SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin is stepping away from his leadership position heading into next year. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as Leader of the House Republican caucus, but it’s time for the Illinois Republican Party to rebuild with new leaders who can bring independents back to […]
MACOMB, Ill. — A formal groundbreaking was held Friday, Oct. 7 with Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other leaders for the state-funded Center for Performing Arts on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. River City Construction, LLC, of Peoria has been selected as the general contractor. Construction on the center began Sept. 1. The project is part […]
MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Brown County’s law enforcement officials have joined several of their colleagues from across the state to sue and challenge the legality of what is commonly known as the “SAFE-T Act.” On Monday, Brown County State’s Attorney Mike Hill and Sheriff Justin Oliver joined the suit against Illinois statewide officials Attorney General […]
David D Forshey (66) Barry Il for Improper Turn at 14th & Vermont PTC 128 William H Kisse (67) 532 Grant for Disobey Traffic Signal at 8th & State PTC 121 Ryley C. Lenane (21) 5604 Melrose S, Apt 15, Quincy for improper lane usage and driving under the influence. NTA 135 Jordan R. Sorrill […]
MACOMB/MOLINE, Ill. — Western Illinois University announced six new online degree programs will begin in the fall semester of 2022 — bachelor’s degrees in business analytics, finance and emergency management and master’s degrees in applied statistics and decision analytics, accountancy and mathematics. WIU College of Business and Technology dean Craig Conrad said the new online […]
I’m staying with yesterday’s Fourth of July theme because I’m kind of a patriotic guy … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 325 of The Daily Dirt.
Provided by the Adams County Farm Bureau.
Ashley Conrad talks about mental health intervention and then gets us ready for Blues in The District with District Executive Director Emily Lombardi.
Arrests and citations issued by the Hannibal Police Department.
A flurry of activity in the Missouri House on Friday kept 2022 from earning the ignominious distinction of least productive legislative session in modern history. With GOP infighting in the Senate forcing it to adjourn a day early after a session that’s seen it mired in gridlock, the House returned Friday morning to pass 20 […]
Arrests and citations issued by the Quincy Police Department.
Vol. 262 of The Daily Dirt.
AUGUSTA, Ill. — Survey work got underway 100 years ago for a prominent feature that helped progress in Augusta. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad overpass along Highway 61 on the west side of town was known as the Augusta Subway in 1922. A tragedy led to its construction, and another would take place just […]
PALMYRA, Mo. — Sarah Bramblett of Palmyra, MO, who won this year’s Career Makeover competition, sponsored by the John Wood Community College Foundation and WGEM. Bramblett emerged from a field of more than 40 applicants to earn a two-year, full-tuition scholarship, also covering books and fees, to pursue an associate degree at JWCC. Bramblett currently […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — While the past two years have fueled growth in remote work, most workers in Missouri still commute to their jobs. Some are opting for longer commutes. A new report from University of Missouri Extension shows that more workers in the state are commuting to jobs outside their home counties compared to 20 years ago. […]
QUINCY — The interviews are done and now the Quincy School Board must make its decision. Superintendent Roy Webb told the Quincy School Board at its Wednesday meeting the search for his replacement is nearly complete, which was basically informing the public as board members were already aware of this. Webb reported the eight-person committee […]
nce fees for some of the biggest names in music back in 1969 … That and more in today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 182 of the Daily Dirt.
There are many reasons Illinois’ population is declining, but chief among them is the Illinois estate tax. It is the “death” tax; it should be abolished.
Following an inquiry by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and a story this summer on Muddy River News, the Quincy School Board is exploring moving the district’s Transportation Department to Flinn Stadium.
(This is the fourth of six stories about the St. Francis School fire in December 1899, when 12 girls burned to death in one of saddest chapters of the Quincy community’s history.) Read Part 1: Prosperous Quincy of 1899 Read Part 2: Christmas is Coming to Quincy Read Part 3: The Cry of Fire All […]
QUINCY — A County Market maintenance truck with refrigeration and maintenance equipment exploded and caught fire a little after 1 p.m. Wednesday while sitting in a parking lot on Broadway. The truck was in the Culver’s parking lot, west of the 25th and Broadway intersection. Witnesses said they saw multiple explosions that “just kept coming” […]
QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 and older on Friday. This vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. People should bring their insurance card. The immunization clinic is open on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. […]
QUINCY – Quincy Mayor Mike Troup, Quincy University President Brian McGee and several others boarded the Illinois Zephyr this morning as part of a special celebration. Communities along the corridor of Amtrak’s Illinois Zephyr route from Quincy to Chicago are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the state-sponsored passenger rail service today. The Quincy City […]
For the second time in 33 days, WGEM-TV has terminated the employment of one of its male on-air anchors. Dylan Austin, anchor of WGEM’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, was reportedly told Monday by management his services were no longer required. Ben Van Ness, vice president and general manager at WGEM, was asked by […]
There are times when a State’s Attorney has discretion in enforcing laws. School districts also have discretion as to who they allow into their buildings for certain reasons. Quincy and Adams County are suffering because of both of these facts. Adams County Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch has done what he has thought is right […]
QUINCY — People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. But does the COVID-19 virus care about that? As the State of Illinois re-tightens its COVID protocols, a packed house at Quincy’s Holiday Inn heard people wanting local control back in government and a lawyer who has traveled statewide attempting to block governments […]
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Daily Dirt for Aug. 21, 2021 Vol. 43 of the Daily Dirt can be catalogued as a throwback to a more simpler time, back when TV commercials had more of a personal feel. Welcome to today’s three thoughts: 1. Best commercials of all-time? How about these: A. It first appeared 42 years ago, but still […]
So the company that just shelled out nearly a billion dollars for a bunch of local TV stations happily cashed our check yesterday. If you need the money, you need the money, right? I would’ve rather paid one of our homegrown stringers to deliver local stories. I would’ve rather purchased some new equipment to better […]
QUINCY — Life soon will change dramatically for Thomas Culp, all in the span of four days.. On August 18, the recent Quincy High School graduate celebrates his 18th birthday. Three days later, the state champion wrestler checks into the dorms at Missouri Baptist University. “I’ll be getting a lot more freedom right when I […]
By Steve Eighinger Ahh…few things are better than a boffo box office summertime movieOne of my favorite obsessions has always been going to the movies, and with the theaters beginning to re-open I’m sure I’m not the only one who is again looking forward to enjoying some stale popcorn, watered-down cola — and films on […]
Randy Industries provided the videography from the Quincy School Board meeting, where the focus was on masks for students during the upcoming school years. Masks are required to ride busses, but they are not mandatory anywhere else on school property. The caveat being as long as the COVID numbers don’t go back up and the […]
The overlook of Quincy Bay from Ben Bumbry Riverview Park is spectacular. When I was president of the Quincy Park Board, I thought it was appropriate to honor Bumbry when he died in 2018. He is still the city’s only African-American Park Board member, and he was the first African-American alderman. (Jason Finney, an African-American, […]
With a discussion regarding masks in school for the 2021-2022 school year expected to take place, Quincy Superintendent of School Roy Webb says the July Quincy School District 172 Board of Education meeting set for July 21 has been moved. The School Board usually meets in a conference room at 1416 Maine that comfortably seats […]
From stltoday.com – A bear that gained a social media following while wandering hundreds of miles in the Midwest — including a stop in Wentzville — and eventually reached Louisiana has died after being hit by a vehicle, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday. The male bear dubbed Bruno was euthanized Tuesday […]
From WMAY SPRINGFIELD, IL – Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is still leaving the door open for a possible run for governor next year if he doesn’t like the congressional district maps drawn by Democrats. Appearing live on the WMAY Morning Newsfeed, Davis was sharply critical of Democratic Governor JB Pritzker on issues ranging from election […]
Beginning Friday, Locust Street will be closed to through traffic from North 12th to North 18th. The intersection of 16th & Locust will be completely closed for the replacement of water mains and sewers in the intersection. Closure is scheduled to last until July 16. This closure is part of the North 16th reconstruction project from Locust […]
Gov. JB Pritzker signs a bill making Juneteenth, June 19th, a paid state holiday. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Peter Hancock)Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Day marks anniversary of last enslaved Americans learning of freedom ‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday Day marks anniversary of last enslaved Americans learning of freedom By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD […]
QUINCY – The Adams County Board got its first look Tuesday night at where the spending could start out of the approximately $13 million it is getting from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The County will receive the money over the next two fiscal years. Finance Committee Chairman Bret Austin recommended hiring […]
From THE CENTER SQUARE – In Illinois, 13.8% of the workforce are employed by the government — either at the state, local, or federal level — the ninth lowest share of all states. In keeping with the national trend, the number of government workers in Illinois has decreased in recent years. There are currently 785,800 […]
The City of Quincy wants to remind people they need new stickers on their recycling bins next week. If you sit out a bin that does not have the new blue sticker on in come Tuesday, the bins will be picked up by Central Service crews. The old stickers expire Monday. Monday is also Memorial […]
Jordan and Megan Branstetter’s reasoning for buying a small family-owned grocery store was influenced by more than just one number-crunching business decision. “We love Perry,” said Jordan Bransetter of the Ralls County community of just under 700, but swells a bit in the summer as patrons of Mark Twain Lake visit primarily between Memorial Day […]
QUINCY — The allure of becoming a police officer isn’t what it once was. The National Police Foundation reported in 2020 that 86 percent of police departments nationwide are experiencing a shortage of officers. Hiring for officers is on a five-year decline. Quincy and Adams County are not immune to this problem. Figures provided by […]
From QCTIMES – Marc Polite is ready to take on his second stint as a boys basketball coach in the Western Big 6 Conference and feels he is much better prepared for this go-around as he takes over at Rock Island High School. The 43-year-old was officially approved for the post Tuesday night at the […]
The Adams County Board heard Tuesday night that the county is going to receive a little more than $12.7 million in federal COVID relief funds. County Finance Committee Chairman Bret Austin said the County should receive half of the money ($6.355 million) in a few weeks and the other half in a year. Austin said […]
Officials from the City of Quincy and the State of Illinois officially kicked off $35 million in runway safety improvements at Quincy Regional Airport (QRA) Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omar Osman, Mayor Mike Troup, QRA Director Sandy Shorr and other dignitaries performed the ceremonial dirt turning signify the start of the project. […]
UPDATE: Quincy High School has just announced that each senior will now be allowed six tickets for the May 28 graduation, up from four tickets. A crowd of about 100 people filled the basement of Tower Pizza and Mexican Tuesday night as the Quincy Tea Party hosted a meeting to ask current and past members […]
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By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate and House passed more than 750 bills between them last week, addressing isolated timeouts in schools, youth vaping, teaching Muslim history, the commemoration of Juneteenth and automatic voter registration in prisons, among other topics. Friday was the deadline for the General Assembly to pass bills out […]
From Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday Illinois will lose a seat in Congress based on the results of the 2020 census. Illinois will move from 18 to 17 seats in the U.S. House, an expected result after some advocates had warned that an undercount could lead to the loss […]