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Lauren R. Ames (34) Quincy for Shoplifting. NTA Steven D Madsen 36, Quincy for domestic battery at his…

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Former Canton City Collector to have preliminary hearing in February

Former Canton City Collector to have preliminary hearing in February

by Scott Hardy

La Trisha Crist to be in court February 25

Quincy woman to have expert at murder trial

Quincy woman to have expert at murder trial

by Scott Hardy

Natasha McBride to hire psychiatrist

West-Central Illinois out of Tier 3 mitigations

West-Central Illinois out of Tier 3 mitigations

by Scott Hardy

Area into Phase 4; bars and restaurants can offer limited indoor service

70th Adams County resident dies of COVID-19

70th Adams County resident dies of COVID-19

by Scott Hardy

Virus also continues to spread at Illinois Veterans Home

Brown County murder trial delayed

Brown County murder trial delayed

by Scott Hardy

January trial for John Dean delayed to May

Canton City Collector arrested

Canton City Collector arrested

by Scott Hardy

La Trisha Crist charged with Forgery, financial exploitation

No charges will be filed in Vets Home Legionnaires' deaths

No charges will be filed in Vets Home Legionnaires' deaths

by Scott Hardy

IL Attorney General's office says "there was not a sufficient basis" to bring charges

Social workers help QPS families keep kids in school

Social workers help QPS families keep kids in school

by Mary Griffith

Donations helping to pay for two social workers

50th COVID-19 death reported in Adams County

50th COVID-19 death reported in Adams County

by Scott Hardy

Fifth person this week to die of the virus

First Mid to close branches in 2021

First Mid to close branches in 2021

by Scott Hardy

Company, which has two branches in Quincy, didn't say which branches would close

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Illinois, Michigan join forces to stop Asian carp invasion

(The Center Square) – Illinois and Michigan joined forces to stop the Asian carp species from invading the Great Lakes.

Illinois GDP dropped 3% during COVID-19 era, study finds

(The Center Square) – The growth domestic product of Illinois dropped 3 percent between the third quarter of 2019 and the third quarter of 2020, the 28th best economic performance among the 50 states, according to a new ranking by…

Childcare problems still linger in Illinois

(The Center Square) – The reopening of Illinois’ public schools for in-person education has become a struggle between districts hoping to curb the documented learning loss of their students forced into virtual education and teacher unions who say their members…

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California homeowner fights off home invasion suspects, fatally stabs 1: cops

A California man was hospitalized following a home invasion robbery on Thursday after he fought off four attackers, fatally stabbing one of them, authorities said.

Woman missing while hiking in Yosemite National Park found day she disappeared: report

A woman who was declared missing while hiking in Yosemite National Park was found dead the same day, without a public update from the National Park Service.

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

The union said the district’s safety plan falls short and that before teachers can return safely to schools, vaccinations would have to be more widespread and different metrics to measure infections would need to be in place.

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Four things to know about Chicago teachers striking over COVID-19

Most of CPS’s 340,000 students haven’t been in a classroom for 10 months, and a brewing CTU strike could keep them out even longer.

Lightfoot pushes Pritzker to ease restrictions as dining resumes in southern, central Illinois

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants Gov. J.B. Pritzker to give city residents more freedom to drink and dine out. Two other Illinois regions were just granted more liberty to do so.

Illinois lawmakers hand Pritzker another tax loss, pass Chicago pension hike

Lame duck session was busy even when House Democrats weren’t focused on replacing Mike Madigan as speaker. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s small business tax hike died as 23 bills were passed, including one making Chicago’s pension woes worse.

Pritzker to decide COLA increase for Chicago firefighter pensions, with $850M price tag

Over the objections of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who called the legislation “irresponsible,” state lawmakers passed a bill to increase the cost-of-living adjustment for 2,200 Chicago firefighter pensions to 3% from 1.5%. Gov. J.B. Pritzker should veto it.