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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amtrak Train Turns Around

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 trains routes ending in 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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Mike McGinnis, Getty Images
Mike McGinnis, Getty Images

It’s Football Tailgate Time! Who Has the Best Tailgate Parties, QHS or QND? [Poll]

It's hard to believe that we are approaching the end of August and the beginning of football season. With kickoffs coming up, let the tailgating begin! Quincy High School Blue Devil fans and Quincy Notre Dame Raider fans will be firing up those grills prior to games this fall, but who tailgates better?

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John Medina, Getty Images
John Medina, Getty Images

What Area Events or Venues Do You Wish Were Still Here?

I was talking with some people about some of the events coming up in the weeks ahead, and a comment came about the events that we no longer have. So we started reeling off one event after another that no longer takes place in the area, but was very popular when it was held years ago. The first one mentioned was the World Free Fall Skydiving Convention at the Quincy Airport. Another one was the South Park Go Kart Races. 

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Quincy Gems, Jeff Dorsey
Quincy Gems, Jeff Dorsey

Quincy Gems Win Prospect League Championship!

The Quincy Gems captured the Prospect League Championship last night as they defeated the Chillicothe Paints 3 to 1 in Ohio and won the three game series 2 games to 1.

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Quincy Gems, Jeff Dorsey
Quincy Gems, Jeff Dorsey

Quincy Gems Go After the Prospect League Championship

With a chance to capture the Prospect League Championship last night with a victory, the Quincy Gems came up on the short side of a 7 to 2 score at the hands of the Chillicothe Paints in Ohio. That loss now sets up a winner takes all scenario tonight as the two teams play the decisive game three.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Which Area High School Football Team Will Have the Best Season? [Poll]

High school football season kicks off (pun definitely intended) soon! As the football season approaches, which area team do you think will have the best year? 

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Jupiterimages

Annual Street Dance Returns to The District

Quincy's annual street dance put on by 'The District' returns to uptown on Saturday, August 16.

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Bill Shuler
Bill Shuler

Gems to Host Championship Game One Sunday if They Win Tonight

The Quincy Gems pulled out a 5 to 4 victory over the Danville Dans last night in Danville to even the Prospect League's best of 3 Western Division playoff series at one game a piece. With the series tied, the decisive game three will be held tonight in Danville.

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Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey
Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey

Bluesman Marquise Knox Playing at Blues in the District

The summer tradition of Blues in the District continues tonight when Marquise Knox performs in a free concert at Washington Park. Marquise was born and raised in St. Louis and handles his guitar with the best of them. A guitar he learned to play from his grandmother. With Knox's performance tonight only two more Blues in the District events remain for the summer.

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DuncanL
DuncanL

A Glow Run Is Coming to Quincy

A Glow Run is coming to Quincy on August 8, but wait, what is a Glow Run?

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