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eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wall Street was solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp last time, pjohnf. (And assuming he's the nominee, they'll certainly be in Ryan's camp in 2016.) Why is it that you seem to think that they're Obama supporters?
eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
When did presidential libraries start taking this kind of funding? (I always thought they were privately funded... or at least I remember hearing that the Clinton and Bush #43 libraries were being done that way.)
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Off-topic, but just to clarify, I will say that the disabled individuals that I've worked with aren't the least bit interested in free phones or anything like that. (Many of them will never live independently in their own communities; any such "bribes" would be meaningless to them.) Of course there are opportunists who do try to take advantage of every social program under the sun, and…
AYHSMB - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2, had libraries built with private funds. I can't believe Soros or Buffett (or the Clinton's ;P) aren't contributing to the bill for Obama. Rahm is even stumping for it, as he says it will be a big tourism money maker. Hey, I'm all for it, if it is. On a side note, I think this is the first presidential…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I honestly couldn't care less about anybody's party affiliation. This ID issue actually has A LOT to do with poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities -- regardless of their personal politics. (There are a lot of poor people in the south who are lifelong Republicans.) Arbitrarily-enacted voter ID laws ultimately won't disenfranchise you or me... but they do have a real…

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Clark found fit to stand trial for Newcomb Hotel fire

Clark found fit to stand trial for Newcomb Hotel fire

6 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Preliminary hearing set for Oct. 16

Mathew C. Clark, the suspect in the Newcomb Hotel Fire, has been found mentally fit to stand trial.

At a Wednesday afternoon court appearance, Judge Scott Walden scheduled a preliminary hearing for Clark on Oct. 16 at 1:45 p.m.

Clark, 24, is accused of setting the September 6 fire that destroyed the Newcomb Hotel in Downtown Quincy.

Clark is charged with one count of Burglary and one count of Criminal Damage to Property and faces up to 14 years in prison on each charge if convicted. 

Clark is claiming the fire was accidental.

Clark told police that he went into the building to look for scrap metal. He said his flashlight stopped working so put some paper in a metal can and lit it on fire. The can then fell on a blanket and caught fire.


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