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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Have You Been in The Glass Enclosure at The Willis Tower?

I know it is old news but just about everyone knows by now that the glass enclosed ledge at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sear's Tower) in Chicago had some breakage of its floor last week. The cracks appeared on the top layer of glass  and no one was actually in danger.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

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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Kids flying kites
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Go Fly a Kite in Chicago

If you want to get away for a while and have some fun, Chicago is the place to be May 3.

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PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment

Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac For New Tour, Will Stop in Chicago This Fall

Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks will tour together for the first time in 16 years. It has been announced that Fleetwood Mac's 'On With The Show' Tour will kick off September 20 in Minneapolis. Of the concert dates that have been announced so far, a Thursday, October 2 performance at the United Center in Chicago is the tour stop closest to us.

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Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Are Flying Again

A year ago I wrote a scathing blog criticizing the government for cancelling all of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels performances in 2013. Well, after a year off due to government cutbacks, the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels are resuming their high flying acrobatic shows all over the United States this year.

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Ryan Hutmacher
Angela B. Garbot

Quincy Native Ryan Hutmacher a Finalist For ‘The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef’

You may see a familiar face on national television very soon. Chicago chef, and Quincy native, Ryan Hutmacher has been selected as one of six finalists for a culinary competition on the ABC program 'The Chew.'

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iStock

The Fear – Haunted House at Navy Pier in Chicago

I was talking with a friend of mine from Chicago about haunted houses in the city. I asked him where does everybody go in Chicago for the best scare in the city. He told me one place and one place only, Navy Pier. During Halloween time they call Navy Pier THE FEAR.

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Billy Meyer/ Jeff Dorsey
Billy Meyer/ Jeff Dorsey

Did You Know That Dr. Michael Swango Was Considered a Suspect For the 1982 Tylenol Scare in Chicago?

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 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 Dr. Michael Swango and he was the topic of a discussion at last Friday's Quincy Exchange Club. The speaker was Billy Meyer who was the chief investigator for the Quincy Police Department in the 1980s when this case presented itself.

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Amtrak Station - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

All Aboard! Amtrak Ridership from Quincy to Chicago is Up

I love taking the Amtrak train to Chicago, and now I hear there is very good news for the route between Quincy and Chicago.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Eleven More Shootings and Three Deaths Saturday in Chicago

I was reading Sunday’s Quincy Herald Whig and came across a story about Chicago’s violent Saturday night and I got to thinking how nice it is to open your paper and not read about murders and other violent crime in our particular area.

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