Bill Klingner's work for the upper Mississippi River became a lifelong passion.
Calvin A. Warren was one of the earliest lawyers in Quincy. Born in Elizabethtown, N.Y., in 1807, he moved to Ohio in the early 1830s and married in 1835.
Margaret Ringier, head librarian at the Quincy Public Library, confronted her tobacco-chewing patrons. She posted signs around the library on Nov. 9, 1921, declaring: "Warning--No Spitting! Fine $2 to $20."
On Dec. 3, 1885, The Quincy Whig reported on celebrations in the city after the announcement that Quincy had been chosen as the location for the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home.