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Past articles by Mark:

Utilities Committee recommends water bill rate hike for Quincy households, businesses

QUINCY — After listening to a financially ominous report Thursday afternoon from Department of Utilities and Engineering Director Jeffrey Conte, the city's Utilities Committee approved with recommendation a proposal to → Read More

Blunt upfront about education, infrastructure funding

CANTON, Mo. — Roy Blunt is investing his remaining days on Capitol Hill by re-emphasizing some of the federal programs he believes are critical to residents in Northeast Missouri. → Read More

Collective bargaining negotiation fee stirs council unrest

QUINCY — Aldermen approved two resolutions at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, one of which led to a split vote and a pointed rebuttal. → Read More

Kohl show features a fresh perspective on food service products

QUINCY — A veritable cornucopia of food products, both new and familiar, greeted Kohl Wholesale customers and interested participants Wednesday at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. → Read More

Council nixes rezoning request, hotel feasibility study

QUINCY — The Quincy City Council took action on a coupe of agenda items Monday night, none perhaps as popular as its decision to deny a proposal to rezone 1700 → Read More

MEYER: First of five tenant workshop programs slated for Tuesday, Oct. 4

QUINCY — Anyone who rents living space in Quincy needs to know you’re not alone when it comes to managing your household. → Read More

Committee supports local developer's rebate request

QUINCY — There was very little, if any, arm twisting required (or asked) of City Council Finance Committee members Monday evening when local developer Tom Marx made a guest appearance → Read More

Housing/hotel room study gains finance committee approval

QUINCY — Mayor Mike Troup's administration gained some significant traction in its bid to clarify and better understand the city's housing needs Monday evening when the Finance Committee approved the → Read More

Demolition of downtown parking structure to start this week

QUINCY — The eventual demolition of the parking structure at 123 S. Fifth began to take shape Monday afternoon when crew members from Consolidated Fencing began erecting a safety barrier → Read More

New airport director selected after seven-month search

Mayor Mike Troup confirmed the appointment of a new director at Quincy Regional Airport during Monday night's City Council meeting. → Read More

As Quincy Recycles: Latest turn for the better?

A lawyer friend of mine once told me there are three sides to every story. When it comes to recycling in the city of Quincy, the number might be closer → Read More

QU Fund Drive chairman envisions bright future for Quincy

QUINCY — Jim Mooney grew up seventh in line in a family of 14 children. So it's no surprise that he's used to thinking big. → Read More

County board dishes out $750K in ARPA funding

QUINCY — More than $750,000 in community projects were approved Tuesday at a quick Adams County Board meeting. → Read More

Mayor casts tie-breaking vote in favor of recycling ordinance

QUINCY — Mayor Mike Troup cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night to shift the city's recycling efforts toward free public collection sites and away from a $5 monthly fee for → Read More

Busch Valentine's Senate bid is 'Yours' as much as it hers

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Trudy Busch Valentine brought her message of “I’m No One’s Senator But Yours” to an enthusiastic group of three dozen supporters Thursday morning at Huckleberry Park. → Read More

Essential service or not? Forum feedback questions the role of recycling in Quincy

QUINCY — Two hours of presentations, public comment, and questions with some answers about the future of recycling pickup and collection filled City Council chambers early Wednesday evening. → Read More

Council tables vote on street swap; recycling ordinance, tenant workshop dominate public comment

QUINCY — Public comment prior to the second reading of ordinance that would alter the way the city collects recyclabling dominated the first 45 minutes of Tuesday night’s City Council → Read More

Ill. 57 study draws interest from Broadway through Marblehead

QUINCY – Cindy Dailing and Terry Brinkman of Marblehead had to see what the commotion was all about when they heard the stretch of Illinois 57 that runs right past → Read More

Retirement tax? GOP would never consider, Demmer says

QUINCY — Republican candidate for state treasurer Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, has a warning for Illinois retirees and older workers nearing retirement. → Read More

Recyclables redux: Public comments oppose move to drop-off sites

QUINCY — Public comment about the first reading of an ordinance that would alter the collection of recyclable materials took center stage at Monday night’s City Council meeting, and the → Read More