Quincy Public Library furloughs staff because of extended stay-at-home order

The Quincy Public Library has furloughed its staff and ceased operations though some digital services will remain available.

Adams County Together team to assist individuals, businesses navigate programs
Quincy News

Adams County Together team to assist individuals, businesses navigate programs

Multiple regional organizations are teaming up to provide guidance navigating federal, state and local assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local Government

Park Board pauses maintenance building project during pandemic

The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it could affect Quincy Park District finances led to the rejection of bids for the construction of a new maintenance facility in All America Park.

Education

QPS launches computer loan program for families

Quincy Public Schools will launch a computer loan program for families in need in conjunction with the second phase of its remote learning plan.

Local Government

Quincy's small business relief program issues first microloans

Officials with the city of Quincy are reporting that 20 local businesses have applied for the Quincy Small Business Loan Fund so far, less than two weeks since the fund was approved by the City council.

Illinois News

Illinois again sees largest single-day increase in COVID-19 deaths with 82

In Adams County, eight new confirmed cases were announced, bringing the total in the county to 19. Three of those people are hospitalized.

Quincy woman launches campaign for Illinois House
Illinois News

Quincy woman launches campaign for Illinois House

A Quincy native and Navy veteran has launched her campaign for the Illinois House in the 94th District. Democrat Angel Smith is challenging state Rep. Randy Frese, R-Paloma, in the Nov. 3 general election.

Health

Blessing restricts hospital visitors in most cases

Blessing Hospital announced that effective Thursday it will not allow face-to-face visits and instead replace them with electronic visits in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Health

Community transmission of COVID-19 is 'very, very likely' says local public health officials

A new report by a group of University of Texas at Austin researchers details how COVID-19 is spreading silently through American cities and towns, including in communities where only a handful of residents have tested positive for the virus.

'They just want to celebrate this accomplishment'
Education

'They just want to celebrate this accomplishment'

Olivia Miller marked a milestone Tuesday by picking up her cap and gown at Quincy High School.
"I'm very excited to get my cap and gown," she said. "It'll make graduating feel real."

Quincy News

Adams County's response rate to census ranks near the top of the nation

With a response rate of 60.3%, Adams County ranks 23rd in the nation for the highest response rate to the decennial nationwide census, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released on Tuesday afternoon.

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