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DaveVictor - Ex-IDOT boss blames gov\'s office for majority of improper hires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Does the former City of Quincy engineer Jeff Steinkamp's name appear anywhere in this report? He ended up landing on his feet with a sweet IDOT ghost job after he got canned.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They did follow the citizenry, few that they were. The aldermen buckled for fear of not getting reelected and missing their pay as aldermen, healthcare etc.!
Quincyan2 - QND sees slight enrollment dip - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What's your point? QND is not for everyone, and everyone knows that. QND is not equipped to give every young person an education. The public schools are more capable of providing special education programs and also for providing AP courses for superb students. But for those that choose QND, the rewards last a lifetime and immeasurable. For the average or above average young person, QND provides…
Righty1 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just checked my Constitution, nothing on garbage. You could also cancel your Quincy fire protection and contract with Tri-Township. Cancel your water and sewer then drill a well and add septic, put up a wind generator to bypass CIPS. However, all those are band by government who use their constitutional authority.
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm going to add....contact your alderman and the mayor if you want to see contracting out tried again rather than spending more money here. The city can absorb the initial cost of the totes for the contract which would reduce the cost put on the water bill. From that point on totes would be provided for free but there would be a replacement cost if you "lose" it. Then you substitute the revenue…

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1 year, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

Those stunning gains also figure to weaken Gov. Pat Quinn, who no longer will have the capability of singlehandedly blocking legislation with his veto

From suntimes.com:

Tuesday's election results represented what one GOP strategist late Tuesday soberly called "a bloodbath for Illinois Republicans" at the Statehouse.

With the defeat of four House Republican incumbents and a net gain of seven seats, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) secured a 71-47 veto-proof majority in the Illinois House.

The results were similar -- and more historic -- in the Senate for Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), who picked up a net gain of five seats, giving him a 40-19 veto-proof majority.

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