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The best ice cream in Quincy, Illinois
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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Quincy Area? [Poll]

Summer is here! Which means warmer weather, which means we'll all be screaming for ice cream! Let's have some fun and see who has the best ice cream or frozen yogurt in the area.

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Curtis T. Lovelace
Quincy Police Department

Venue Change Sought in Lovelace Murder Trial

A change of venue is being sought for the murder trial of Curtis Lovelace. His defense team filed a motion Monday to move the trial out of Adams County.  

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Quincy Soap Box Derby
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Get a ‘Last Chance’ Entry Into This Year’s Soap Box Derby!

Congratulations to 9 year old Gage Barnett of Palmyra. Gage will be the driver of the Y101 Soap Box Derby car on Saturday, June 13. The signup period has passed for your youngster to drive a car in this year’s Soap Box Derby, but Y101 and the Breakfast Optimist Club are going to break the rules and allow one more driver in this year’s race.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Red Cross Volunteers Needed for Fire Safety Campaign

Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

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GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Campaigns In Wisconsin
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Local Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area That Made National News

Every once in a while one of the local news stories from our area will be picked up by national television, radio or newspaper outlets. Sometimes the stories are horrible, other times they're just fun. Here are a few local news stories that made national headlines.

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Who has the best burger in Quincy?
Sergey Peterman

Who Has the Best Burger in Quincy? [Poll]

Did you know there is a National Hamburger Day? That shouldn't be confused with National Cheeseburger Day. There's one of those, too. National Hamburger Day is in May (during National Hamburger Month), and National Cheeseburger Day is in September. I'm not sure exactly how National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day is officially celebrated, but it's probably safe to assume that the day is marked by ordering a favorite burger from a favorite restaurant. Where would you order from?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog Almost Ended up in the Wrong Quincy

An important anniversary, my arrival in Quincy, almost surprisingly passed yesterday without my recognizing it.  The year was 1978 when I got a call out of the blue from a Gary Schmedding of WTAD Radio and KHQA-TV on a warm May day.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Quincy, IL Hannibal, MO
Michael Shake

Memorial Day Weekend Activities For the Quincy/Hannibal Area

Memorial Day, the 'unofficial start of summer,' will be on Monday, May 25. Memorial Day Weekend is always packed full of activities and events all around the area. Here is our 2015 Memorial Day Weekend activity guide for the Quincy/Hannibal area.

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Mark Kolbe /Getty Images
Mark Kolbe /Getty Images

Why Not a Daily Bus Between Hannibal and Quincy?

Here we sit twenty miles apart as the crow flies and no public transportation between Hannibal and Quincy. A town of 40 thousand has no connection to a town of 20 thousand people unless you drive yourself. Why not?

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Quincy A Pictorial History
Kurt Parsons

Five Interesting Facts About Quincy You Might Not Know

Over the past few days, I've been thumbing through a number of history books about Hannibal, Ralls County, and Quincy. Quincy: A Pictorial History by Carl Landrum is an excellent resource for anyone that likes to read about local history. Here are five interesting facts I've picked up from the book.

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