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Joe Readle, Getty Images

How Many Current or Past Local TV Weathermen Can You Remember?

I was having a conversation over the past weekend pertaining to local TV weathermen/women. We were talking about people who have worked doing the weather at WGEM and KHQA over the years when the mention of the "weatherbird" came up.

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Youtube (via Michele McCormack)

Where Are They Now?….Michele McCormack

This is the first installment of a new series of writings called "Where Are They Now?" Today we find out what former WGEM Anchor/Reporter Michele McCormack has been up to.

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Photo by Dan Mircobich/AFP/Getty Images

O.J. Simpson ‘Innocent’ Verdict Came 21 Years Ago Today

On this date, October 3rd, 1995, just about everyone in this area was watching WGEM or KHQA at the same time. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the OJ Simpson “Not Guilty” verdict.  It was one of those moments where you knew where you were when the verdict was read.

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The Voice
NBC

Here Are Some Local People Who Should Be a Judge on ‘The Voice’

I was watching NBC's "The Voice" the other night and got to thinking about the judges that have been on the show.  They seem to change out people who judge every year. Now it got me to thinking of some local people who should get a shot at being a replacement judge. Here are some of them.

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Carmella Bundy
Carmella Bundy

I Miss Jerry Lewis and The M.D.A. Labor Day Telethon

It was September 4th, 1966 and the television world saw its first Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. That’s right, 50 years ago. The Telethon is no longer on TV and Jerry Lewis, who was a huge part of the telethon, was asked not to return in 2011 for reasons that are still unknown. Without him, the telethon suffered. So much so, that the once 24 hour telethon was eventually pared down to just 3 hours after Lewis was no longer a part of it and now it is no more.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Gus Macker Basketball Signup Deadline Nears

The 26th Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Quincy, presented by the Quincy Exchange Club, will be held on May 28 and 29. The time to register initially has passed but the deadline has been extended until Monday, May 16th. To register before this Monday go to www.macker.com.

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Getty Images News
Getty Images News

TV Storm Coverage Interrupts Regular Programming

So here we were, all watching our favorite shows on WGEM-TV and KHQA-TV last Wednesday night when both stations cut away from their regular programming to provide information in an attempt to inform people of the danger lurking in the area with tornadoes reported in the area.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

Liberty Eagles Meet LeRoy in State 1-A Semi-Final Today

Here's a reminder for the last person leaving Liberty for Peoria today, please turn out the lights.  The Liberty Eagles will meet LeRoy today at 12:15 at Carver Arena in the Illinois State Class 1-A Semi-Final round.   

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Dorsey & Cain

Rich Cain Headed to KHQA-TV

After over a year of being off of local television, long time TV personality and meteorologist Rich Cain is returning to the television airwaves with KHQA-TV.

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