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Y101′s Best April Fools Pranks

April Fool's Day is an informal day filled with jokes and pranks played on people. Over the last several years Y101 has pulled a couple of pranks that are quite memorable, but one of the best pranks ever was conducted by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). 

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St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey
St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey

Another Great St. Patrick’s Parade is History

The 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is in the books. Many thanks to everyone for being in the parade and coming down to watch it as we finally "Ushered in Spring".  With over 100 entries, this year's parade was the biggest ever surpassing the previous record of 94 entries.  

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Fire Truck - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Citizen’s Fire Academy in Quincy

Did you know that the City of Quincy has a Citizen's Fire Academy? It does and you can be a part of it.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock

Price Hike for Quincy Trash Stickers

Garbage stickers in Quincy are getting more expensive. On an 11-3 vote, the Quincy City council increased the price to 75 cents. Residents also have the choice of using a larger tote for a monthly fee. The increase is effective May 1.

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Anthony Correia, Getty Images
Anthony Correia, Getty Images

Kudos to All the Plow Drivers

Little by little things are getting back to normal as the snow has basically subsided. The issues with blowing and drifting snow remain so travel still questionable in some areas. Overall, in the City of Quincy, I must send kudos to the plow drivers.

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Removing snow with a shovel
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Don’t Forget to Clear Snow Off Your Sidewalk

It looks like your shovel is going to be your best friend for the next few days. Thank goodness it was a dry snow and very light in texture which makes for easier shoveling. As you already know, driving conditions are not the best despite the efforts of City, County and State plows that have been working throughout the day and night.

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Larry W. Smith, Getty Images
Larry W. Smith, Getty Images

Got Drive By Shooting Information? What Are You Waiting For?

OK, it is going on two days since two apparent drive by shootings took place. I wrote about them yesterday and the comments I am getting, as expected, show that people were upset with what happened here in their city and they don't want to see a repeat of it. So,     I write this blog to the person or persons who know exactly what took place and why. What are you waiting for?

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

It’s Time To Come Forward and Tell the Police What You Know

The City of Quincy has been somewhat insulated from the problem of drive by shootings until last night.  The Quincy Police Department is currently investigating two apparent drive by shootings that took place last night.

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Applications Available For Police Officer Testing in Quincy

The Police and Fire Commissioners have announced that applications for Police Officer Testing are available on the City of Quincy Web Site.

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Pierre Villard - Pool, Getty Images
Pierre Villard - Pool, Getty Images

Don’t Recycle Your Christmas Wrapping Paper

If you were saving that used wrapping paper for the recycle bin, you should know that wrapping paper cannot be recycled. It needs to go in the trash, instead.  

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