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Melissa Harris, 42, on warrants of retail theft and theft at 133 S 4th on 8-16-19. Lodged Tracy A Herman…

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Western High School evacuated after bomb threat

Western High School evacuated after bomb threat

by Scott Hardy

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood says no device found in nearby home

Quincy woman gets 7-year prison sentence in arson cases

Quincy woman gets 7-year prison sentence in arson cases

by Scott Hardy

Lori Thompson sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court Thursday

Drought starting to move back into area

Drought starting to move back into area

by Scott Hardy

Abnormally dry conditions in Western IL, Southeast Iowa

Former QU, JWCC basketball star arrested on Theft charge

Former QU, JWCC basketball star arrested on Theft charge

by Scott Hardy

Joel Box indicted on one count of Theft over $10,000; picked up in Rockford

Hy-Vee warns of possible data breach on some card readers

Hy-Vee warns of possible data breach on some card readers

by Scott Hardy

No locations disclosed; involves readers on fuel pumps, at Market Grille locations

Federal loans available to flooding victims

Federal loans available to flooding victims

by Scott Hardy

U.S. Small Business Association announces disaster loans available

Adams County disputing over $50,000 in Jail charges

Adams County disputing over $50,000 in Jail charges

by Scott Hardy

New Jail completion date pushed back to December; marijuana use ordinance due next month

Quincy man to be sentenced next month on sexual assault charges

Quincy man to be sentenced next month on sexual assault charges

by Scott Hardy

Richard Hood will be sentenced September 13; was convicted in April

City of Quincy releases first list of road projects

City of Quincy releases first list of road projects

by Scott Hardy

37 projects planned under Capital Improvement plan

MoDOT to address dangerous Ralls County intersection

MoDOT to address dangerous Ralls County intersection

by Scott Hardy

Safety improvements coming to US 61 and Route A at New London

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Planned Illinois River shutdown poses fresh challenge for farmers

As if the trade war with China and the weather having the entire state declared an agricultural disaster area weren’t enough, Illinois farmers will face a new challenge next year when the Illinois River is closed for several months

Cardinals added to Illinois license plate roster

Cardinals fans will soon be able to show their team loyalty on Illinois license plates.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs bill to allow graduate students to unionize, 48 other bills

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced late Friday that he signed 49 bills into law, including one that would allow graduate students to unionize.

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Arrest made in decades-old Florida rape after victim reminds police about case

Florida detectives say DNA helped them crack a brutal rape from 36 years ago that was recently reopened after the victim reached out to remind them that her case was still unsolved.

At least 3 arrested at Portland protests as police try to keep Antifa, right-wing demonstrators apart

Portland police seized weapons including bear spray, shields and metal and wooden poles from both right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for an unpermitted rally.

Suspect accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops during standoff charged with attempted murder

The man accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a seven-hour standoff on Wednesday has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.

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How Illinois families can face eviction for crimes they didn’t commit

“Crime-free housing” ordinances have clearly gone too far. And Illinoisans shouldn’t feel like unwanted guests in their own homes.

Chicago defends title of highest sales tax rate in the nation

Chicago is tied with two other cities for the highest sales tax rates for a major U.S. city, adding another superlative for taxation of residents and visitors.

Illinois one of 11 states that lets departing lawmakers immediately become lobbyists

“Revolving door” laws are intended to stop state lawmakers from getting private jobs after granting political favors. Illinois is one of the few states that does little to curb the practice.

Nearly 40% of education spending consumed by pension costs

Growing pension costs for retired educators are quickly crowding the classroom out of Illinois budgets.