Who is in charge of the small lighthouse at the southern tip of Quinsippi Island?

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Who is in charge of the small lighthouse at the southern tip of Quinsippi Island?

Who is in charge of the small lighthouse at the southern tip of Quinsippi Island? And why can’t the light in the lighthouse be illuminated? The lighthouse that sits on an abandoned railroad bridge pier on Quinsippi Island belongs to the Quincy Park District. Ed Seger, executive director of the Park District, said it was […]

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Where can I recycle two aluminum storm doors?

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Where can I recycle two aluminum storm doors?

Where can I recycle two aluminum storm doors?  Will they take the screens, window pane glass and/or brass kick plates, or do I have to have them disassembled?  And if they don’t take those items, who does? Sounds like your best bet would be to go to Alter Metal Recycling, 2834 Gardner Expressway. “We do […]

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Why was a donation to Quincy’s flags made in memory of Kenneth G. Swan of South Orange, N.J.?

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Why was a donation to Quincy’s flags made in memory of Kenneth G. Swan of South Orange, N.J.?

The District, formerly the Historic Quincy Business District, had a goal last month to raise $1,500 to replace the more than 70 U.S. flags that adorn light poles around Washington Park and along Maine Street. That goal was easily surpassed with the help of two $1,500 donations — one from both the Quincy Tea Party […]

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What are the city’s rules in regard to safety measures for privately-owned pools?

August 18, 2014 0 Comments
What are the city’s rules in regard to safety measures for privately-owned pools?

What are the city’s rules in regard to safety measures for privately-owned pools? Two ordinances — 29.706 and 24.303 — govern swimming pools in Quincy. Swimming pools more than 24 inches deep or having a surface area of more than 250 square feet must be in rear yards at least 5 yards away from any […]

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What’s going on in that vacant lot on 24th Street across from the credit union?

August 15, 2014 0 Comments
What’s going on in that vacant lot on 24th Street across from the credit union?

What’s going on in that vacant lot on 24th Street across from the credit union? The vacant lot at 1200 N. 24th was sold by the Illinois Ayers Oil Company to the Members First Community Credit Union at 1201 N. 24th on Feb. 13. “The plans are in full motion for us to clean up […]

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Is it true that the Jesus Tree has been removed from Calvary Cemetery?

August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Is it true that the Jesus Tree has been removed from Calvary Cemetery?

Is it true that the Jesus Tree has been removed from Calvary Cemetery? Yes. It was removed July 18, according to Bob Cookson, the cemetery’s superintendent and principal caretaker for 36 years. “There were a lot of big old dead limbs,” he said. “It was pretty well dead. It was an old tree. It had […]

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What is the money collected from entry fees for the Dogwood Parade used for?

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
What is the money collected from entry fees for the Dogwood Parade used for?

What is the money collected from entry fees for the Dogwood Parade used for? Amy Looten, executive director for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, said the fees help pay for event liability insurance, trophies for the winning floats, signs and other incidentals, and rental of port-a-potties and golf carts. The money also is used […]

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What are the plans for the old County Market building at 30th and Broadway?

August 12, 2014 0 Comments
What  are the plans for the old County Market building at 30th and Broadway?

Why hasn’t anything moved into the old County Market building at 30th and Broadway? Who owns it now? What’s in there? CVS Corp. of Woonsocket, R.I., owns the lot at the northeast corner of 30th and Broadway. The Long John Silver’s restaurant, the CVS pharmacy and the former County Market building are on that lot. […]

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What are the raised black 1-by-1 squares that are in the driving lanes of south-side streets all about?

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
What are the raised black 1-by-1 squares that are in the driving lanes of south-side streets all about?

What are the raised black 1-by-1 squares that are in the driving lanes of south-side streets all about? Paris Ervin, bureau chief of communication for the Illinois Department of Transportation, says the electronic traffic lane counters are called passive magnetic sensors. TERRA Engineering, a consultant firm with offices in Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis, has […]

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What is the square stone structure in the QU Stadium parking lot?

July 31, 2014 0 Comments
What is the square stone structure in the QU Stadium parking lot?

On the QU Stadium parking lot at 18th and Sycamore, there is a square stone structure about 10 foot by 10 foot and 3 feet tall. What was its purpose? Below is what I wrote for the July 26 edition of The Herald-Whig. Sometimes, you just have to say “help.” Checked with Brendan Bittner, the […]

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