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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I heard Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch is a Quincy native. What can you tell me about him?

July 25, 2014 0 Comments
I heard Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch is a Quincy native. What can you tell me about him?

I read a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about Rick Hummel. He is an all-star journalist and was recently honored as the media person of the year, and he is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The story mentioned he is a Quincy native. Please tell me about him. Hummel, a 1964 graduate of […]

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Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway?

July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway?

Why is there a need for a stoplight at 25th and Broadway? Fourth Ward Alderman Mike Farha said the traffic light helps with the traffic flow from the Cathedral of Worship, County Market, International Eyecare Center and the strip mall of businesses on the northwest corner of the intersection. Also, it helps children who live […]

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What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge?

July 21, 2014 0 Comments
What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge?

What year did Quincy Notre Dame and Christian Brothers merge? I went to Notre Dame when it was an all-girls school and graduated in 1966. First, a little background. The School Sisters of Notre Dame bought a building at Eighth and Vermont and opened the Convent School of Infant Jesus in 1867, according to the […]

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