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Kurt Parsons

Dreaming of a Better City – What Would You Like to See Come to Quincy?

They say if you are going to dream, dream big. When it comes to Quincy, there are several things I’d love to see happen in this beautiful Gem City. Some are achievable, some are way out there, and some will never happen. But a guy can dream, can’t he? From restaurants to entertainment here are six things on my personal Quincy dream list:

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The District
The District

‘The District’ Begins Flag Purchasing Campaign

I received a newsletter this morning from The District in Quincy. In it, Travis Brown of wrote the following, “As Independence Day came and went, we have noticed that the American flags throughout The District are becoming more tattered and worn. This doesn't reflect well upon our City or our patriotism as a community, and The District is organizing an effort to change this.”

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images

Adams County Real Estate Taxes Are Due Tuesday

For Adams County taxpayers a reminder that the first of two installment payments on real estate taxes are due on Tuesday, July 2.

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Julie Denesha, Getty Images
Julie Denesha, Getty Images

City Reminds Residents of the Yard Waste Disposal Guidelines

The City of Quincy is reminding residents of the city about the guidelines for the City Yard Waste Program. According to Marty Stegeman, the Director of Operations, grass clippings and leaves must be placed in paper bags and NOT plastic garbage bags. Plastic bags will NOT be collected.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy Firefighters Turn Up the Heat on Closing Fire Station

It looks like the "heat" just got turned up today between City Hall and the Fire Department in Quincy.  In my mailbox today came a large postcard (see above) filled with information as to why the City of Quincy should NOT closed down one of its fire stations.  

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Quincy City Hall, Kurt Parsons
Quincy City Hall, Kurt Parsons

Quincy City Hall to be Closed on Memorial Day

Quincy City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. City Hall will reopen Tuesday, May 27, 2014 for regular business hours.

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Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey
Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey

The Face of Quincy’s 24th and Broadway is Rapidly Changing

Demolition crews began working yesterday to demolish the old Daylight Donuts building at 24th and Broadway and have roped off the adjacent building which used to house The Associated Bank. This coupled with the removal of a building directly east of the Coach House Restaurant is certainly making 24th and Broadway begin to take on another look.  

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Here is the Dogwood Festival Block Party List

The Dogwood Festival Block parties will be held May 2, throughout the City of Quincy. Fourteen block parties were reported to Y101.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

City of Quincy Sets Dates for Wheeled Garbage Tote Signups

The City of Quincy will begin a Wheeled Garbage Tote sign up on Monday May 5 through Friday June 6. Sign ups will be held in the Water Department on the 2nd floor at City Hall.  You may call to sign up at (217) 228-4580 if you have a password on your water account. If not, you must sign up in person at City Hall.

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Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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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