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Is it true Quincy used to have a Taco John's? Where was it?

The Quincy Taco John's was at 207 N. 36th St. According to a Jan. 2, 1975, article in The Herald-Whig, the fast-food restaurant was owned by Gary Potts of Macomb.

How long can a utility trailer sit on the street?
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How long can a utility trailer sit on the street?

City ordinances do not allow for trailers to remain parked on city streets for an extended time.

What is the name, location of settlement where Lincoln worked in a store as a young man?
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What is the name, location of settlement where Lincoln worked in a store as a young man?

It looks like you mean New Salem in Menard County along the Sangamon River, not to be confused with the community in Pike County.

What was the purpose of the stone foundation on Cedar Creek just west of 12th Street?
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What was the purpose of the stone foundation on Cedar Creek just west of 12th Street?

Matt Higley, director of parks with the Quincy Park District, said he's not positive, but he thinks the foundation you are talking about is part of the original pump station for the Illinois Veterans Home.

Has the city of Quincy considered biweekly recycling pickup?
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Has the city of Quincy considered biweekly recycling pickup?

Biweekly recycling pickup was one option considered by the city of Quincy when garbage and recycling was looked at in 2013.

Did Quincy choose between getting the Illinois Veterans Home and a state university?
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Did Quincy choose between getting the Illinois Veterans Home and a state university?

We've heard that before, too, but histories of the Illinois Veterans Home don't mention the city having one oprion or the other. More than 50 communities in Illinois initally expressed interest for the facility.

Why does Quincy pick up recycling in regular garbage trucks some weeks?
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Why does Quincy pick up recycling in regular garbage trucks some weeks?

Kevin McClean, director of Quincy Central Services, said he understands the frustration of residents who may separate their recyclables only to see them thrown in the back of a garbage truck some weeks.

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