Do Adams County tax dollars help fund the Quincy Park District programs like Westview Golf Course?

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Do Adams County tax dollars help fund the Quincy Park District programs like Westview Golf Course?

Westview Golf Course has one fee for Quincy residents and one for non-residents. There are different fee categories, such as students, seniors, etc. Do Adams County tax dollars help fund the Quincy Park District programs like Westview Golf Course? If not, there should be a resident, non-resident differential in all fee categories. Executive Director Rome […]

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How do the flashing school speed limit signs work?

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How do the flashing school speed limit signs work?

How do the flashing school speed limit signs work? Lately, some of them haven’t been working. I drive past the signs near Chaddock and by Baldwin School, and they haven’t been working. The city received a Safe Routes to School grant to buy 15 solar-powered speed feedback boards which cost about $1,700 each. One of […]

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Why are Carthage’s street signs vertical?

January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Why are Carthage’s street signs vertical?

I was in Carthage recently and noticed the street signs are vertical. I don’t think I have ever seen a city that didn’t have horizontal street signs. Why did Carthage choose to have vertical street signs? Carthage Mayor Jim Nightengale said the city made the decision to replace the horizontal green signs with silver letters […]

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Can you find the words to the song ‘Saint Francis Fire’ by Idgy Vaughn?

January 12, 2015 0 Comments

Idgy Vaughn lived on the corner of 21st and State in Quincy what is now the green house on the corner. She wrote a song called “Saint Francis Fire” and recorded it. Can you get the words to that song? Vaughn now lives in Austin, Texas, and is raising her 2-year-old daughter while going to […]

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Do you know anything about the history of the home at 1444 Maine?

January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Do you know anything about the history of the home at 1444 Maine?

I recently read in The Herald-Whig the story about the building at 1444 Maine. The owner of the home was quoted as saying, “The Gardners made it their corporate offices before the school board took over, so we had multiple layers to remove before finding the original house.” Do you know any more about the […]

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What’s going on with the building on the northeast corner of 48th and Broadway?

January 5, 2015 0 Comments
What’s going on with the building on the northeast corner of 48th and Broadway?

What’s going on with the building on the northeast corner of 48th and Broadway? Adams County tax records show the uniquely designed Chiropractic Clinic building at 4805 Broadway was sold in August. White Goose LLC sold the property for $955,500 to Quincy Retail Associates LLC. White Goose LLC’s address is listed as 5101 Broadway — […]

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What is the problem with the security cameras at JWCC?

January 2, 2015 0 Comments
What is the problem with the security cameras at JWCC?

Can you find out why JWCC has signs all around the campus that state it is monitored and you can see the security cameras, but when you ask about pulling footage from the camera, the security office states that the cameras are broken and have been for some time? Bill LaTour, chief of police on […]

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Are all ballots in Adams County printed in the same size font?

December 24, 2014 0 Comments
Are all ballots in Adams County printed in the same size font?

Are all ballots in Adams County printed in the same size font?  If a person would need enlarged print on their voting ballot, how would you go about getting one? Former Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm said all ballots are printed in a font size specified by statute. If a person needs assistance, magnifying devices […]

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When will the railroad bridge overpass on Cannonball Road be completed?

December 22, 2014 0 Comments
When will the railroad bridge overpass on Cannonball Road be completed?

The railroad bridge overpass on Cannonball Road was scheduled to be completed in early November. Can you please provide an update? Jim Frankenhoff, county engineer for the Adams County Highway Department, says the weather dealt the project a few setbacks that have prevented it from being completed until earlier this month. An earlier-than-normal drop in […]

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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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