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March unemployment up slightly in Quincy, down slightly in Adams County

March unemployment up slightly in Quincy, down slightly in Adams County

by Scott Hardy

IDES says both city and county's rate is higher than last March

JWCC again freezes tuition for '19-'20 school year

JWCC again freezes tuition for '19-'20 school year

by Scott Hardy

Third straight year of no increases

Former Quincy woman has murder case delayed nearly three months

Former Quincy woman has murder case delayed nearly three months

by Scott Hardy

Delay will allow prosecution to complete mental health exam of Aushena Warren

New details released in Quincy man's child-sex arrest

New details released in Quincy man's child-sex arrest

by Scott Hardy

Jeffrey Peters allegedly contacted 11-year old through Instagram

Quincy man argues confinement ruling in Appeals Court

Quincy man argues confinement ruling in Appeals Court

by Scott Hardy

Donald Pruett says standard to confine him wasn't high enough

Quincy woman pleads Guilty to pot delivery charge from August bust

Quincy woman pleads Guilty to pot delivery charge from August bust

by Scott Hardy

Maqualla Gholston to be sentenced May 28

Quincy Man Arrested on PIke County Warrant

Quincy Man Arrested on PIke County Warrant

by Jim Dewey

Jeffrey Peters, 48, arrested Tuesday afternoon on 3 child-sex counts

Pittsfield man to have preliminary hearing next month in beating death

Pittsfield man to have preliminary hearing next month in beating death

by Scott Hardy

William Poor will have hearing May 14 on murder, other charges

July trial set for former Quincy daycare worker on child-porn counts

July trial set for former Quincy daycare worker on child-porn counts

by Scott Hardy

Nathan Caldwell to go on trial July 8

No charges in rural Payson shooting

No charges in rural Payson shooting

by Scott Hardy

Announcement made Tuesday by State's Attorney's Office

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New legislative inspector general seeks independence from lawmakers

The new legislative inspector general said she agrees with her two predecessors that changes are needed to bring more independence to the office that handles allegations of wrongdoing by state lawmakers.

Proponent of sports betting fears Illinois may lose if other states win legalization race

One of the chief forces working to bring sports betting to Illinois is worried about what would happen if neighboring states beat Illinois to the punch.

Lawmaker wants Illinois to fight crime like a disease

The fight against crime is not just a fight against crime, a Democratic lawmaker says it's more than that.

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NY funeral for Marine and firefighter killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine killed in a bombing in Afghanistan will be honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral in New York City where he was also a decorated firefighter .

Ex-Minneapolis officer resumes testimony in woman's death

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman will be back on the stand Friday.

Officer fled civil war as a child, resettled in Minneapolis

Mohamed Noor fled Somalia's civil war as a child, following a well-worn path with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya, the U.S. and eventually Minnesota.

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Reality check on 5 false claims used to boost Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’

With Illinois lawmakers on break, the governor’s team is trying to build support for a graduated state income tax. Unfortunately, they are building on a foundation of false claims

Toilet scam could flush Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’

Why should Illinoisans trust an alleged tax cheat to judge the fairness of their tax bill?

Southwestern Illinois loses big chunk of population, with one exception

One Illinois county in the greater St. Louis area is losing so many residents it ranks No. 5 nationwide for population loss. Its neighboring county was one of the few in Illinois to grow.

Report: Absent reform, retirement benefits will eat over half of Illinois’ taxes

More than 25% of state revenue already goes to pensions and retiree health care, but Illinois would need to double that to fully fund promised benefits at current levels.