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Thomas Cooper, Getty Images

Today Marks the 5th Anniversary of The Blizzard of 2011

Having watched the people of East Coast trying to dig out of their massive snowfall recently, it reminded me of 5 years ago today when one of the biggest snowfalls, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

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Rick Hummel Addresses the Quincy Exchange Club

The Quincy Exchange Club was honored to have Baseball Hall of Famer and sportswriter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rick Hummel, as its speaker today.  Hummel, a Quincy native and 1964 graduate of Quincy High School, became the first Quincy person inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in July of 2007 when he received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing.

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Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey
Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey

Little Alan Madden to Be Remembered Tonight

It was the morning of January 11, 1981 and 5-year-old Alan Edward Madden awakened to what unfortunately would be the final day of his life. What happened to this little defenseless boy goes beyond description. At the age of 5, little Alan was beaten to death by his mother, Pamela Berg, and her boyfriend from Peoria, James Crain.  Both were tried and convicted.

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St. Patrick's Parade 2015

Sign Up Now For the 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade in Quincy

It is time to sign up for the upcoming 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 12th and Maine Streets and proceed to 5th and Maine Streets and is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals free of charge.

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A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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Phillips Furniture - Quincy, Illinois
Phillips Furniture - Quincy, Illinois

Ten Signs You Might Be From Quincy

Here are ten signs that you probably grew up in Quincy… or have at least spent a good deal of time in the Gem City.

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Polka Dot Images

Restaurants That are Open on Christmas in Quincy/Hannibal

Christmas can be a tiring day. You wake up and rush to the Christmas tree, where you either come to kids eager to open their gifts or await for the rest of your family to wake up so you can begin unwrapping. Then in a frenzy, gift after gift is torn apart with wrapping paper scattered across the house. Once you see the mess of opening presents, you might not have the energy to make dinner. And if you feel inclined to go out to eat on Christmas day in the Quincy/Hannibal area, you have some options.

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12 Swans a Swimming/ Matt Cardy-Getty Images
12 Swans a Swimming/ Matt Cardy-Getty Images

The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]

Merry Christmas! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday. Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous. I am sure it will get your Christmas week off to a great start. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Christmas!

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Harlem Globetrotters v World All-Stars At The Thomas & Mack Center In Las Vegas
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Fun January Events to Look Forward to in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

We'll see the Harlem Globetrotters, the Y101 Bridal Expo, bald eagles and tons of chicken wings in January. Here's a look at fun upcoming events around the Quincy/Hannibal area...

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

You Might be From Quincy If…

Quincy hosts a population of over 40,000. While it's not as big as Chicago or New York, Quincy has its own unique culture. See if any of these characteristics or habits fit you if you happen to be from the Gem City.

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