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Chicago Museums Wave Admission Fee This Fall

Anybody up for a road (or rail) trip to Chicago?

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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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Adams County Sheriff's Department

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 31 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was first sentenced 31 years ago.

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Viktor Pryymachuk

Here are The Best Places to Celebrate Easter

With Easter Sunday arriving this Sunday roughly 80 percent of all Americans are expected to observe the holiday in some way according to the personal finance website WalletHub who has put together a list of the best and worst cities for Easter Celebrations. 

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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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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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A Salute to John Records Landecker

When I was growing up in my home town of Pittsfield, Illinois, music was all around me. Dad played a guitar, Mom sang in the church choir and I listened to rock and roll. Of course the Beatles were a very big inspiration to me growing up. And so were the the DJs that played the tunes I listened to.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

The 4th Brought Out the Best and the Worst in People

Another Independence Day has come and gone and with it another round of Fourth of July celebrations featuring cookouts and fireworks. Unfortunately, the holiday also brought out the worst in some people.  

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The Big Dog’s Top Ten Purchases With a $1000 Ticketmaster Gift Card

If you have purchased baseball or concert tickets, most likely you went through Ticketmaster to get them. Well Y101 Radio did the same thing, except instead of buying something, we are giving it away to someone. That someone can buy what they want and that person might as well be you. How much you ask? Well, how about $1,000?!

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling Captures 2nd at United States All Star Federation National Championships

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling's All-Star Squad won a second place title at The United States All Star Federation (USASF) National Championships in a two-day competition May 2-3, 2015, in Chicago. 

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