What happens to animals in deer park during July 4 fireworks?
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What happens to animals in deer park during July 4 fireworks?

None of the animals is removed from the two enclosures at the Lynn Deer Park during the fireworks displays. Rick Gengenbacher, marking director at the Illinois Veterans Home, said there have been no reports of problems with the deer or buffaloes.

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How did the Orr Center come to be named?
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How did the Orr Center come to be named?

The Orr Research Center near Perry is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the appropriation bills that created it, and hosted a celebration last week.

Can the city do anything about the two damaged houses in the 500 block of Sycamore?
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Can the city do anything about the two damaged houses in the 500 block of Sycamore?

It looks like you are referring to 513 and 517 Sycamore. The two properties are included on the city's fix-or-flatten program list, which was approved by the Quincy City Council on June 26.

Are there records of how many people are buried in Quincy cemeteries?
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Are there records of how many people are buried in Quincy cemeteries?

There is no all-encompassing online database of people who are buried in Quincy and Adams County, but the Great River Genealogical Society compiled burial records for all Adams County residents.

The 'for sale' sign at the Newcomb Hotel property is gone. Was it sold?
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The 'for sale' sign at the Newcomb Hotel property is gone. Was it sold?

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.

What can we do to get fireworks legalized in Illinois?
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What can we do to get fireworks legalized in Illinois?

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.

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Do you have an update of the city removing the railroad tracks on Chestnut between 28th and 30th streets?

The rail line is owned by the Burlington Junction Railway, a short-line freight railroad that operates industrial rail lines.

At Lincoln Park I see a lot of machinery near the Dock. What is the Park District planning to build in that area?
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At Lincoln Park I see a lot of machinery near the Dock. What is the Park District planning to build in that area?

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.

Who owns the wind turbine just east of Pittsfield?
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Who owns the wind turbine just east of Pittsfield?

The wind turbine west of Pittsfield is owned by the Illinois Electric Cooperative and started operating in May 2005.

What is the purpose of the electric outlets along Main Street in downtown Hannibal?
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What is the purpose of the electric outlets along Main Street in downtown Hannibal?

Hannibal City Manager Jeff LaGarce said teh outlets are for Christmas lights and perhaps some other miscellaneous plug-ins during festivals.