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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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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Rosters Named

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game is scheduled to 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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Somsak Sudthangtum
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
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
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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Pizza

Who Has the Best Pizza in Quincy? [Poll]

Here's a question that's always fun to ask. It's a topic that can become heated because some people take it very seriously! And answers can change, too, as new restaurant come to town, and old favorites close. Now that Imo's has opened in the old Blockbuster Video location, we thought it might be fun to ask the question again: Where do you go for the best pizza in Quincy, Illinois?

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manaemedia

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 Hannibal was highlighted on Investigation Discovery's 'Happily Never After,' a Quincy native 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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Who has the best burger in Quincy?
Sergey Peterman

Who Has the Best Burger in Quincy? [Poll]

Did you know there is a National Hamburger Day? That shouldn't be confused with National Cheeseburger Day. There's one of those, too. National Hamburger Day is in May (during National Hamburger Month), and National Cheeseburger Day is in September. I'm not sure exactly how National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day is officially celebrated, but it's probably safe to assume that the day is marked by ordering a favorite burger from a favorite restaurant. Where would you order from?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Police Make Arrests in Ray Humphrey Jr. Murder Case

Some long awaited movement finally took place this weekend in the investigation of the murder of 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. and it has led to the arrests of three people allegedly connected with the March 28th shooting in the 1100 block of North 5th Street in Quincy. Police arrested Steson Crider of Chandler, Arizona on suspicion of first degree murder.  Steson Crider was arrested in Mesa, Arizona and is being held on $5 million bond in the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.

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Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois
Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois

Old-Fashioned Signs in Quincy, Illinois [Gallery]

See our gallery of unique, old-fashioned signs that can be found around Quincy. Carved wooden signs, fonts and designs that you just don't see anymore, awesome awnings, marquees and giant metal arrows are just a few of the types of unique signage that can be found around Quincy.

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