too Early? [Poll]

We are officially in back-to-school mode. The first day of school in Quincy will be Wednesday, August 21. In Hannibal, the first day of school is scheduled for August 22. Last weekend was the annual sales tax holiday in Missouri and Iowa, and several parents picked up final items from their kids' school supplies lists. 

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Hauntings in Illinois and Missouri – Creepy Ghost Videos

Do you believe in ghosts? This past weekend I had a chance to see the new movie 'The Conjuring.' It's a haunted house/ghost movie in the vein of 'The Exorcist' or 'The Amityville Horror.' I enjoy watching these types of movies, but in real life I'm pretty skeptical about "ghost stories." Even so, there are some pretty creepy videos out there! Check out these five scary ghost videos that were shot in Illinois and Missouri.

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Quincy Soap Box Derby
quincyboc.org

Quincy’s Soap Box Derby Has Room To Grow

The Soap Box Derby has been in Quincy for nine years, and it continues to grow!

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Johannes Simon, Getty Images
Johannes Simon, Getty Images

Freaky Haunted Friday the 13th Trip from Quincy to Alton Set in September

The next Friday the Thirteenth is in September, and it just might be a fun one if you take advantage of a trip being organized by Brother Ed Arambasich, the chaplain for the Quincy Fire Department.

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