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Pets Now Allowed on The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg

Amtrak travelers between Chicago and Quincy will now be allowed to take small cats and dogs with them for $25 in the first test in the nation of what could become a system wide pets-on-board Amtrak policy. The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains will be the first Amtrak testing grounds for the service.

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Can We Quit Messing With The Clocks? The Big Dog’s Top 10 Reasons to Leave The Clocks Alone

This Sunday we mess with the clocks again as we “Spring Forward” one hour into Standard Time. So at 2 a.m. Sunday we move the clocks to 3 and lose an hour. Most of us will be sleeping so we actually will lose an hour sleep which is the hour we gained last November. It would be nice if we just left the clocks alone.  With that said, here are my top 10 reasons to leave the clocks alone.

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Amtrak Coalition Holds News Conference

A news conference was held at noon today (Monday) at Quincy’s Amtrak Station as a coalition of personnel from five cities along the Amtrak route from Princeton to Quincy were in attendance.

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Photo By: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

Top 10 Reasons Why We Need to Leave the Clocks Alone

This Sunday we mess with the clocks again as we “Fall Back” one hour into Standard Time. So at 2am Sunday we move the clocks to 1am and repeat the hour.  Most of us will be sleeping so we actually will gain an hour sleep which is the hour we lost last March. It would be nice if we just left the clocks alone.  With that said, here are my top 10 reasons to leave the clocks alone.

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Kewanee Has The Right Idea, Unfortunately at Quincy’s Expense

I was reading my Sunday edition of the Quincy Herald Whig when I came across an insert for National Train Day which is Saturday, May 11. The insert was apparently provided and paid for by the Henry County, Illinois Tourism Bureau, The City of Kewanee, Illinois, and the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Mile after Magnificent Mile.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Amtrak Celebrates It’s 42nd Birthday Today

Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of train service in this country known as Amtrak. Amtrak's passenger railroad operations began on this date in 1971. Next week we will be starting a promotion on Y101 to give away a round trip for two to Chicago from Quincy aboard either the Illinois Zephyr ot the Carl Sandburg.  

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Quincy in Close-Up: Amtrak Station

The Quincy Amtrak Station

The Quincy Amtrak station is on Wisman Lane. It opened in 1985. The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg routes offer daily service between Quincy and Chicago.

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Photo by: Phillip Olson
Photo by: Phillip Olson

Amtrak to Hannibal?

I was reading Saturday's Quincy Herald Whig and came across the Five on Five feature they print each week. One of the questions was "Is Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?" The consensus was that it is a good idea. And I agree.

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