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Shedd Aquarium Offering Free Admission

The Shedd Aquarium is one of my favorite places to visit when I go to Chicago. And this month they are offering FREE admission.

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If We Gain Sky West, Could We Lose an Amtrak Train?

By now you have heard that the City of Quincy is reviewing options for air service for Quincy. Basically, it came down to Sky West or Boutique Airlines. The initial choice was Boutique Air but the City Council had second thoughts and has recommended Sky West to the U.S. Department of Transportation for approval. This decision may have other ramifications.

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Samsung at Lollapalooza 2016 - Day 2
Tasos Katopodis - Getty Images

Are Large Music Events For You?

During some of my free time this weekend, Alta and I watched live coverage from Chicago of Lollapalooza - a huge music fest, featuring over 180 acts appearing on seven stages over four days...

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

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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Chicago Museums to Offer Free Admission This Summer For Illinois Residents

If you're taking a vacation to Chicago this summer, many of Chicago's biggest attractions are offering free admission on selected days.

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National Transportation Safety Board

Deadly Plane Collision at Baldwin Field Occurred 20 Years Ago

November 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly collision of two aircraft at Baldwin Field in Quincy which led to the deaths of 14 people.  United Express Flight 5925 with twelve passengers on board collided with a King Air aircraft with two people on board.

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Protests Erupt Around Country Day After Donald Trump Elected President
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The Election is Over. It’s Time to Move On.

 

The long Presidential campaign is finally over and Donald Trump won out over Hillary Clinton and will be this nation’s 45th President. Let me start out by saying I didn’t care for either Trump or Clinton.

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Should Chicago and Illinois Become Two States? [POLL]

Yesterday, I talked about one of the post-election inevitabilities in people declaring their intention to leave the country, yet not following through once they realize how daunting a prospect that is...

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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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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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