Weekly Safety Report: Attempted Murder, Fugitive on the Run, and More in Adams County, Illinois
This week in Adams County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include an attempted murder, a fugitive on the run, an attempted burglary, and various traffic violations. It is important for residents to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
Ghost tours of Woodland Cemetery to be offered in October by Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County
QUINCY — The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County’s annual Woodland Cemetery ghost tours will be held beginning Saturday, Oct. 7 and continue every Saturday in October. The tour also will be offered on Halloween night. Daily tour times available are 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tri-State Real Estate Faces Uncertainty due to Potential Hike in Interest Rates
A potential surge in interest rates is causing unease among home buyers and sellers in the Tri-State area. The Federal Reserve recently announced that it will not cut interest rates, which has added to the existing economic uncertainty. This uncertainty is due to factors such as an auto worker strike, a significant labor shortage, and rising oil prices.
‘He most certainly will never touch another child ever again’: Johnson given sentence of natural life in sexual assault case
PLEASE READ THIS CAUTIONARY NOTE: Readers should understand this story contains descriptions of sexual abuse. This may offend and shock some readers or be painful to survivors of sexual abuse or assault. Muddy River News believes it is necessary to report this information as a warning and a reminder of what comprises sexual abuse and the importance of protecting children and supporting those who have suffered abuse. The names of the children and their parents involved in this case are being withheld to help protect the identity of the children. Quoted material is from the court proceedings.
United Alloy acquires permanent land for 200,000 sq. ft. facility
QUINCY, IL (KHQA) — In January of 2023, it was announced that Fortune 500 company United Alloy had plans to add a third location in the Gem City. A few months later, they found a temporary location and began operating. "United Alloy first reached out to GREDF last year...
Moore announces run for IL 99th District seat
Former Quincy Mayor announces run after State Rep. Randy Frese announced his retirement. Just days after State Representative Randy Frese announced his plans to retire, a potential replacement has announced his candidacy. Former Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore announced Friday that he'll run for Illinois State Representative in the 99th District...
Stabbing Suspects Detained Without Bail under New Illinois Law, Victim's Status Critical
Two suspects, Dylan Test, 20, and Heaton Brothers, 19, appeared in court initially after a stabbing incident at Blessing Hospital. They were held at Adams County jail without bail due to a new Illinois law.
Real estate transfers in Adams County from Sept. 11-15, 2023
Muddy River News transaction information is obtained from Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration forms accompanying recorded documents. Dates provided may differ from actual transaction or recording dates. Further details may be obtained from the PTAX form or recorded documents. Mary E. Miller of Quincy sold a residence at 1009 Payson...
Blanke pleads guilty following second horse tryst; sentencing set for Nov. 13
QUINCY — Jack Blanke, who was arrested not once, but twice, for being caught in a compromising position with a horse, has pleaded guilty to Criminal Damage to a Domestic Animal. Blanke, 39, of Quincy, was first arrested in April as Adams County deputies caught him mid-coitus with a...
Historical Society announces temporary change of venue to Senior Center for monthly programs
QUINCY — The board of directors of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County has announced a temporary change of venue for its monthly programs, which now will be held in the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York. In a press release, board president Lynn Niewohner...
‘It’s a hard ask’: Riverfront Corporation to request city, county, Park Board to give more money to bury Ameren power lines
QUINCY — The Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation already has $750,000 pledged for the burial of power lines along the Quincy riverfront. Corporation members now plan to go to three governing bodies in Quincy in early October to ask for $650,000 more. The $1.18 million project calls for the lines to be buried in Clat Adams Bicentennial Park, starting at about 400 feet north of Broadway south to Hampshire.
Bynum pleads not guilty to murder charges, could face 45 years to life in prison if found guilty
QUINCY — A Clayton teen facing three counts of first-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of a Camp Point man pled not guilty Wednesday morning. Wyond L. Bynum, Jr., 18, appeared Wednesday morning for his arraignment in Adams County Circuit Court with St. Louis-based attorney Victor Smith before Judge Robert Adrian. Smith replaces Public Defender Christopher Pratt, who represented Bynum during a status hearing one week ago.
Police seeks public's help to locate Loraine 'Fugitive of the Week'
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers is looking for information from the public on the whereabouts of Amber R. Johnson. Johnson, 38, is the "Fugitive of the Week," and her last known address was the 400 block of East Center St. in Loraine. She is wanted...
Safe Kids Adams County events for National Child Passenger Safety week
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Adams County Health Department with their Safe Kids Adams County Program has teamed up with some local agencies for some events this week. On Thursday from noon until 6 p.m., head over to the Adams County...