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IL lawmakers consider creating new motorcycle license system Video included

As the number of motorcycle fatalities continues to rise in Illinois, state lawmakers are considering creating a new license category to curb the trend. More>>

Quincy residents fed up with car/home break-ins Video included

Quincy residents say cars and home break-ins are happening all too often this summer, and they want to see a stop to it.

"Daycationing" offers fun without cost of a night's stay

If you're looking for a resort-style day of leisure that's not far from home, check out one of the local hotels in your area. More>>

Drawing It Out takes place this week at the Quincy Art Center

Kids are never too young to learn about the fun art projects can create. On Monday, first, second and third graders did just that. Monday was the first day of Drawing It Out at the Quincy Art Center.

World Hepatitis Day is raising awareness about the three types of hepatitis Video included

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral hepatitis is a global health issue affecting nearly 400 million people. Monday was World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness about a subject local officials say isn't usually talked about.

Step Back in Time: The fair offers a glimpse of days gone by Video included

A unique demonstration offers a glimpse in to the past, back to the way farming was before modern technology. More>>

Weather helps boost fair attendance Video included

Organizers of the Adams County Fair say great weather and new activities have helped boost attendance this year. More>>

More girls getting HPV Vaccine Video included

New government numbers show more teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine. More>>

Man who nearly drowned released from hospital

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office says the man involved in last week's near-drowning at Wakonda State Park was released from the hospital over the weekend. More>>

Hit-and-run knocks down traffic signals

Two traffic signals at the corner of 8th and State streets in Quincy were out of commission Monday. More>>

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B


A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department... More>>

Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails... More>>

Medicare's own health looking better, report says


Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. More>>

Illinois communities scramble to find road salt

Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies. More>>

Man accused of dozens of burglaries sentenced to six years in prison

A man charged with committing dozens of burglaries and one count of criminal sexual abuse was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday. More>>

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar


The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. More>>

Some Clark County residents under boil order

Some Clark County residents are under a boil order Monday. More>>

Study: Hookah use spikes among high school seniors Video included

A newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says hookah smoking increased by 123 percent among high school seniors since 2010. More>>

Habitat for Humanity completes home construction for family Video included

A Rushville, Illinois woman and her son are sleeping in their own home thanks to Habitat for Humanity.  They say the two year project was worth the wait. More>>

Kids take on the machines at Adams County garden tractor pull Video included

 It was kid against machine Sunday at the Adams County Fair as dozens of drivers competed against each other in the Heartland Garden Tractor Pull. 

Gov. Quinn to live off equivalent of minimum wage

Illinois Governor has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. More>>

Adams County Fair continues

The Adams County Fair continues a longtime tradition for fair-goers and Tri-States residents. More>>

Rash of vehicle break-ins hits Quincy Video included

Quincy Police are searching for the people who broke into10 vehicles in Quincy this weekend.

Mobile food pantry draws hundreds in Quincy Video included

Margay Monetti went from being a proud grandmother to a proud mother of four kids.

Century-old business closes its doors in downtown Quincy Video included

A long-standing business closed its doors Saturday after 134 years in business in downtown Quincy.

Adams County fair bull riding event draws crowds Video included

The feisty bulls got huge reactions from the crowd every time they bucked a rider off. More>>

Illinois home foreclosures among highest in the nation Video included

According to a new study, foreclosures in Illinois doubled the national rate in June, ranking the state the third highest in the country, with one in every 645 houses foreclosed on last month. More>>

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