It costs $17.2 million a year to operate the Chicago Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains between Quincy and Chicago. In fiscal 2017, $11.6 million was provided through IDOT, with the remainder captured through ticket sales and other revenue.
Checking our archives, we didn't come across any interior shots of the Quincy Museum of the American Indian that now serves as a storage building on Quinsippi Island.
The answer basically lies with the state of Illinois. There is no statewide requirement that children wear bicycle helmets.