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convoy32 - Lovelace indicted in wife\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What did he do,have they said ,this is really sad! I pray for his kids and wife now!! WTHeck
convoy32 - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Mrs. Hackamack was asked that question a couple months ago at a council meeting and she said no,i was on here the next day telling everyone that was not the truth and now we know ,im telling you these people have no idea what they are doing and have no goal as to where they want to be budget wise,how much do they project in savings going this route at the end youll see we will be worse off than we…
Rusty Shackleford - Lovelace indicted in wife\'s death - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Special Prosecutor?! I'm sure it is to avoid a potential conflict, however it is too bad we won't get to see Mr. Deals Barnard screw this prosecution up. I am willing to wager the defendant would have liked to see Mr. Deals one table over in the courtroom.
hinkdad - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Attention Alderman: Get out of the garbage business and address more pressing issues.
ReardenShrugged - IDOT broke hiring rules for years, ex-Congressman Hare mentioned in report - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
We will be paying out millions to each of these people in salary pensions and benefits over their lifetimes. The people who did the hiring need to point the finger at their boss or go to prison. Those who were hired need to be terminated, stripped of their pensions and be barred for life from holding a state or local government job.

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Quincy School Board divided on when to ask for new facilities

8 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Some Board members aren't sure about ballot timeline

The Quincy School Board and others in attendance at Tuesday’s special meeting are in agreement that they want new facilities.

But the scope, structure, timing and how the pay for it are all up in the air.

The School Board will vote on putting a plan on the March ballot at next week’s meeting, but two members said they would rather wait.

Richard McNay and Sayeed Ali said they had concerns with the timeline and McNay said he prefers using a County Sales Tax increase over bonding through property taxes.

McNay said he wanted to put the issue on the February 2015 ballot.

Three members of the public, including former School Board member Tom Dickerson, also suggested the Board take more time before putting it on the ballot.

“Make sure the plan you put forward is the one that the community believes in over the long haul,” Dickerson said.

Former School Board President Bill Daniels said he preferred a K-6 elementary option and felt the Junior High should remain with 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

School Board President Stephanie Erwin said she believed the Board had done a good job of informing the public of its intentions and felt the Board could inform the public from now until the March election in order to get a referendum passed.  She supports the School District’s “Plan 1” that builds three new  elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School at a cost of about $75 million.

"If you are confused,  you  haven't been paying attention,” Erwin said. “If you haven't read  the newspaper or heard the news or attended a forum, shame on shame on you.”

Business Manager Joel Murphy said that if voters approved the plan to spend $75 million in new construction, the District could avoid spending about $60 million in renovations on other buildings.  

Board Member Jeff Mays wouldn’t say if he was ready to vote to put the plan on the ballot, but he said “I’m not sure we couldn’t convince” the voters before a March referendum.

Board Member Scott Stone said getting  the 9th grade at the high school. Was a “top priority” and he also supported “Plan 1”.

“We can bond this,” he said. “The community has heard enough about this…the public knows we need to do something.”


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