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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Are school zone speed limits in effect when school is not in session?

September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Are school zone speed limits in effect when school is not in session?

I know the Quincy Police Department has made an effort to streamline the school zones by making it simple: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. Is the school zone on Eighth Street between Jersey and State in effect on Fridays since no classes are at the Early Childhood Center on Fridays? Neal Meyer, […]

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Were there any connections with anyone involved with the 1933 film ‘Dinner at Eight’ and Quincy?

September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Were there any connections with anyone involved with the 1933 film ‘Dinner at Eight’ and Quincy?

In the 1933 film “Dinner at Eight,” Carlotta, played by Marie Dressler, says in talking about herself she “didn’t do so badly for a little girl from Quincy, Illinois,” mispronouncing both the name of the city and state. Is there any known connection between anyone involved with the film (writers, producers, directors, etc.) and Quincy? […]

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How can we get the speed limit increased on 48th Street?

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
How can we get the speed limit increased on 48th Street?

Columbus Road and Wismann Lane at 48th Street both have a speed limit of 45 mph. With only three private entrances, why is 48th Street between Columbus Road and Wismann Lane limited to 35 mph?  How can we get the speed limit increased on 48th Street? Jim Frankenhoff, county engineer for the Adams County Highway […]

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What does ‘BBETS’ mean in The Herald-Whig’s TV guide on Saturdays?

September 8, 2014 0 Comments
What does ‘BBETS’ mean in The Herald-Whig’s TV guide on Saturdays?

What does it mean when a show is highlighted in orange in The Herald-Whig’s TV guide in the Saturday edition? Sports are highlighted in green, movies are purple and kids shows are pink, but for orange shows, it only says “BBETS.” Mike Marin writes about pop culture for Grace Note, which provides entertainment information for […]

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What was the name of the grocery store that used to be on the east end of where Kmart is now?

September 4, 2014 0 Comments
What was the name of the grocery store that used to be on the east end of where Kmart is now?

The name was the A&P food store, which adjoined the Kmart building at 36th and Broadway. Kmart had opened its discount department store Nov. 11, 1971, and The Herald-Whig reported that the 20,000-square-foot eastern area of the million-dollar building was vacant. “Another ribbon cutting will be held there when a grocery company is signed to […]

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Why is the city still working at the corner of Fifth and Jersey?

September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Why is the city still working at the corner of Fifth and Jersey?

Why is the city still working at the corner of Fifth and Jersey? No workers have been at this site for a long time. This area has been torn up for quite some time, and a trash bin has been there for a long time, too. Two projects are happening at that corner. Neither of […]

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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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