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Former Quincy man arrested after hours-long armed standoff

Former Quincy man arrested after hours-long armed standoff

by Scott Hardy

Jason McEntee held officers at bay Friday in a vehicle on North 25th Street

Public hearing set for possible IL 57 improvements

Public hearing set for possible IL 57 improvements

by Scott Hardy

Hearing August 12 4-6 P.M. at Atrium Hotel on Third, 201 South 3rd in Quincy.

Adams County has new Fair Queen

Adams County has new Fair Queen

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Jersey Hesse, 18, of Ursa crowned Wednesday night

QMG files response to hospital denial

QMG files response to hospital denial

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61-page document filed Monday disputes Review Board findings

Titan posts best quarterly sales in 8 years

Titan posts best quarterly sales in 8 years

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Q2 sales of nearly $439 million are 53% higher than this time last year

IL Secretary of State's office to require masks

IL Secretary of State's office to require masks

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Sec. of State Jesse White says order goes into effect Monday

Former Center city clerk to go on trial in 2019 shooting

Former Center city clerk to go on trial in 2019 shooting

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Tracey Ray will go on trial starting November 29 in Boone County

Quincy woman to go on trial this fall in March 2020 shooting

Quincy woman to go on trial this fall in March 2020 shooting

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A Quincy woman, charged with attempted murder after an early March 2020 shooting northwest of Liberty,…

City closes Welcome Inn; 300 people without homes

City closes Welcome Inn; 300 people without homes

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Structural issues cited; Red Cross & other organizations helping those displaced

Hannibal company announces expansion

Hannibal company announces expansion

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Consolidated Machine & Welding to hire 30 more employees

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New classifications for thunderstorms unveiled

(The Center Square) – As all Illinoisans know, not all thunderstorms are equal. Now the National Weather Service is adding new damage threat categories to severe thunderstorm warnings.

Pritzker signs FOID update while others call for law to be scrapped

(The Center Square) – A new state law brings about a variety of changes to Illinois’ Firearm Owner’s Identification card law, including making fingerprints optional, requiring background checks for private transfers, and combining the FOID with the Concealed Carry License.

Governor urges Illinoisans to wear masks

(The Center Square) – With rising COVID-19 case numbers around the state, Governor J.B. Pritzker is urging Illinoisans to wear a mask whether they are vaccinated or not.

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Mississippi man gets life for killing optometrist in Walmart

William Thomas “Tommy” Chisholm was found guilty of capital murder in the killing of Dr. Shauna Witt after just 26 minutes of deliberation on Friday.

Cybersecurity executive found dead outside Maryland home, son charged with killing

The son of a successful Maryland cybersecurity executive has been charged with her brutal murder after she was dead outside her new home, authorities said.

Louisiana reinstates statewide indoor mask mandate

The order, which will remain in place until at least September 1, will require all individuals five years of age and up, including those at K-12 schools, universities, and other higher education institutions, to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

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Chicago almost hits bottom rank of 150 cities for high cost, poor services

Out of 150 cities, Chicago came in almost at the bottom when the quality of city services and the total budget per capita were ranked, confirming what most Chicagoans already knew.

Fact check: Pritzker claims balanced budgets; state reports show he’s wrong

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he achieved a balanced budget each year he has been in office. Not true, according to official state comptroller financial reports. Illinois budgets have been in the red for 21 years in a row.

Pritzker emergency No. 19 comes almost 2 months after Illinois’ full reopening

Gov. J.B Pritzker extended his own emergency powers and Illinois’ disaster zone status through Aug. 21, claiming they were necessary to promote state vaccination efforts. When asked when he would give up his emergency powers, Pritzker wouldn’t say.

How to file a Freedom of Information Act request in Illinois

Watching government and how taxes are spent isn’t always a simple process, but a useful tool helps obtain records to see the inner workings of schools, cities and state agencies: the Illinois Freedom of Information Act