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The Ten ‘Most Redneck Cities’ in Missouri and Illinois

If you spend any time on the Internet, I'm sure you've run across any number of websites or Facebook posts with all manner of top ten lists - from best towns to live to best restaurants to worst places to fish on alternate Thursdays. The latest contribution that we've run across comes from a website known as roadsnacks.net. They have compiled lists of the Ten Most Redneck Cities in Missouri and Illinois. A couple of area towns made the list.

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The Wizard Of Oz - coming to Quincy Community Theatre
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‘The Wizard of Oz’ is Coming to Clarksville – Fun Oz Facts You Might Not Know

It seems like everyone's "off to see the wizard."  The Day in Oz Festival is coming to Clarksville, Missouri on Saturday, and it will feature an outdoor screening of the classic MGM that celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. Since Munchkins, witches and flying monkeys are on the brain, we decided to dig up a few fun Oz facts that you might not know.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Concert in the Cornfield 2015 Bringing a Country Legend to Central Illinois

The 2015 edition of Concert in the Cornfield will be on Saturday, September 12, and a country music legend will be headlining the event in South Jacksonville, Illinois.

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Representative Randy Frese Issues Statement on Quincy Storm

Adams County residents are dealing with major storm damages Tuesday morning as thousands of residents are still without power after severe storms hit Monday night. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore declared a State of Emergency Monday night after 70 mph winds ripped through Quincy, downing power lines and damaging homes.

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National TV Shows That Featured Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Every once in a a while our region ends up on national television. A story from Quincy was highlighted on Investigation Discovery's new series 'Untouchable: Power Corrupts,' and the same network also told the story of a Hannibal murder on an episode of 'Happily Never After.' A Quincy native also won the Search for the Weight Watchers Chef, and Momo the Missouri Monster got a profile on 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.' Here is a look at stories, places and people from our area that received attention from national TV shows.

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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be several fireworks displays in the area in the days leading up to, during, and following the Fourth of July weekend. Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding communities.

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Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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ThinkStock

How Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Rank For Summer Road Trips

Summer is a time for travel for many of us, and WalletHub has compiled rankings of where each state stands as best or worst states for travel, including Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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ThinkStock

The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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