The lot on the southeast corner of Fourth and Maine where the former Newcomb Hotel stood has not been sold. The sign just blew over in the wind.
It took some digging both online and in The Herald-Whig archives, but fireworks have been outlawed in Illinois since 1935. However, no reason was given in the accounts we located.
The rail line is owned by the Burlington Junction Railway, a short-line freight railroad that operates industrial rail lines.
The area where the machinery was parked is part of the Dock's property, and it uses the space for additional parking. So the Park District isn't planning to build anything right there.
The wind turbine west of Pittsfield is owned by the Illinois Electric Cooperative and started operating in May 2005.
Hannibal City Manager Jeff LaGarce said teh outlets are for Christmas lights and perhaps some other miscellaneous plug-ins during festivals.