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Debra Clawson (64) Quincy for improper driving. PTC  Devon K. Hawkins (27) Mendon, IL for no valid drivers…

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Yohn, Blackledge cases going to Grand Jury

Yohn, Blackledge cases going to Grand Jury

by Scott Hardy

A Springfield man and a Quincy woman, charged after an incident earlier this month where a victim was…

Founders of 2 by 4's for Hope out

Founders of 2 by 4's for Hope out

by Scott Hardy

Mark & Chris Lawrence no longer with organization

City of Quincy to pay over $8 million to police, fire pensions in '22

City of Quincy to pay over $8 million to police, fire pensions in '22

by Scott Hardy

Figure could rise to $12 million/year in 10 years

December murder trial date for Quincy woman stricken

December murder trial date for Quincy woman stricken

by Scott Hardy

Natasha McBride will be back in court December 1.

IL Vets Home resident dies of COVID-19

IL Vets Home resident dies of COVID-19

by Scott Hardy

30 residents have now died since start of pandemic

City Council hears 1st reading of Ward re-mapping ordinance

City Council hears 1st reading of Ward re-mapping ordinance

by Scott Hardy

Only 2nd, 4th and 5th Wards would see changes

Quincy businessman charged with 5 counts of illegal videotaping

Quincy businessman charged with 5 counts of illegal videotaping

by Scott Hardy

John Rokusek arrested Thursday; could face up to 200 counts

Quincy man accused of fatally shaking infant to go on trial in March

Quincy man accused of fatally shaking infant to go on trial in March

by Scott Hardy

Travis Wiley will go on trial March 14

Trial still on for Quincy woman accused of killing four in car crash

Trial still on for Quincy woman accused of killing four in car crash

by Scott Hardy

Natasha McBride will be in court next Friday for a hearing on six motions from her defense

Adams Co. Health Department to give kids Pfizer vaccine

Adams Co. Health Department to give kids Pfizer vaccine

by Scott Hardy

Vaccinations for kids 5-11 start Friday at Health Department

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Illinois school-level metrics released, shows academic progress, cost per pupil

(The Center Square) – From the percentage of students passing Algebra, to the cost per student at a school and district level, parents and taxpayers can now see a variety of metrics on how their school performed in the previous…

Op-Ed: Illinois lawmakers' policies' abandon small business owners

As a serial entrepreneur on the south side of Chicago, I am very familiar with the constant challenges that face small business owners in our state. It’s hard to start your own business, but too often, I have witnessed politicians…

Illinois, Iowa officials unveil completed $1.2 billion bridge in Quad Cities

(The Center Square) – A $1.2 billion bridge years in the making connecting Illinois and Iowa in the Quad Cities is complete.

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Philadelphia teen shot 18 times while waiting for school bus; 2 charged with murder

Philadelphia police have charged two men with the murder of 14-year-old Samir Jefferson, who was shot 18 times while waiting for a school bus on Monday afternoon.

Texas nanny sentenced to 30 years for child molestation

A Houston man will spend his next 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting two boys under his care while working as their nanny.

Utah police officer fighting for life, another also wounded in shootout; suspect dead

A Utah police officer was fighting for his life overnight and another officer was wounded in a confrontation that also left a suspect dead, investigators said.

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Pritzker again breaks veto promise, signs gerrymandered congressional maps

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the congressional district map designed to boost Democrats in the U.S. House. With districts that snake and twist across the state, gerrymandering remains a hallmark of Illinois politics despite Pritzker’s pledge to veto such maps.

$20M Illinois Tollway machines get parked after 4 years

Illinois Tollway’s automatic toll payment machines cost as much as they collected in four years, but are now permanently idled. Most were incapable of making change, so overcharged drivers nearly $500,000.

Peoria mayor on pensions: ‘We’ll never catch up, not in our lifetimes’

Peoria leaders said they are in ‘survival mode’ and need to take $4 million from this year’s budget to help make pension payments for the next two years. The mayor calls for state action to fix the pension debt crisis.

Illinois drivers pay $1,119 extra a year thanks to bad roads, bridges

Illinois ranked 14th worst in the nation for road infrastructure with 20% of state roadways non-acceptable and 12% of bridges in poor condition by federal standards. It was near last in spending on repairs.