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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Why are the trees being planted on Maine Street still using mulch and or bark piled up around the base of the tree?

September 26, 2014 0 Comments
Why are the trees being planted on Maine Street still using mulch and or bark piled up around the base of the tree?

“This Old House” on public TV and the “This Old House” magazine both stress not to place bark or mulch around a newly planted tree. This causes the roots strangle the tree and kill the tree. Who is right? Anne St. John, chairman of the Quincy Tree Commission, says both the Illinois Department of Natural […]

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Does the city only tow cars that are parked on the street?

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Does the city only tow cars that are parked on the street?

There’s a car in my friend’s alley that hasn’t been moved in several years, and the tags are years out of date as well. It’s not in someone’s backyard. It’s in the alley. Does the city only tow cars that are parked on the street, or can they haul this one away? Who does my […]

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Why doesn’t the city offer recycling services at the Quincy Housing Authority locations?

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
Why doesn’t the city offer recycling services at the Quincy Housing Authority locations?

Why doesn’t the city offer recycling services at the Quincy Housing Authority locations? Area Waste Disposal has the contract for waste disposal at Indian Hills, Frederick Ball and Lampe HiRise, while the city provides garbage and recycle service at QHA’s Sixth and Cherry location (five senior/disabled apartments) and 29th and Broadway location (42 senior apartments). […]

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Why are shopping cart corrals so far from handicapped spots?

September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Why are shopping cart corrals so far from handicapped spots?

Why are shopping cart corrals so far from handicapped spots? Most handicapped people need carts going in and out of the store, but they are too hard and far to get to. I know there are ADA requirements, but anyone with a clear mind could work around those. There are some stores I avoid because […]

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Who or what was Berrian Park and Berrian School named after?

September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Who or what was Berrian Park and Berrian School named after?

George W. Berrian visited the site of what was to become Quincy in 1818 while touring this section of Illinois, then called the Military Tract. The Berrians of Brooklyn, N.Y., were land speculators buying up large tracts of land awarded to the soldiers from the War of 1812. The Berrians still owned large parts of […]

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