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Become An ‘American Picker’ In Quincy This Weekend

This weekend, Quincy is hosting Front Porch Pickins at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. This event features vintage craftsmanship from a variety of different styles, including Farmhouse, Mid Century, Urban, Industrial, and many more all under one roof.

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Ever Wonder What Zip Code Numbers Mean?

If you remember Mr. Zip you are showing your age. Mr. Zip was the friendly animated postal worker that was used to promote the Postal Service's "new" delivery system using zip codes. Fifty-four years ago the first zip codes came out with ZIP being an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan.  

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Courtesy of John McCoy

Fireworks Display in Quincy Belongs on the Riverfront (Poll)

Two years ago, the Bayview Bridge lighting ceremony in Quincy was quite a sight to see. Thousands of people were on hand to witness the colors being turned on during a fireworks display which took place as well. This writing though is not about the bridge lighting, but it is about the fireworks.

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City of Quincy Announces Their Holiday Schedule

In observance of Independence Day, Quincy City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. City Hall will reopen Wednesday, July 5, for regular business hours.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Gems Parking Lot to Close for Fireworks. Shuttles to Be Provided

The Quincy Gems are preparing to hold five large fireworks displays after games conclude on June 30, July 1, 3, 8 and 15. As a result, their parking lot on Sycamore Street will not be available on those dates.

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Know The Law For Fireworks In Your State

Next week, we will be celebrating America's birthday with BBQ's, pool party's, and at night fireworks. If you are planning to celebrate with fireworks in Illinois, there are some laws you should be aware of.

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Quincy City Treasurer Peggy Crim to Retire

Quincy City Treasurer Peggy Crim announced that she will be retiring after 16 years of service to the City of Quincy.

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A New Restaurant is Coming To Quincy

Soon breakfast lovers will have a new place to start off their day. A sign posted at the Shoppes On Broadway strip mall (3400 block of Broadway) states that "Skrambowls" will be opening July 8th.

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Joe Readle, Getty Images

How Many Current or Past Local TV Weathermen Can You Remember?

I was having a conversation over the past weekend pertaining to local TV weathermen/women. We were talking about people who have worked doing the weather at WGEM and KHQA over the years when the mention of the "weatherbird" came up.

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Ben Braun

10 Top Rated Restaurants In Quincy

It's Friday night and after a long week you decided to go out to eat. But that dreaded question, "where do you want to go out to eat?" This list of the top ten rated restaurants in Quincy may help you in that decision.

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