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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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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images
Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

The Chicago Cubs Want Your Logo to Commemorate 100 Years at Wrigley

Want a sign of spring?  Well the pitchers and catchers for major league baseball teams reported to camp today in Florida and Arizona in preparation for the upcoming baseball season.  

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Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images

The Shootings in Chicago Continue

According to the Chicago’s WBBM-TV web page, the police in Chicago are changing their response to the 911 calls they get beginning this week. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim is not in immediate danger.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Spend Cubs, Spend – Chicago Cubs to Invest Millions Into Wrigley Field

According to the Associated Press the Chicago Cubs want to do a "complete renovation of the ballpark." That ball park is Wrigley Field. It's called the "Wrigley 20-14". Wrigley will be marking it's 100th year in 2014

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Photo By: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Photo By: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Luke Guthrie on Top of the World

I have never met Luke Guthrie but I feel like he's one of us simply by being from Quincy. This young man came from behind yesterday to win the Web.com Tour's WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Texas.  He was 5 shots back when play started yesterday and he made up the difference and then some after firing a 6 under par 66 in the final round.

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Olympics Are Over. Now What?

Ok , if you have been a regular reader of my blogs, you know I can come up with some wild thoughts about things.  As I was watching the closing ceremonies for the Olympics in London, England , I was thinking about just how fast things went.

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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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