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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
qfingers - New Quincy trash system estimated to begin in January 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
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I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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Quincy grandparents center of a phone scam

6 months, 2 weeks ago Denise Donley

Scammer used grandson to ask for money

A Quincy elderly couple received a call from someone posing as their grandson.  The scammer knew the grandson's first name, the grandson's cell phone number and knew the grandfather's middle name.  He also appeared to be calling from the grandson's cell phone number. 

The scammer stated that the couple’s grandson had been in an accident at an Illinois university, damaged a house and injured himself.  The scammer acting as the grandson asked for the couple to wire approximately $1,000 to Lima, Peru, which is where he said the owner of the damaged University house lived.

When the grandfather tried to call his grandson's cell phone from his landline phone, the scammer answered.  When the grandfather left to wire money, he tried to call the grandson again from his cell phone. The scammer did not answer this time, but neither did the grandson.  When the grandfather tried to call the police officer that the scammer said was handling the accident, the call wouldn’t go through.

The elderly couple arrived at the Western Union in County Market to transfer money. However, the employee told the couple the situation was a scam and refused to wire the money.  The elderly couple then contacted the grandson's father. Previously, the scammer who was posing as their grandson told them not to contact the father. The couple called anyway, and found out their grandson was okay, was attending school and there was no accident. 

Quincy Police say it appears the scammer used an application on a cellphone to call spof the victims and possibly answer some other calls from numbers.  However, it did not work when the victims called the same numbers using a different phone line.


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