What’s the story behind the Pepsi clock at 12th and Locust?

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
What’s the story behind the Pepsi clock at 12th and Locust?

What’s the story behind the Pepsi clock at 12th and Locust? It works for a time and then falls into some form or another or disrepair. If it’s become such a hassle to keep the time proper and the many burned-out bulbs in working condition, why not then just have it dismantled? Ron Vecchie, owner […]

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Will WGEM-AM carry Cubs broadcasts next season?

October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Will WGEM-AM carry Cubs broadcasts next season?

Many people have listened to the Cubs games on WGEM-AM 1440 for years. Starting next season, the games will be broadcast by a different station out of Chicago. Will AM 1440 continue to broadcast the games locally? If not, who will?
 Greg Haubrich, radio operations manager at WGEM, says the Chicago Cubs’ games will be […]

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Who handles the maintenance of Clat Adams and Edgewater parks?

October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Who handles the maintenance of Clat Adams and Edgewater parks?

I recently was down at the riverfront yesterday showing some friends the trail extension and Trail Head connection project for Clat Adams and Edgewater parks. I was surprised how unkempt the new trail looks, especially since it is brand-new. Who handles the maintenance of those parks? The Quincy Park District maintains both Clat Adams and […]

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Was that a WGEM van that I saw when I was watching the movie “Gone Girl”?

October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Was that a WGEM van that I saw when I was watching the movie “Gone Girl”?

Was that a WGEM van that I saw when I was watching the movie “Gone Girl”? Some people who saw the movie, which debuted in U.S. theaters Oct. 3, saw a van with a WGEM logo. Others saw a KHQA logo on another van. “Gone Girl,” directed by David Fincher, was adapted by Gillian Flynn […]

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Did the person who sold his car dealership to Warren Buffett once have a dealership in Quincy?

October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Did the person who sold his car dealership to Warren Buffett once have a dealership in Quincy?

I recently read where Warren Buffett bought Van Tuyl Chevrolet, a car dealership in Arizona. Someone told me there used to be a car dealership called Van Chevrolet in Quincy that is related to this business. Is that true? Yes. The billionaire investor’s Berkshire Hathaway, which owns businesses ranging from BNSF Railway to Dairy Queen […]

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Why is the space in front of the Water Store on Maine Street a no-parking zone?

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Why is the space in front of the Water Store on Maine Street a no-parking zone?

Why is the space in front of the Water Store on Maine Street a no-parking zone? Parking is difficult enough in front of the Salvation Army.
 The name of the business at 815 Maine is EcoWater Systems, and there is a driveway on each side of the building. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is on […]

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Why don’t the name of the artist and song on the radio show on the screen of my car?

October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why don’t the name of the artist and song on the radio show on the screen of my car?

We recently rented a car and noted when traveling away from Quincy the name of the radio station along with the name of the artist and song appeared on the screen of the car. When we returned to Quincy, none of that information appeared for Quincy stations. Is there a magnetic field or some other […]

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What are we supposed to do with all the items that the citywide cleanup would not take?

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
What are we supposed to do with all the items that the citywide cleanup would not take?

What are we supposed to do with all the items that the citywide cleanup would not take, like mini refrigerators, microwaves, dehumidifiers, fans, light bulbs, TVs, etc.? Improper disposal of used fluorescent and high density discharge lamps damages the environment, because mercury and other metals are released into the environment when the lamps are broken. […]

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Where can I find the Cardinals’ postseason baseball games on TV?

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Where can I find the Cardinals’ postseason baseball games on TV?

What channel will we be able to watch Cardinals games on for the playoffs? We have Dish Network and have watched the games all year on Fox Midwest, but they have been advertising that the games will be on Fox Sports 1. That is Channel 150 and is not on our basic plan. Four of […]

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If 36th and Broadway is the intersection with the most accidents, why are the lines to turn so faded? Who is responsible?

October 2, 2014 0 Comments
If 36th and Broadway is the intersection with the most accidents, why are the lines to turn so faded? Who is responsible?

If 36th and Broadway is the intersection with the most accidents, why are the lines to turn so faded? Who is responsible? The city or state? As I look around, there are many streets needing a repaint. How often are they touched up? The Illinois Department of Transportation maintains the pavement markings for Broadway, while […]

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