Local and state video gaming bounces back after COVID

Data released last month in the annual Wagering in Illinois update issued by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shows Quincy and Adams County now have 125 businesses operating 538 video gaming terminals. Those machines generated $24.7 million in Net Terminal Income (NTI) during Fiscal Year 2022, which the state classifies as July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from July 25-29, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Tami J. Jenkins of Fowler sold a residence at 5829 N. 84th in Fowler to Dale F.…

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Drill on July 7 tests emergency response to mass exposure of hazardous substance in Adams County

QUINCY — Four Adams County organizations recently tested their ability to respond in a coordinated manner to a mass exposure of a hazardous substance in Quincy. The organizations that partnered in the planning and execution of the full-scale community emergency response exercise on July 7 were the Adams County Emergency Management Agency, Adams County Ambulance,…

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Eleven local businesses receive more than $2 million in PPP loans; Adams County gets more than $150 million

QUINCY — The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) gave more than 2,800 loans totaling more than $150 million in Adams County in 2020 and 2021, and 11 Adams County businesses received more than $2 million in PPP loans. Shippers Rental Company, a specialized freight long-distance trucking company at 3803 Dye Road, received the largest single loan…

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Real estate transactions in Adams County from June 20-24, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  John C. Hibbert and Janice M. Hibbert of Quincy sold a residence at 1825 Wilmar Orchard…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from June 6-10, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  The estate of Roger K. Goodwin of New Canaan, Conn., sold a residence at 4310 Tennyson…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from May 23-27, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  (EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, the real estate transfers for May 30 through June 3 were published last…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from May 30-June 3, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Wendy L. Skarin and Scott L. Skarin of Hamilton sold a residence at 418 Cedar in…

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Real estate transfers in Adams County from April 25-29

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents. Information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Paul E. and Cathy E. Harbourn…

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Real estate transfers recorded in Adams County from April 18-22

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents. Information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Dean Moore and Dorothy L. Moore…

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Real estate transfers recorded in Adams County from April 11-15

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents.  Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates.  Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Eric J. Stratman and Julie A.…

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Real estate transfers recorded in Adams County from April 4-8, 2022

Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents.  Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates.  Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents.  Information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.    Christopher G. and Michelle R. Ehrhardt…

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Jury rules Adams County owes Blick’s Construction $117,021 for demolition work in jail project

QUINCY — After a three-day trial, an Adams County jury ruled Wednesday that Blick’s Construction, the contractor that demolished buildings to make way for the new county jail, was entitled to $117,021 for additional work it finished in 2017. Blick’s filed the suit in April 2018. The county accepted in January 2017 a bid by…

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Four-party system? That’s where Adams County is now

Observing and being involved in state and local politics over the last few years has been fascinating, interesting and exhausting. Lately, the exhausting part has seemed to have gained a grip on us. Republicans and Democrats, nationally and locally, are split amongst themselves. We see the infighting nationally on FOX News, MSNBC or CNN. We…

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Adams County looking at possible 32 percent increase in employee health insurance

As Adams County prepares its 2022 budget, the Adams County Board received a little bit of sticker shock on one important item at Tuesday night’s meeting. Finance Committee Chair Bret Austin informed the Board that the County’s employee health insurance plan was looking at a 32 percent increase. “There are not a lot of options…

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Chip sealing, cape sealing road preservation work to start Monday

QUINCY — Chip sealing and cape sealing road preservation work will start Monday andwill be completed during the course of the next two to three weeks at five locations in Adams County, covering approximately 12 miles of roads. The five locations are: East 1700th Street from Ill. 336 north to the Hancock County line. East 500th Street…

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Blick’s Construction continues to wait for trial against Adams County over demolition work

QUINCY — A Quincy construction firm is waiting for its day in court to collect more than $110,000 from Adams County in a dispute about additional work completed during the demolition process before the construction of the Adams County Jail. The suit, filed in April 2018, was scheduled to go to trial on Monday. However,…

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2021 Adams County tentative multiplier announced, remains unchanged

SPRINGFIELD – Adams County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.  This equalization is particularly important…

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Nearly all Illinois counties lost population in 2020; Adams County down 619 people

By BRYCE HILLIllinois Policy Census estimates tallied population decline in 98 of Illinois’ 102 counties. Only Los Angeles County lost more people than Cook County last year. Illinois’ population decline hasn’t just affected select areas of the state: New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates only four of the state’s 102 counties avoided losing…

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