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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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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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Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois
Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois

Old-Fashioned Signs in Quincy, Illinois [Gallery]

See our gallery of unique, old-fashioned signs that can be found around Quincy. Carved wooden signs, fonts and designs that you just don't see anymore, awesome awnings, marquees and giant metal arrows are just a few of the types of unique signage that can be found around Quincy.

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Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock
Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock

Back to the 80s and 99Q

There are moments in people's lives when they bond like no one else can.

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Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

The Best Cities in the Tri-States: Which is Your Favorite? [Poll]

I'm always seeing lists online of "the coolest cities in America" or "the best cities in America" or "the best cities to ... fill in the blank." Every time I see one of these stories, I read it. Sometimes local and regional cities make these lists. Forbes named Quincy one of the "best small places to raise a family" a few years ago. Once, Hannibal was among the "most exciting cities in Missouri." More than one Pike County city ranked among the "safest cities in Illinois." If we were to make a list of The Best Cities in the Tri-States, which city would you vote for?

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Mirco Lazzari, Getty Images
Mirco Lazzari, Getty Images

Illinois Trout Fishing Season Opens Tomorrow

The 2015 Illinois Trout Fishing Season begins tomorrow at 5 a.m. in the Land of Lincoln. Every year the Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state with rainbow trout.

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YouTube
YouTube

DockDogs Debut in Quincy at The Great Outdoors Show [Watch]

The first-ever Great Outdoors Show opened its doors at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy on Saturday morning. One of the highlights of the show is the first Quincy appearance of the nationally-known canine aquatics competition, DockDogs.

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Great Outdoors Show coming!
Dave Greene

Great Outdoors Show Coming Together at Oakley Lindsay Center

The first ever Great Outdoors Show will be held at Quincy's Oakley Lindsay Center this weekend, presented by Mountain Dew, and things inside are already starting to take shape.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Not Registered? You Can Still Vote. Find Out Here!

The next election day in Quincy and Adams County will be on Tuesday, April 7.  Unfortunately, the turnout will once again not be what it should be. How sad is it that we have people giving and/or risking their lives fighting for our democracy so we can have a say in our government, yet people don’t take the time to vote?

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