Why do meteorologists always give rainfall and snowfall amounts according to readings at Quincy Regional Airport?

April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Why do meteorologists always give rainfall and snowfall amounts according to readings at Quincy Regional Airport?

Why do meteorologists always give rainfall and snowfall amounts according to readings at Quincy Regional Airport when it is 10 to 12 miles outside the city limits? WGEM meteorologist Brian Inman says he uses rainfall amounts from Quincy Regional Airport because it has a rain gauge that is calibrated and certified. However, he says he […]

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Who is Flinn Stadium named after?

April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Who is Flinn Stadium named after?

Who is Flinn Stadium named after? The stadium is named after Bernard W. Flinn, a Quincy High School graduate who became president of the Rockford Life Insurance Co. He died July 15, 1972, as a widower, and he had no children. Flinn was born in Watertown, Mass., on Nov. 19, 1887. His family moved to […]

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Was all of the asbestos removed from the Newcomb Hotel site?

April 16, 2014 1 Comment
Was all of the asbestos removed from the Newcomb Hotel site?

Was all of the asbestos removed from the Newcomb Hotel site? Was there any left in the basement of the hotel that was just covered up by dirt? Michael Seaver, director of inspection and enforcement, said demolition crews from BSB Development of Sugar Grove encountered no asbestos-containing material in the course of the debris removal […]

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What time does the day start and end for the people who drive garbage and recycling trucks?

April 10, 2014 1 Comment
What time does the day start and end for the people who drive garbage and recycling trucks?

What time does the day start and end for the people who drive garbage and recycling trucks? I hear their trucks running before 6:30 a.m. If they started at 8 like most services do, people could set their trash out in the morning rather than the night before without having the problem of animals tearing […]

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Is anything in the old Glenayre/Quintron building in the Schneidman Industrial Park?

April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Is anything in the old Glenayre/Quintron building in the Schneidman Industrial Park?

Is anything in the old Glenayre/Quintron building in the Schneidman Industrial Park? Marcel Wagner, president of the Great River Economic Development Foundation, says that building at No. 1 Glenayre Way is owned by and being used by Hollister Whitney. “Hollister has outgrown its other office space and has moved its engineering group into the Glenayre […]

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Are state payments to schools affected when number of bad weather days are exceeded?

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Are state payments to schools affected when number of bad weather days are exceeded?

  The public schools have used three extra bad weather days over the five days incorporated into the current school year. Talk is that the schools will ask for the state to “forgive” these 3 days because the weather is an Act of God.  (No guarantee that more such days might still be needed.) If […]

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Why were flags flown at half-staff around Quincy late last month?

April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Why were flags flown at half-staff around Quincy late last month?

Wanted to know why flags at Quincy Public Schools and elsewhere recently were flying at half-mast. I would like to say a prayer for those being honored.  Are they only for service personnel? Phyllis Stewart, assistant to superintendent Steve Cobb, says the Quincy School District often receives notices from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office requesting that […]

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When did state or county stop paying bounties for destructive wild animals?

April 4, 2014 1 Comment
When did state or county stop paying bounties for destructive wild animals?

When did the State of Illinois or Adams County stop paying a bounty for destructive wild animals, such as foxes and coyotes? How much were the bounties when they were in effect? Adams County Animal Warden Jenny Benjamin says a bounty hasn’t been offered “in at least seven years.” “I have not come across any […]

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Is it legal to park on diagonal painted lines in a parking lot?

April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Is it legal to park on diagonal painted lines in a parking lot?

When learning to drive, I was taught never to park on diagonal painted lines in a parking lot. However, it is done quite frequently at the Harrison Hy-Vee. Is this legal to do, and if it isn’t, why isn’t QPD doing something about it? Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said that if the reader was […]

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Can you tell us about the bookstore located in the Quincy Public Library?

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Can you tell us about the bookstore located in the Quincy Public Library?

Can you tell us about the bookstore located in the Quincy Public Library?  Is it open to the public?  Do you need a library card?  Are the books for sale? Secondhand Prose is the Friends of the Library bookstore inside Quincy Public Library.  The store is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 […]

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