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The Latest: Body found in rural area near student's hometown

The Latest on the discovery of a body believed to be that of 20-year-old missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts (all times local):

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Library to offer free e-access cards to QPS students

The Quincy Public Library will offer free e-access cards to Quincy Public Schools students for the upcoming school year.

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QPS offering family bus service for school events Video included

Hodge and her daughter coming off the bus at Iles Elementary Hodge and her daughter coming off the bus at Iles Elementary

Quincy Public Schools is now offering a bus service for parents struggling to get to events at their kids' schools.

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Quincy aldermen narrowly approve new wayfinding directional signs Video included

Signs will point out landmarks like downtown Signs will point out landmarks like downtown

It was a close vote at Quincy City Council Monday night for new signage to help tourists find their way around Quincy.

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Quincy City Council approves permit for downtown gay nightclub Video included

The building where the new nightclub will be The building where the new nightclub will be

After voting it down in July, Monday night, Quincy city council approved a new LGBT nightclub downtown.

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New school year begins at Western Illinois University Video included

WIU welcomed more than 900 new freshmen to campus. WIU welcomed more than 900 new freshmen to campus.

Students are all moved in and today was the first day of class at Western Illinois University. 

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Families and prisoners getting new opportunity with Habitat for Humanity Video included

Home on 484 Messenger Road in Keokuk. Home on 484 Messenger Road in Keokuk.

A unique effort underway in Keokuk involving prisoners and Habitat for Humanity. 

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McDonough County looks to extend emergency services Video included

Virginia Friday often struggles to become aware of emergency situations in the area. Virginia Friday often struggles to become aware of emergency situations in the area.

A new alert system is in the works for all parts of McDonough County. The goal is to make residents in rural areas more aware in an emergency. 

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Students return to John Wood Community College Video included

Students return to JWCC for the first day of class. Students return to JWCC for the first day of class.

Classrooms were filled today at John Wood Community College, as students started their first day of classes.

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Rauner updates Vets' Home project during Quincy visit Video included

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner discusses vets' home plans with WGEM News. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner discusses vets' home plans with WGEM News.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner toured the former Sycamore Healthcare facility in Quincy Monday morning after an overnight stay at the Illinois Veterans Home.

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  • 1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

    1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-08-21 15:06:58 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:22:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore). In this Aug. 9, 2018 photo, Eberlene King poses with a photograph of her brother William Roy Prather when he was about 15-years-old at her home in Doraville, Ga. Prather was shot in the face on Halloween night 1959 in Corinth,...(AP Photo/John Bazemore). In this Aug. 9, 2018 photo, Eberlene King poses with a photograph of her brother William Roy Prather when he was about 15-years-old at her home in Doraville, Ga. Prather was shot in the face on Halloween night 1959 in Corinth,...
    59 years after a black Mississippi teen was shotgunned to death in an attack by whites, federal officials have referred the case to state prosecutors.More >>
    59 years after a black Mississippi teen was shotgunned to death in an attack by whites, federal officials have referred the case to state prosecutors.More >>
  • Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

    Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:38:45 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:22:10 GMT
    Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City.More >>
    Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City.More >>
  • States move quickly to tap into money for election security

    States move quickly to tap into money for election security

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:11:02 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:20:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State office, left, takes a look at a new voting machine that produces a paper record being tested at a polling...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State office, left, takes a look at a new voting machine that produces a paper record being tested at a polling...
    States are tapping into $380 million approved by Congress to help them shore up their election systems amid ongoing threats of Russian interference.More >>
    States are tapping into $380 million approved by Congress to help them shore up their election systems amid ongoing threats of Russian interference.More >>
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    Click here for complete coverage of Legionnaires' disease cases at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy, including informative links from the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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