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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Ever Wonder How the Amtrak Train Turns Around in West Quincy? Here’s Your Answer

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both train routes ending in West Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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ThinkStock

Go Ahead, Text Your Way Into An Accident

It was right after I got off work Friday and I was driving on Broadway in Quincy and came to a red light at 18th Street. The SUV next to me was waiting for the green arrow. I glanced over and saw the driver on her cell phone sending a text message with her children in the car with her.

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What Airline Would You Pick? (POLL)

Air service in Quincy has become a hot topic lately with the City of Quincy trying to decide what airline they want serving the city and area.

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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Worked in Quincy

This Sunday, the Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies will take place in Cooperstown, New York, a small hamlet less than an hour from where I used to live...

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Raised on Radio Website
Raised on Radio Website

There Are Plenty of Free Concerts This Week

If you love free outdoor concerts the next few days should be right up you alley. This Thursday there is free music to enjoy in Quincy, Hannibal and Canton with the Quincy Park District's Music in the Park, Hannibal's  Music Under the Stars Series and Canton's Summer Concert Series continuing.  

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Quincy Public Schools Announce Registration Dates

Quincy Public Schools are gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year Here's what you need to know when registering your child(ren) for the new school year...

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Phil Nye/TSM
Phil Nye/TSM

The 5 Most Famous People Buried In Quincy/Hannibal

I had no idea that Quincy and Hannibal are final resting places for so many notable people in history. So I did a little research, and here's what I was able to find.

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Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images
Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images

American Legion Accepts Tattered Flags for Proper Disposal

According to the federal flag code the universal custom is to display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open, but when a patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Also, the U.S. flag should not be displayed when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.  No American flag shall fly if it is torn and tattered.

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The Quincy Humane Society Is Celebrating Their 137th Anniversary This Weekend

In our Sam's Snugglers series, I highlight an animal at the Quincy Humane Society waiting to find his/her forever home. And if you enjoy those videos, you might want to stop by this weekend as many animals will be on display in celebration of the Quincy Humane Society's 137th anniversary.

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Keep The Kids Entertained During This Heat Wave

Scotties Fun Spot is giving you a chance to keep the kids cool and have fun doing it during the hottest week of the year (so far).

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