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Chicago Museums to Offer Free Admission This Summer For Illinois Residents

If you're taking a vacation to Chicago this summer, many of Chicago's biggest attractions are offering free admission on selected days.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

So Now You Know How Pepsi Got Its Name

It is funny when we mention names of products or companies we never really ask the question "How did they come up with that name?" It got me to thinking about some very popular products and company names out there and how they were actually named.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 32 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was first sentenced 32 years ago.

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Baseball and Bat on Home Plate
Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 36 Years Ago Tomorrow

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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To The Trenches
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World War One Exhibit Opening Saturday

The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County has announced the opening of the World War I exhibit "Over Here and Over There: Quincy and Adams County in WWI" this Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the History Museum at 4th and Maine in Quincy.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Wonder Why Easter is Early One Year and Late the Next? Here’s Why!

Easter is late this year as it occurs this Sunday, April 16. Last year Easter was early falling on Sunday, March 27. Have you ever wondered why it changes every year and isn’t on a set Sunday? Well, here is your answer.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Volunteers Needed for Log Cabin Village

The Friends of the Log Cabins have scheduled two workdays in April in the Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island. 

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

This is How the St. Patrick’s Parade Started!

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99-Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.

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Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images
Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images

Shoe Rationing! Could Americans Do It Again?

In February of 1943 the United States was entrenched in World War Two in Europe and also in the Pacific. Certain materials were needed for the war effort so the American government announced a shoe rationing program for all Americans. Leather and rubber were needed by the military so steps to control the use of leather and rubber were implemented.  

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Julius Caesar
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Ever Wonder Why February Has the Fewest Days of Any Month?

As you already know, every month throughout the year has either 30 or 31 days except the month of February.  Why is that? Well, you have to go back to the days of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to get your answer.

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