Quincy (Illinois)

  • Culture

    October 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    4th of July in Missouri: 17 Killed in Traffic Crashes, 199 Drunk Driving Arrests, Patrol Says

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released new information on the accidents and arrests that took place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend across the state with a report showing that seventeen people died in traffic crashes this year -- and hundreds were arrested for drunk driving. The h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Comic Kris Wernowsky: A Bittersweet Adieu

    ​The first time comic Kris Wernowsky put on a "Too Hip for a Comedy Club" standup event at Foam last October, indie darling St. Vincent played the same night -- rather stiff competition, if you're trying to lure the Cherokee crowd. His other mistake: Keeping the overhead lights on full blast for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Schafer's Talking Pujols on WGEM

    In case you were wondering, no, that's not me. I have much better legs. ​Yesterday morning I was a guest on the ESPN affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, with Josh Houchins, the host of their morning drive program. WGEM has some of their audio files archived now, so you can go back and listen if you lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Radio Appearance Notification

    ​If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area today and would like to hear how nerdy my voice is, you can tune into 1440 AM, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Quincy. I'll be joining the morning show, hosted by Josh Houchins, at around 8:35 to discuss, among other things, the Cardinals' current clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Radio Appearance Notice

    ​For any readers up in the Quincy, Illinois area, I'll be appearing on ESPN 1440 this morning with Josh Houchins. Sometime in the 8:30-8:35 am neighbourhood. I would imagine the Albert Pujols contract situation will dominate the conversation, since it is the big story as those of us here in C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Talking Tony On the Radio

    ​From the shameless self-promotion department: If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area around eight o' clock this morning, I'll be appearing (so to speak), on ESPN 1440's morning show with Josh Houchins to discuss my feelings on the return of Tony La Russa. (Spoiler alert: they are l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Rev. Dale Maxfield: Divorced Father of Five is Belleville Diocese's Newest Priest

    bellevillemessenger.orgFather (in more ways than one) Dale Maxfield​Fifty-seven-year-old Dale Maxfield became the Belleville Diocese's newest priest at a coronation ceremony on Sunday. According to the diocese's newspaper, The Messenger, Maxfield has always wanted to be a father -- in the clerical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    PAC Behind St. Louis Tea Party Leads to Name Calling, Bruised Right-Wing Egos

    Jamie Allman: Hungry for a fight and smells bacon.​I don't make it a habit of listening to the conservative talk station 97.1 FM (home to everyone's favorite local Tea Party babe, Dana Loesch), but a show this week did provide some quality entertainment and follow-up fireworks. It all began on Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Opening MLK's FBI Files Could Bolster John Larry Ray's Version of Assassination

    ​As early as next week, legislation could be introduced to make public thousands of FBI documents relating to the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps more importantly, the legislation, spearheaded by U.S. Senator John Kerry, will also bring to public view all records associated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    St. Louis Tea Party and MC Hammer: Kindred Spirits

    ​By its own admission, the St. Louis Tea Party has yet to make much impact on the public policy of President Barack Obama and the Democratically controlled Congress. But that's beginning to change, states St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessey in a message to his flock. Following his group's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Bubba shows up in Kirkwood and the Crowd Laps It Up

    If you wait long enough, he will come. When he comes, you will get to see him. Repeat these lines over and over and you get the sense what it was like waiting two and a half hours last night to see Bill Clinton at Kirkwood High School.

  • News

    April 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Dammed & Damned: The Great Flood of ’93 Revisited

    Whether they were out there sandbagging or watching on TV, everybody around these parts remembers the Great Flood of ’93. More than 14,000 acres of farmland deluged. More than 30,000 people displaced. But can you name the guy who got blamed for the whole thing? Back in 1993 he was a 24-year-old ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Next Big Thing

    A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of May 24, 2006

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    May 23, 2001


    Week of May 23, 2001

  • News

    February 2, 2000


    a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta

  • News

    January 26, 2000


    James Scott was sentenced to life in prison for causing a destructive levee break during the Flood of '93. But was he simply an easy scapegoat for a town raging at its devastation?

  • News

    December 2, 1998