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Quincy Man Charged with Making a Terrorist Threat
A Quincy man has been charged with making a terrorist threat. According to Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha, the charges were filed Friday against Richard Hood. Farha says that after a court proceeding on other pending charges Wednesday, Hood is alleged to have made statements overheard by c
Keller official misconduct case continued for one week
QUINCY -- The official misconduct case of former Adams County Coroner Jim Keller has been continued for a week. Keller was set to appear Friday in Adams County Circuit to enter a possible plea, but the case was continued until March 1.
Quincy mayor talks workforce expansion at State of the City address
Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore gave his annual State of the City speech Friday, focusing on advancements over the past year, while laying out a vision for the future that includes developing the workforce.
'The Great Escape' wrestling match coming to Quincy this weekend
A handful of wrestlers with Rampage Championship Wrestling will compete at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy this weekend. A few wrestlers gave KHQA a quick preview on KHQA This Morning to show you what you can expect.
Firearm Trafficking Arrest in Quincy
Over five months of investigative work by Quincy Police leads to a firearm trafficking arrest. Quincy Police arrested 41 year old Jeffery Bennett of Quincy. Eight firearms were seized during the investigation including an AK-47 reported stolen in an Adams County burglary in 2016. Police say Bennett
Quincy Mall nearing agreement with new theater
QUINCY (WGEM) — The Quincy Mall is nearing an agreement to bring in a new movie theater to the vacant space formerly held by AMC 3. Mall Manager Mike Jenkins said the name of the theater company wouldn’t be released until the paperwork is finalized.
Quincy woman injured in crash
QUINCY -- A Quincy woman was seriously injured Friday in a crash on U.S. 24 at North 12th. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said a 1998 Ford pickup driven by John J. Nevin, 49, of Camp Point, was traveling north on U.S. 24 at 4:21 p.m. and a 2019 Toyota Highlander driven by Laurie A. Vandenboom
Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com
Quincy college student arrested after woman files report last weekend
Quincy, Illinois — A Quincy man and college student faces a misdemeanor battery charge in connection to a reported incident involving a female Sunday. The Quincy Police Department arrested Kolter Melvin, 20.
Plastic bag tax could be in the future for Illinois residents
QUINCY, Ill. — A proposed tax in Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's budget address could change the way residents shop. The governor suggested a plastic bag fee as part of his $38 million budget plan.
Quincy Preserves offering college scholarship
QUINCY (WGEM) — Attention high school seniors looking for scholarships for college. The Quincy Preserves is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Adams County.
Vacant in Quincy: what happens to empty space when box stores leave town
Online retail is changing the face of many cities, and Quincy is no exception. But what's the plan for all the empty buildings once big box stores leave town?. In the last year, Quincy has had a front row seat as national retailers face financial woes and local businesses struggle to compete.
R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois
Chicago — R. Kelly turned himself into Chicago police late Friday, hours after Illinois prosecutors announced he had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Kelly is accused of abusing four victims, at least three of whom were allegedly underage, in incidents that date back
Lyft driver reports that passenger assaulted her
QUINCY -- Jamie Gower didn't need much time to discover that she enjoys driving for the ride-sharing service Lyft, but an encounter with a passenger early Sunday morning has her questioning whether she will ever get behind the wheel again.
QU's 'Forever Forward' campaign tops $25 million
QUINCY -- There was genuine reason for celebration Friday at Quincy University. School officials announced the triumphant conclusion of the Forever Forward campaign, which surpassed its $25 million goal targeting capital improvements and endowment.
Uzelac gets 7th Ward support from former opponent
QUINCY -- Benjamin Uzelac's campaign for the Democratic nomination in Quincy's 7th Ward got a lot easier last weekend when his opponent announced support for Uzelac. Ballots will still bear the names of both Uzelac and Justin Crouch, but Crouch is encouraging voters to support Uzelac.
Four Quincy Park Board candidates express views in forum
QUINCY -- The four candidates for three available seats on the Quincy Park Board in the April 2 municipal elections agreed more than they disagreed on issues during Thursday night's forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Adams County.
Bomb Cyclone to Bring Strong Winds to Central Illinois This Weekend
Peoria, IL - Alright, I admit the headline is a little "Clickbait-y", but a rare weather phenomenon known as a "Bomb Cyclone" is about to bring Central Illinois some very strong winds this weekend.
Lots of information on QMG surgery center is available
This letter is regarding the proposed new surgery center from Quincy Medical Group. To be right up front, I am an employee of QMG and an occasional contributor to The Herald-Whig. This letter, however, is being written in neither capacity. I'm writing as a citizen of Quincy.
Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019
While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a