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Mellon & LaHood to Debate Twice This Week

Two weeks from this Thursday on September 10 there will be a special election day in the 18th Congressional District which includes this area. On that day voters will be going to the polls to elect a replacement for former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in March.

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Here’s the 2015 Illinois State Fair Grandstand Concert Lineup

The 2015 grandstand lineup for the Illinois State Fair has added three new acts with the addition of The Fray, Styx and Tesla. Meat Loaf was scheduled but has since back out. This year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois will be held August 13 through 23 and will feature the following grandstand concerts.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Police Make Arrests in Ray Humphrey Jr. Murder Case

Some long awaited movement finally took place this weekend in the investigation of the murder of 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. and it has led to the arrests of three people allegedly connected with the March 28th shooting in the 1100 block of North 5th Street in Quincy. Police arrested Steson Crider of Chandler, Arizona on suspicion of first degree murder.  Steson Crider was arrested in Mesa, Arizona and is being held on $5 million bond in the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling Captures 2nd at United States All Star Federation National Championships

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling's All-Star Squad won a second place title at The United States All Star Federation (USASF) National Championships in a two-day competition May 2-3, 2015, in Chicago. 

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Hannibal Cavemen
Hannibal Cavemen

Everything You Need to Know About the Hannibal Cavemen [Exclusive Interview]

Before you know it, the Prospect League baseball season will be starting up. For the Hannibal Cavemen it will be season number seven as they open up play at Springfield on May 27. I took the opportunity to ask the Hannibal Cavemen's Marketing Director Deron Johnson a few questions about the upcoming season.

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Quincy University Makes ESPN’s Top Ten Finishes List

ESPN revealed their top ten plays of the month and Quincy University came in at number ten. The highlight is from the Quincy University-Drury University game played January 31 in Springfield, Missouri. It was a finish some are calling the best finish to a college basketball game this season.

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Hannibal Cavemen
Hannibal Cavemen

Hannibal Cavemen Make Front Office Changes

Hannibal Cavemen General Manager and Field Manager Greg McVey announced changes to the structure of the front office staff.  Deron Johnson will remain with the organization as the Director of Marketing and Operations and Debbie Walden will serve as the Director of Community Outreach for the 2015 season.

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Do You Remember Any Drive-In Movie Theaters?

Drive-in theaters in our area, how many of them do you remember?

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

State Fair Attendance Down in Illinois and Iowa

Attendance at the Illinois and Iowa State Fairs showed declines from the previous year. The main culprit for the decline was rainy weather in the Midwest, which affected several days of the fairs in Springfield and Des Moines.  

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‘American Idol’ Holding Auditions at The Illinois State Fair

If you've ever wanted to try out for 'American Idol,' this might be the opportunity for you. The hit Fox television series will hold auditions at this year's Illinois State Fair.

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