QUINCY — The Quincy City Council rejected by an 11-2 vote Monday night a resolution to spend no more than $12,500 on a hotel market feasibility study. John Mast, R-5, voted against the resolution, but he isn’t against the idea. “It was not against hotels in any way,” he said. “But should the city be […]
QUINCY — The Police Benevolent and Protective Association Labor Unit 12, which represents the officers and supervisors with the Quincy Police Department, filed a complaint Sept. 14 with the Illinois Labor Relations Board against the city of Quincy. The city responded two days later by filing a petition for a declaratory ruling from the ILRB. […]
QUINCY — Chuck Miller grew up in Ohio, spent 29 years in Alaska and has held positions all over the world. He’s spent the last six months as an airfield manager for a U.S. Army installation while living with his wife, his daughter and four granddaughters in Copperas Cove, Texas. He will start a new […]
QUINCY – Officials from the city of Quincy say no evidence of identity theft or fraud was found after an investigation of a cybersecurity incident that happened in May 2022. A press release issued late Monday afternoon said the city’s municipal operations now are fully functional. “The city appreciates the community’s patience and understanding as […]
QUINCY — After more than a year of study, review, concern and debate, an ordinance to eliminate the city’s curbside recycling program came down to one vote. After City Clerk Laura Oakman announced aldermen voted 7-7 on the issue during Monday night’s Quincy City Council meeting, Quincy Mayor Mike Troup quickly cast the deciding vote, […]
The Friends of the Trails thanks Mayor Mike Troup and the City Council for North 12th Street improvements from Locust to Koch’s Lane. These sidewalks, on one side of 12th from Locust Street to the Cedar Creek Bridge and both sides of North 12th up to Koch’s Lane, already are being used even before the […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says a city ordinance forced him to remove Gabriel Hanafin as the interim director of Quincy Regional Airport, but he believes a new director will be in place by the end of October. Hanafin is still employed at the airport as the assistant to the airport director. He took […]
QUINCY — Two ideas about the future of recycling seemed to rise above all the rest during Wednesday’s community forum about the city of Quincy’s proposed recycling ordinance. About 100 people filled the City Council chambers, offering suggestions and questions about recycling. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup served as the moderator of the forum, and near […]
QUINCY — Now that the creation of the Quincy Riverfront Development Foundation is complete, the Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation wants to know how it’s going to function. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup announced the creation of the Quincy Riverfront Development Foundation on Tuesday afternoon. The first three members of the foundation are Hal Oakley, chairman of […]
QUINCY — The formation of a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation to help raise money for the Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation finally has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon to announce the creation of the Quincy Riverfront Development Foundation. The first three members of the […]
QUINCY — The conference room at Downtown Quincy’s Atrium hotel was filled with charts, maps and big screens Thursday evening showing potential improvements for Illinois 57 between Broadway and I-172. The project, which has an overall price tag of about $75 million, appears to have been scaled down in order to make it more feasible. […]
Quincy’s mayor talks about the push to expand Illinois 57 to four lanes south of the city and updates us on Quincy’s plans for recycling.
Bob Gough talks to Mayor Mike Troup about the potential for expansion and improvements to Illinois 57 south of Quincy and what the potential changes in the city’s recycling plan mean for residents.
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup was granted an emergency summons protective order on Monday against Jason Priest, who said “Jesus has 10 sticks of dynamite for you” to the mayor during the Aug. 1 Quincy City Council meeting.
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council voted Monday night to accept the low bid of $4.43 million from County Contractors of Quincy to elevate and repair the city’s barge dock wall and grade the land adjacent to the dock.
Troup was pleased to see aldermen vote to accept the recommendation of the Aeronautics Committee and interim airport director Gabriel Hanafin to recommend to the U.S. Department of Transportation that Southern Airways Express of Palm Beach, Fla., provide essential air service at Quincy Regional Airport. Troup hopes to get official confirmation from the Department of Transportation next month.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The man who created and organized the World Free Fall Convention at Quincy Regional Airport from 1990 to 2001 says he’s thinking about bringing it back. Don Kirlin was one of four people inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame during a June 16 banquet at the Holiday Inn in Champaign. […]
QUINCY — Nearly one year after city officials displaced more than 250 people by closing the Welcome Inn at 200 Maine, the motel’s owners filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Adams County Circuit Court. Quincy Property LLC claims in the suit the city’s actions to close the motel were “arbitrary, capricious and undertaken in bad […]
Ashley is drooling over the hot new truck in town and she talks with directors of the Ulmus Academy, who plan to start classes right after Labor Day.
QUINCY — Interim airport director Gabriel Hanafin hopes representatives from the two airlines bidding to become Quincy’s essential air service provider will make presentations before a Quincy City Council meeting in late July or early August. However, members of the Aeronautics Committee expressed reluctance during Wednesday’s meeting in City Council chambers to give their blessing […]
QUINCY — A decision about the future of recycling in Quincy is expected to be made before early August. That point was emphasized Wednesday night during public forum hosted by city officials that drew about 50 citizens to the Community Room of the Quincy Town Center. Mayor Mike Troup, Director of Administrative Services Jeff Mays, […]
QUINCY — Aldermen agreed during Tuesday night’s Quincy City Council meeting that the “fix or flatten” program has been a success, but some aldermen hope measures can be taken to make property owners assume more responsibility for the cost. Aldermen approved a resolution for the demolition of a property at 649 State — damaged by […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation is formed, and board members are selected. The next step is determining how the corporation will handle the money it receives. That topic dominated Wednesday afternoon’s meeting in City Council chambers. The nine-member board will guide the implementation of the riverfront master plan and oversee the development of […]
QUINCY — The City of Quincy will utilize a service to improve its digital front door. On Monday, The Quincy City Council voted 13-0 to approve a three-year agreement with CGI Digital of Rochester, NY to create what the company calls a “Community Showcase Video Program”. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said he discovered the company […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said the city will learn the details of former President Donald Trump’s visit to the Quincy area on Wednesday. Speaking after Monday’s meeting of the City Council, Troup said he believes Trump, the nation’s 45th president, will arrive at Quincy Regional Airport on Saturday, June 25. The likely location […]
QUINCY — A resolution to authorize incentives for new residential constructions west of 12th Street between Harrison and Locust was approved during Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. However, an amendment to that resolution that would also have offered those incentives to residential constructions east of 12th Street did not. The resolution called for waiving water […]
QUINCY — Gabriel Hanafin, interim airport director at Quincy Regional Airport, expects at least one airline to make a proposal to be the airport’s essential air service provider. Proposals are expected to be opened by the U.S. Department of Transportation on July 1. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said during Wednesday afternoon’s aeronautics committee meeting that […]
Quincy Mayor Mike Troup on May 24 said the city has spent about $150,000 on outside consultants and $500,000 for an encryption key to regain access to the city’s information services systems. The City Council approved May 23 an emergency payment for cyber security consulting, emergency purchases and retaining the firms of Mullen Coughlin, LLC, […]
QUINCY — A Chicago attorney from a national law firm issued a statement Monday morning on behalf of the city of Quincy and the Quincy Public Library, saying the cause of the May 7 cyber attack on the city’s computer systems has not yet been determined. City employees have not received or sent emails on […]
QUINCY — A change Mayor Mike Troup wants to make in Quincy’s engineering, utilities and Central Services departments means bringing back a title the city hasn’t used in nearly 25 years. Aldermen tabled at last Monday’s meeting of the City Council an appointment by Troup of Steve Bange as engineering manager. They want to vote […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says city officials are still investigating how and why the emails for city employees have been unavailable after they discovered a cyber attack on May 7, but he believes light is at the end of the tunnel. “I finally do, yeah,” Troup said after Monday’s City Council meeting. “I’m […]
QUINCY — The wait for an answer from Jonathan Lewin is nearly over. Lewin, who received an offer May 2 from the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to become the chief of the Quincy Police Department, told Muddy River News Thursday night in a text that he will “have a decision (Friday).” Lewin, 54, […]
QUINCY — The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners discussed hiring requirements and approvals for police officers and firefighters, reviewed records of previous closed meetings, finalized the commission’s annual report and took action on several other items during its meeting Tuesday morning at City Hall. What the commissioners did not discuss in open session, however, […]
QUINCY — No action was taken by the Quincy City Council during its Monday meeting in regard to the ongoing negotiations with Jonathan Lewin as the city’s next chief of police. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said during a Monday press conference he planned to ask the City Council to request that the Board of Fire […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council approved spending $24,341 on a new redundant firewall from SecureData Technologies during its meeting Monday night. It won’t fix, however, the current problems with the city’s email system. The computer systems of the City of Quincy were hit with a cyber attack during the weekend. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup and two aldermen plan to ask the City Council at tonight’s weekly meeting to request that the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners extend their probationary offer with Jonathan Lewin to become the chief of police from six months to one year. Troup and aldermen Mike Rein (R-5) and […]
QUINCY — Steve Meckes, one of three members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, said Quincy Mayor Mike Troup has been “manipulative” and “somewhat threatening” during the process to find a new chief of the Quincy Police Department. Meckes expressed his concerns Monday afternoon, hours after a press conference Troup and two aldermen […]
The computer systems of the City of Quincy were hit with a cyber attack over the weekend.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday. QUINCY — After agreeing to a four-year, $10.8 million contract in September to be the essential air service provider for Quincy Regional Airport, Cape Air notified the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday of its intent to end passenger air service in Quincy. Andrew Bonney, […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says he’s talked with Jonathan Lewin about the offer made Monday to become the chief of the Quincy Police Department. However, he doesn’t yet have an answer. Troup said after Monday night’s meeting of the Quincy City Council that he needed to speak with Barry Cheyne, one of the […]
When Mike Troup took office as Quincy’s mayor last May, he had to work with the budget the previous administration and City Council had approved.
The money, if approved by the Quincy City Council on Monday night, would use proceeds from the 1 percent Food and Beverage Tax. Troup said he had a good dialogue with the hotel managers and said the city will tweak the language.
QUINCY — A Quincy woman speaking to the Quincy City Council at Monday’s meeting shed light on an increasing number of canceled Cape Air flights at Quincy Regional Airport. Whitney Mintert addressed aldermen during the public forum portion of the meeting. During her allotted three minutes, Mintert said she and her husband, Michael Joyce, moved […]
QUINCY — Aldermen voted Monday night to authorize another $250,000 for the Quincy Workforce Relocation Assistance Program (Q-WRAP), but it was clear some aldermen aren’t convinced of the program’s effectiveness. The program aims to incentivize out-of-town employees to move to Quincy by offering $5,000 in property tax relief for those buying a house or $3,500 […]
QUINCY — The days of a truck stopping in front of your home and picking up your recyclable materials are likely ending. “Yeah, it’s probably a fair statement,” Central Services Director Kevin McClean said. “We are definitely looking for other alternatives to make things more economical, so it’s not costing the taxpayers more money than […]
Turner expects to market the sale of the 3.0678-acre lot in April. A 2.5-acre parcel is zoned C2, but another 0.5-acre parcel is zoned C1B. An ordinance amending the city map to zone the entire property C2 will get a third and final reading during Monday’s City Council meeting.
Quincy Mayor Mike Troup gave his first State of the City address to the Quincy Exchange Club over the noon hour Friday.
me in, certain precincts looked good and some others seemed to fall short. We knew we would be getting a strong crossover vote from Democrats who had worked with and supported Paul previously, but didn’t know if that would be enough.
QUINCY — The qualifications for a candidate to be Quincy’s next chief of police now are much less stringent. The job was posted earlier this month on the Illinois Police Chief Association website. However, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners — Barry Cheyne, Steve Meckes and Kerry Anders — voted Friday during a special […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup’s proposal for Jason Finney appointed to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners ran into a snag during Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. Troup said in a Friday interview that Kerry Anders’ term expired at the end of January. Anders said in a Sunday interview he wants to fulfill […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup plans to appoint former 3rd Ward alderman Jason Finney to the city’s Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, effective immediately for a three-year term, at Monday’s City Council meeting. Kerry Anders, who Finney would replace on the committee, isn’t quite ready to step aside. Troup said in a Friday […]
QUINCY — The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners released a timeline on Saturday showing a plan for a new chief of the Quincy Police Department to be announced at the May 16 meeting of the Quincy City Council. The process to find the new police chief, however, will change slightly compared to the process […]
Council, Hannibal Regional Port Authority, City of Hannibal Industrial Development Authority and Hannibal Industrial Development Corporation. The e-mails are directed to many business and governmental leaders in Northeast Missouri.
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says the ShopKo property at 3200 Broadway has been sold, and negotiations are nearly complete for a big box retailer willing to spend $20 million to renovate and occupy the former Kmart building at 3701 Broadway. The City Council voted in late November to subdivide the ShopKo lot into […]
Aldermen waited until after an executive session meeting to public address three resolutions on the agenda for Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. They approved a motion to combine the three resolutions into one.
Priest then claimed “they” had gotten to Troup, insulted Corporation Counsel Lonnie Dunn for saying the pre-meeting prayer, talked about Afghan children going to bed hungry, and went on a profanity-laced tirade that led to near blows with an alderman.
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QUINCY — Rob Copley made it through his resignation letter without shedding a tear. “That was very hard,” he said. “I actually surprised myself that I read the letter as well as I did without choking up at all.” After 42 years with the Quincy Police Department, with 18 as the chief of police, Copley […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Tree Commission planted a tree Tuesday along the Bill Klingner Trail to commemorate Arbor Day. Though Arbor Day is annually commemorated on the final Friday in April, the commission chose to plant a tree in celebration Tuesday because of the many benefits to a late planting. The Arbor Day Foundation says […]
QUINCY — Shari Ray, comptroller for the City of Quincy, wants to know what aldermen want to do with extra money collected during Fiscal Year 2022 before work on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget begins. Ray explained during a Finance Committee meeting held before Monday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting how the city has an […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council approved an ordinance amending the city’s municipal code for video gaming licenses, bringing them more in line with the Illinois Liquor Control Statute. Aldermen approved one small change before voting on the ordinance Monday night, increasing the fee for an individual video gaming terminal to $200 from $100. The […]
Quincy Mayor Mike Troup used his monthly luncheon session Wednesday to discuss housing and raise money for the United Way of Adams County. Troup said he hopes to have a proposal before the Quincy City Council in December that would provide an incentive to rental property owners to rehabilitate areas that need improvement. “I think […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council looked for the first time during Monday night’s meeting at an ordinance that Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says brings the city’s municipal code for video gaming licenses more in line with the Illinois Liquor Control Statute. “We’re not looking at creating additional revenues, but just maintaining and cleaning (the […]
QUINCY — Aldermen got their first look at a proposed re-districted city ward map at Monday’s City Council meeting. Anyone else getting their first glance at the map would have to look long and hard to find the changes. Only two sections of the current map were adjusted to create the proposed map. One is […]
QUINCY — City Hall will be the host of a soup fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in City Council chambers. This event is open to the public. Chili and chicken noodle soup will be provided by the bowl, along with a side of cornbread, for a free will donation. All donations will […]
When the Quincy City Council first approved the Quincy Workforce Relocation Assistance Program (Q-WRAP) in August, Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said he hoped the program would be so successful that he would be back before the Council to ask for more funding. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, the mayor asked and the aldermen answered. […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council approved Monday spending $973,171 for the city’s 2021 concrete repair project that consists of the patching of concrete pavement, fire hydrant replacement and new sewer manholes at six locations throughout the city. Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering, specifically mentioned the intersection of 27th and Cedar. Most of […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup hopes to have something to present to the Quincy City Council within two weeks that would modify how the city oversees video gaming operators. There is one slight problem. Quincy doesn’t have much leeway. “The state will not allow us to be more restrictive to gaming,” Troup said. Troup […]
QUINCY — Mike Troup’s first “Lunch with the Mayor” drew about 15 people to City Council chambers Wednesday afternoon. “I think it was good,” he said. “We need to do more of these. Some ideas that came up today are important, and we need to follow up with them.” Quincy Planning and Development Director Chuck […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup informed aldermen Tuesday night of his plans to hold a monthly meeting for people to learn more about issues the city is facing. The first meeting of “Lunch With Mayor Troup” is set for noon on Oct. 20 in City Council chambers at City Hall. “But bring your own […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup says he’s working to bring a hotel to the city, and the director of real estate for the company that owns the Quincy Town Center says he’s talking with several major hotel chains about building in Quincy. However, the president of the Quincy Hotel and Lodging Association isn’t sure […]
QUINCY — The three-man Fire and Police Commission met Wednesday afternoon in the Caucus Room at City Hall. They discussed training, interviews, hiring, and recruitment of firefighters and police officers during a nearly two-hour session. However, a promise made Monday by Quincy Mayor Mike Troup to attend the meeting and file a complaint against Police […]
QUINCY — Monday night’s meeting of the Quincy City Council had most of those who left the chambers shaking their heads. No one was quite sure exactly what happened. While Mayor Mike Troup’s proposed rental registration ordinance went down in flames on a 9-5 vote, the status of the proposed ordinance to give the mayor […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup outlined an eight-point plan Monday morning to be added to his proposed ordinance that would change how future police and fire chiefs would be hired. Troup met for approximately an hour with Steve Meckes, Kerry Anders and Barry Cheyne — members of the city’s Fire and Police Commission — […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup called Police Chief Rob Copley’s annual report to aldermen last month “misleading,” believes there’s a “lack of performance” in regard to Copley and doesn’t believe Fire Chief Bernie Vahlkamp was “the top candidate” when he was hired in July. Troup made those comments during a Fire and Police Commission […]
CHICAGO— The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected officers and members to its Board of Directors at its Annual Business Meeting, held September 25, as a part of the 108th IML Annual Conference at the Hilton Chicago. The IML membership unanimously elected Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe to serve a one-year term as President. Also elected […]
QUINCY — Elijah Tarpein is much like many kids his age. At 3 1/2 years old, he wants a puppy, likes peanut butter milkshakes and enjoys watching YouTube videos. “He lives a life full of joy,” said Amy Elijah also is much different than many kids his age. He was diagnosed at birth with lissencephaly, […]
QUINCY — An amendment to the Code of Ordinances for the City of Quincy that would call for the mayor — instead of the three-person Board of Fire and Police Commissioners — to appoint and terminate the city’s police and fire chiefs raised a few eyebrows. The City Council chambers were filled for Tuesday night’s […]
QUINCY — Mayor Mike Troup expects a new residential rental property procedure to be presented to City Council before the end of September. Troup was optimistic about that likelihood following a late Wednesday afternoon meeting of the Residential Rental Property Registration Committee (RRPRC) inside City Hall. “From where we started to where we are now, […]
QUINCY — The City of Quincy is ready to spend money to attract new workers after approving on Monday night a resolution authorizing the Quincy Workforce Relocation Assistance Program. The program, known as Q-WRAP, is designed to provide up to $5,000 in a one-time property tax rebate to people who live outside Quincy and buy […]
QUINCY — Leroy Rossmiller enjoys sitting on the front porch of his home on Hampshire near the middle of the double-block between 20th and 22nd streets. The wood floor squeaks softly as he leans back in his rocking chair, and the leaves rustle softly in the early morning breeze. And then the buses start moving […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup isn’t sure if a problem exists, but he wants to examine the number of video gaming terminals in Quincy. Troup announced at Monday’s City Council meeting he is temporarily freezing the number of liquor licenses in his role as the city’s liquor commissioner. He noted that the city had […]
Quincy’s mayor sits down with Bob Gough to discuss recent events that involved housing, rentals gaming and liquor licenses.
QUINCY — As Quincy Mayor Mike Troup was reading aloud some of the facts about the work done on Maine Street from 24th to 30th, he took particular pleasure in one. “The original water main was from 1896,” he said. “I think the city got its money’s worth on that.” Troup and a handful of […]
By DAVID ADAMMuddy River News Editor QUINCY — Malcolm Thomas had heard rumors for several days. So he wasn’t surprised when he and his girlfriend, Tarra Florea, learned Tuesday morning they had to move their belongings from the Welcome Inn, 200 Maine. “We already knew it was going to happen,” Thomas said. “There always were […]
QUINCY — Your garbage will be picked up every day but three during the next three years. The Quincy City Council approved adoption of a three-year agreement with the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 822-District 9, concerning terms and wages from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2024. The employees at the […]
By DAVID ADAMMuddy River News Editor QUINCY — Mayor Mike Troup expects to resolve the fate of a Quincy motel early next week when he reviews an engineering report on structural and safety issues. Michael Seaver, building official and director of inspection and enforcement for the city, met Friday for a walkthrough of the property with representatives […]
By STEVE EIGHINGER QUINCY — The city’s Residential Rental Property Registration Committee continued to move forward Wednesday in addressing the needs of both landlords and tenants. The committee is exploring avenues for establishing a residential rental property registration process and offering a number of enforcement measures. The meeting was the second of at least four […]
QUINCY — The City of Quincy is trying something different when it comes to filling potholes this summer. The Department of Central Services typically would send trucks throughout the city and patch holes with shovelfuls of a bituminous coal mix. “Yeah, the city has been doing that for 20 years, and it doesn’t work,” Quincy […]
Following last week’s marathon City Council meeting that was mostly centered on the issue, Quincy Mayor Mike Troup wasted no time in putting together a committee to look at the possibility of rental property registration in the city. Troup himself will lead the committee, which will eventually have 10 people. It also includes four aldermen, […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council voted Monday night to table discussion about a proposed residential rental property registration ordinance, choosing to spend the next 2 ½ months to study the issue before aldermen review it in September. Seven people spoke to the City Council on Monday in support of the ordinance. Mayor Mike Troup […]
QUINCY — It took the Traffic Commission about 30 minutes of brainstorming on Monday night to come up with a few adjustments to the plan to build a second Carter’s Coffee Bar in the city, with this one going at the northwest corner of Seventh and Broadway. With the Traffic Commission’s blessing, the Quincy City […]
Before taking over Monday as mayor, Troup attends final School Board meeting QUINCY — Mike Troup says becoming Quincy’s mayor was “never on his bucket list,” but he believes his six-year tenure as a member of the Quincy School Board helped prepare him for his next venture. Troup attended his last School Board meeting on […]