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jnalse87 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why does that matter? If you paid attention to any of the news articles your ignorant a$$ would know his father lives out of state. Jesus Christ you people are something else... SMH!!!
WarCry - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
My father was an over-the-road truck driver and my mom tended bar when I was a kid. You have any other smart-ass, unintelligent questions like this?
QuincyGuy - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is sad that the young man lost his life. It really is tragic. When most of us older folks were that age, we lost friends too in tragic accidents. Some were killed in wars. That was tragic too but we worked it out 'between each of us' without a team of doctors, councillors and social workers. It prepared us for the future where there won't be this team every time something bad happens.…
WarCry - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What difference does that make? Single parents don't count for you when it comes to grief over the loss of a child?
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because, CW, random shootings are very rare in Quincy. I've been living in the area all my life, and I can't name a single murder that was without cause. Whether love triangle, workplace violence, drug deal gone bad - there's always been a reason. People are dancing around this, but the assumption is that this 12-year old wasn't just randomly gunned down, but that he was part of…

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City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

1 year, 7 months ago by Bob Gough

City now has parameters for residential swimming pools

The Quincy City Council approved an ordinance updating zoning regulations, including parameters for residential swimming pools.

City Planning and Development Director Chuck Bevelheimer said there were no rules for pools on the books, but with more people having larger, above ground pools, he believed some parameters needed to be set.

Alderman Terri Heinecke (R-7th Ward) asked about the requirements, which requires pools to be set up in backyards. Bevelheimer said the city had received complaints about pools in front yards.

Bevelheimer said homeowners could seek variances if they didn’t have backyards or their backyards were sloped and wouldn’t support a pool.

Along with pools, the ordinance also includes regulations for other residential structures including garages, fences and signs.

The ordinance passed 8-6. Heinecke opposed it along with Virgil Goehl (D-1st Ward), Lexze Mann (R-1st Ward), Mike Farha (R-4th Ward), Tony Sassen (R-4th Ward) and Jim Musolino (R-6th Ward).

Aldermen also received the report of the Quincy Animal Control Commission. The report recommends an increase in the cat license fee and for the city to reinstate a second animal control officer. Click here to read the report.

The report was sent to the Quincy Police Department for review.

The Council also approved the purchase of 1 million trash stickers from Midland Paper for $9.875.


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