Who takes care of stuff that’s spray painted on viaduct between Paloma and Coatsburg on U.S. 24?

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
Who takes care of stuff that’s spray painted on viaduct between Paloma and Coatsburg on U.S. 24?

Who keeps an eye out for the stuff that’s spray painted on the viaduct between Paloma and Coatsburg on U.S. 24? Spokeswoman Paris Ervin says the Illinois Department of Transportation relies on private citizens, law enforcement and the media to learn about issues like this. “If the district office receives a complaint, it will be […]

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Can a person run a massage business out of their home?

December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Can a person run a massage business out of their home?

Can a person run a massage business out of their home?  We have a neighbor who has been doing this for a few years. Now she has hired help to come in so that she can have twice as many clients at once. Is this legal in a subdivision? City planner Chuck Bevelheimer says a […]

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Who is responsible for the care of the Lincoln signs that are placed around the city?

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Who is responsible for the care of the Lincoln signs that are placed around the city?

Who is responsible for the care of the Lincoln signs that are placed around the city? The one on 16th and Maine is in need of repair. The clear coating is completely gone, and the wording is barely visible anymore. Eighteen Lincoln Heritage Trail “wayside exhibits” that provide vignettes of Lincoln’s Quincy connections were established […]

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What do you know about the rumor of a man hanging himself years ago at QJHS?

December 5, 2014 0 Comments
What do you know about the rumor of a man hanging himself years ago at QJHS?

Many teachers at the junior high talk about some areas of the school that are haunted. They believe this to be fact. Rumor has it that a young man or man or teacher (no story is the same) hanged himself in a downstairs bathroom or an upstairs classroom. Is it possible to track down anything […]

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Is there a city ordinance against blowing grass clippings into the street?

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Is there a city ordinance against blowing grass clippings into the street?

Is there a city ordinance against blowing grass clippings into the street? This is an issue in the neighborhood of Ninth and Chestnut. It’s ugly, not to mention a storm drain issue. Doug VanderMaiden, deputy chief of operations for the Quincy Police Department, says the city has an ordinance that makes it unlawful to deposit […]

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Why does the school zone for Madison School go so far north on 24th Street?

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Why does the school zone for Madison School go so far north on 24th Street?

Why does the school zone for Madison School go so far north on 24th Street? It isn’t nearly as long going south on 24th. Neal Meyer, traffic safety officer for the Quincy Police Department, says school zones are set up in accordance with federal and state guidelines, usually around 100 feet from a school property […]

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What was Bergman Nurseries doing in the National Cemetery at 37th and Maine?

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
What was Bergman Nurseries doing in the National Cemetery at 37th and Maine?

Bergman Nurseries recently was engaged in a major project at the National Cemetery at 37th and Maine. What was being done? Todd Friye, president of Bergman Nurseries, says his staff is installing an irrigation system inside the fenced-in area. The project, now complete, took about three weeks. “We’re just trying to keep the grass green […]

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Is there any place in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries?

November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is there any place in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries?

Is there anyplace in Quincy to recycle old flashlight batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, etc.)? Interstate Batteries at 101 N. 48th will accept 3-volt and 6-volt batteries and recycle them at no charge. Manager Holly Schell says all other alkaline batteries will be accepted at $1 a pound and are shipped to a recycling center […]

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Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean up the lot at Quincy’s lock and dam?

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean up the lot at Quincy’s lock and dam?

There is considerable debris left from summer flooding in the parking lot next to Quincy’s lock and dam. It is not only an eyesore, but a hazard to cars and foot traffic. This is a great site to view bald eagle roosting during the winter months. Is the Army Corps of Engineers going to clean […]

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If I have a gift certificate for a business that is closed, am I stuck with it?

November 18, 2014 0 Comments
If I have a gift certificate for a business that is closed, am I stuck with it?

I have a gift certificate for a local business that recently closed. Am I stuck with that gift certificate, or is there something I can do to get my money back? Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard says the answer to this question “depends upon a couple things.” If a now-defunct business has a parent […]

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