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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amtrak Train Turns Around

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both trains routes ending in Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Memorial Bridge in Quincy Has Been Reopened

The Quincy Memorial Bridge, that spans the Mississippi River between West Quincy and Quincy, is now open to traffic after being closed for five days due to flooding. 

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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

The Top Ten Reasons Gas Prices Went Up Again

I am sure you noticed the price of a gallon of gas took a huge leap this week. There is always some lame excuse as to why when this happens. So instead of listening to them, I have come up with my own top 10 reasons why gas prices went up.

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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 20th anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 20 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincian James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Bayview Bridge, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

City of Quincy Should Light Bayview Bridge and Add a Welcome Sign

One of former Mayor John Spring's desires was to have the Quincy Bayview Bridge illuminated at night. With a new administration in place for the city, I am not sure just where that plan stands.  

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Litter in Quincy
Litter in Quincy

Littering Getting Out of Hand

I recently took a little drive across the bridge from Quincy into West Quincy and couldn't help notice all the snow had melted and after looking around I wished it were back. The more I drove the more I noticed all the litter strewn along the roadway.

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Kavork Djansezian
Kavork Djansezian

I Have Questions About West Quincy

West Quincy, Missouri. I don't think I have ever called West Quincy "West Quincy, Missouri." It is in Missouri, but does anybody call it West Quincy, Missouri?

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