What was the flow rate of the Mississippi River at its crest last summer? According to RiverGages.com, the crest in 2014 occurred at Quincy Lock & Dam 21 on July 8 at a flow rate of 380,890 cubic feet per second. Flow rate is the volume of water flowing past a certain point. John LaTour, […]
Gardner Denver made a cannon for the bicentennial celebration years ago. Where is that cannon today? It is in the All Wars Museum on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. Elvin Townsend of Quincy was heavily involved in the production of the cannon in 1976. He was the assistant superintendent at Gardner Denver when […]
I found an old distilled water bottle in my basement that said it was from Key Rexall Drugs at 3263 Legion Blvd., Quincy, Ill. Where is/was Legion Boulevard? Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering for the city, says Legion Boulevard was part of the Legion Town and Country Shopping Center. The road ran west […]
What is the story of that building (with barred windows) on the east side of the Gardner Expressway near Jackson ?
What is the story of that huge stone building (with barred windows) on the east side of the Gardner Expressway near Jackson Street? I go by there on the way to work daily, and I can never see signage to indicate what it is now or what is originally was. Gem City Armored Security has […]
What would be the area of land needed for a new jail (in Adams County)? I am curious what the size of the facility would be and a (minimum) amount of land/space, particularly in relation to the proximity to the present courthouse. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer says studies about potential sites for new jails […]
Is the Community Auction Center on 24th Street still open? No. Real estate transfers printed in The Herald-Whig show that ownership of the property at 3555 N. 24th was acquired by Peoples Prosperity Bank and Town and Country Bank from Kelsey and Michael Carstens in November 2013. The Carstens acquired the property from longtime owners […]
Are there any historic photos of the Fitzgerald Brothers trolley cars that used to be at 20th and Maine?
Are there any historic photos of the Fitzgerald Brothers trolley cars that used to be at 20th and Maine? I have looked all over the Internet. I have searched the Illinois Historical page with no luck. I am just curious about the track system. I believe I see remnants of the tracks on my […]
A few years ago, a young man was accused of brutally killing his whole family. I think it was in Iowa but not too far from here. I think he was arrested in Quincy. He would have inherited a good-size fortune. For some reason, I think he worked at a car dealership. Whatever happened with […]
I saw an interview on NBC’s “Today” show during which a man named David Alberts was interviewed as part of a story about Kayla Mueller. I heard Alberts had ties to Quincy. Is that true? David Alberts is the pastor of United Methodist Church in Prescott, Ariz. He was interviewed as part of a segment […]
Could you find out who maintains the section of road at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Gardner Expressway? My husband and I have always wondered why it’s in such poor condition (specifically the area east of the expressway), but the roads around it are in good shape. It’s basically become a giant rumble […]