Rob Mellon was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. He is a 1989 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and he earned a degree in History from Quincy University in 1993. Rob worked as an on-air personality for WQCY/WTAD until 1994.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
I want to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who attended the candidate forum in Woodford County. It was a great event with some excellent questions.
Illinois 18th Congressional District
Quincy is a picturesque river city setting astride the mighty Mississippi River in Adams County – known as the “Gem City” for its architectural and natural beauty. In 2010, Forbes magazine listed Quincy as one of the top 15 small cities to raise a family in the United States.
Named after the Peoria tribe, the city of Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois. The “River City” is the largest city on the Illinois River and the home to the headquarters of famous Caterpillar, Inc.
Springfield is the capital city of the great State of Illinois and the home of our nation’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Springfield is also known as the birthplace of the corn dog and the horseshoe sandwich – yum!
BLOOMINGTON - NORMAL
Bloomington and Normal are situated in Mclean County and together are the fastest growing communities in the state of Illinois. Bloomington is the home of State Farm Insurance and Normal is filled with Redbird fans from Illinois State University. Bloomington is the home of Illinois governor and Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.
The city of Macomb is the county seat of McDonough County named after famed War of 1812 general Alexander Macomb. The city is proudly the home of the Leathernecks of Western Illinois University.
Jacksonville is where “people make the difference.” Situated in Morgan County, Jacksonville is the former home of Capitol Records vinyl record plant that produced records for rock legends The Beatles, among others. The city is also the home to the Heavy Weight Champion of the World the late Ken Norman.
The city of Lincoln is located on historical U.S. Route 66, and is the only town in the United States named for Abraham Lincoln before he was president. Lincoln is the home of the great American poet Langston Hughes, the leader of the Harlem Renaissance – “when Harlem was in vogue”.
Pittsfield is located in Pike County and is known as the “Pork Capital” of the Midwest. Pike County is a proud part of Illinois that is home to Abraham Lincoln’s secretary and diplomat John Hay, as well as Medal of Honor recipient, James Flynn.
The fishing and wildlife are so plentiful in Havana that mobster Al Capone used to make trips down from Chicago to fish and hunt. Located in Mason County, Havana is a tough river town known for its colorful history and interesting people.
Beardstown is a tough, blue collar river town on the Illinois River. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln enjoyed some interesting nights in Beardstown. Need some investment advice? The Beardstown Ladies might be able to help. The Ladies are known to get a better return on investments than most Wall Street firms.
Nauvoo with its rich history, is located on a picturesque wide bend in the Mississippi River. The Mormons arrived in 1839 and built a thriving community before their departure. Nauvoo also has a very strong Catholic tradition. The city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Warsaw was founded by “Old Rough and Ready” Zachary Taylor in 1814 making it one of the oldest settlements in Western Illinois. The Warsaw Brewery opened at the beginning of the Civil War and remained operational for more than 100 years – my wife’s grandpa was the last one to lock the doors to the old brewery when it closed in 1971.