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Students getting on school bus
Daniel Hurst

School Bus Drivers Needed

Some 23 million students get up each morning in America and catch the school bus to transport them to school. For the person behind the wheel, the responsibilities are great and don’t just involve the driving of the bus. Unfortunately, in many school districts around the country, including Quincy School District 172, there is a shortage of school bus drivers.

The District is actively looking for new drivers, so we took the opportunity to interview Dan Bartelt, the School Bus Driver Training Director for District 172, and asked him just what is involved in becoming a bus driver for the School District.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

What Street is in the Worst Condition in Quincy?

Last September I took a little 13 hour drive out of Illinois across Missouri, Kansas and into Colorado. It was funny to notice that the road conditions of each state were somewhat different as we crossed each state's border. Illinois' was the worst by far. It got me to thinking about all the roads and highways there are in this country.

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Road Closed
Kurt Parsons

State Street in Quincy to Close Monday for Two Months

Motorists who usually travel on State Street in Quincy between 24th and 30th Streets will be needing an alternate route starting this Monday, June 6.

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Memorial Bridge in Quincy is Now Closed for Repairs

Motorists crossing the Mississippi River at Quincy will do so over the Bayview Bridge for the next few months as structural work begins on the Memorial Bridge today.  The Illinois Department of Transportation closed off access to the Memorial Bridge this morning at 10:30 re-routing traffic to the Bayview Bridge making that span a two way bridge.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Owners Asked to Not Park Their Vehicles in the Gus Macker Area Sunday Morning

The 26th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The event has been hosted by the Quincy Exchange Club with all proceeds going to community project in the area. Thousands of dollars has been put back into the community over the previous 25 years. In helping you, the Exchange Club could use some help back especially for those who live and park their cars around Washington Park.  

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

Summer Day Trips Can Be Fun and Inexpensive

Graduations are happening, the grass is growing and little league baseball is starting up. It all leads up to the fact that summer is coming and will be here soon (June 20 to be exact).

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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Amtrak Train Serving the Tri-States Derails

One of the Amtrak trains that serves the Tri-State area, The Southwest Chief, was involved in a derailment today west of Ft. Dodge, Kansas shortly after midnight central time.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

New Traffic Light Activated at 10th and Broadway

After months of discussion and then weeks of installation, the traffic lights at 10th and Broadway are finally in operation today.

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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Quincy to Keep Both Amtrak Trains for Now

As the continued budget crisis for the State of Illinois continues to drag on, the concerns of many state agencies grows. How much longer can they continue to operate without the state funding  needed? That concern has been hanging over the heads of all of the cities along the state supported Amtrak routes in Illinois especially the two routes serving Quincy daily.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Illinois Drivers Need to Check their License Stickers!

If you are an Illinois driver, when is the last time you checked your license plate sticker? Is it outdated? There is more of a likelihood that it is than in years past thanks to the budget crises in the State of Illinois. No longer are Illinois driver's getting sticker renewal notices by mail from the Secretary of State.  

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