QUINCY — Raymond “Mike” Tyler is the deputy chief of operations for the Quincy Police Department, and Travis Wiemelt is deputy chief of administration. Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, announced the appointments Friday morning in an email sent to local media. Both deputy chiefs were appointed by Yates and approved Tuesday by […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup was granted an emergency summons protective order on Monday against Jason Priest, who said “Jesus has 10 sticks of dynamite for you” to the mayor during the Aug. 1 Quincy City Council meeting.
QUINCY — During a relatively short and uneventful meeting of the Quincy City Council, Jeff Bergman wanted to take a minute to acknowledge the lives of Quincy policemen. Bergman, a Republican alderman in Quincy’s 2nd Ward, asked Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, to come forward near the end of Monday’s 20-minute meeting. He […]
Bob Gough talks to Quincy’s new police chief about the state of the department and gives a warning about the elimination of cash bail in Illinois.
Dear MRN, Are these cameras (on Broadway) recording traffic on video? Can we see or watch the video? What are these cameras used for? The camera shown in the photo above, and others like them at other intersections throughout Quincy, are used to detect vehicle movement to help regulate traffic signals. “They are normal cameras, […]
Ashley Conrad is looking for content and says you can help. And Bob Gough talks to newly minted Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates about the elimination of cash bail in Illinois.
QUINCY — Florence Smith wasn’t about to miss this. Smith, 93, was one of several people in attendance Monday night to watch her grandson, Adam Yates, be sworn in as the 33rd person to be the chief of the Quincy Police Department. She also posed for photos with Yates after the meeting. “It was really […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says city officials are still investigating how and why the emails for city employees have been unavailable after they discovered a cyber attack on May 7, but he believes light is at the end of the tunnel. “I finally do, yeah,” Troup said after Monday’s City Council meeting. “I’m […]
QUINCY — Jonathan Lewin declined the appointment as the chief of the Quincy Police Department, and the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners late Friday afternoon appointed Adam Yates to the position. Commissioner Barry Cheyne said in a press release that Lewin said “both personally and professionally, it was in his best interest to decline.” […]
QUINCY — Two of the three groups that interviewed the three candidates for the chief of the Quincy Police Department did not list Jonathan Lewin as its top choice. Nonetheless, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Monday selected Lewin, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, to replace Rob Copley, who is retiring […]
QUINCY — The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners selected Jonathan Lewin as its chief of police during a meeting Monday morning at City Hall. Lewin, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was selected ahead of Shannon Pilkington, deputy chief of operations with the Quincy Police Department, and Adam Yates, deputy chief of […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Police and Fire Commission conducted a 90-minute community forum Thursday night in City Council chambers for the three candidates in line to become Quincy’s next police chief. A crowd of about 100 people listened to the candidates — Deputy Chief of Operations Shannon Pilkington; Jonathan Lewin, a 28-year veteran of the […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup would like to discuss with the city’s new police chief, who is scheduled to be selected during the first week of May, about changes he would like to see at the top of the Quincy Police Department’s organizational chart. Three finalists to replace Chief Rob Copley were selected after a two-month search by […]
QUINCY — Two of the three finalists for the position of Quincy’s chief of police already are employed by the Quincy Police Department. An email sent Saturday night to local media by Barry Cheyne, one of three members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, revealed the finalists selected after a two-month search. They are: […]
Dear MRN, Recently during our big snowstorm, two people told me about a “law” they had always heard about that says If you live in Quincy and shovel your walks, you can be held liable if a pedestrian slips and falls. Therefore, it’s better not to clean your sidewalks of snow. I found this a […]
QUINCY — HyVee, Stifel and the Quincy Police Department teamed up Thursday afternoon to surprise a few people around Quincy with a little holiday cheer. Adam Yates, a deputy chief with the Quincy Police Department, was armed with a stack of $25 and $50 gift cards from HyVee and approached unsuspecting people to brighten their […]
Dear MRN, Since you posted an article about the stoplight at 25th and Broadway, I have wondered if there still needs to be a school zone speed limit on northbound and southbound traffic on 24th Street. St Peter School is a block away. Madison School is no longer used as a school. Chaddock isn’t in […]
The City of Quincy has announced that Deputy Chief Adam Yates has been honored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) by being designated as a Certified Eligible Police Chief through the Association’s Police Chief Certification Program.
QUINCY — Ever wanted to be a police officer? Adam Yates says the time has never been better. Yates, a deputy chief, is searching for possible recruits to apply for positions within the Quincy Police Department. A simple two-page application must be filled out by Nov. 30. A physical agility test is set for 9 […]