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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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Jeff Dorsey
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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