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qfingers - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes..."apparent" is ppropriate....article says "multiple sources" and not any official announcement from the coroner who is the one that issues the death certificate. Would take the police announcing it too as "official".
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#1. The sales tax increase is the easy way, correct? I do not think so! Take one look at Cook County and Chicago and look whats happening to their sales tax game. Your local business melts away. Even a little bit decreases the anticipated revenue flow. #2. When I hear comments like "if revenue from the sales tax does not pay the bonds completly then I guess we will have to take it out of the general…
qfingers - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Isn't the true cost of this thing closer to $50M? Isn't that going to be the cost of the bonds? Might be $25M to build but funding it typically costs about twice as much. So that would put the average per household cost closer to $100 per year.. You can't just throw floors on top of a building...especially when they have to be built out of reinforced concrete. There's a little…
Sv3 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes, We! Let's raise taxes, so We don't have to work. Let's raise taxes, so WE have free health care. Let's raise taxes so WE can have a free cell phone. How about in a capitalistic system ( sorry you feel that to be a dirty word) we take care of OURSELVES and quit letting GOVERNMENT waste OUR damn money.
quincyhydro - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Quincy Guy why don't you step up and make a donation if you want all these luxuries. The problem is I will end up paying some now and more later. Same BS as the school referendum.

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Illinois predicted to be 50th in job growth in 2014

1 year, 2 months ago by Ted Dabrowski, Illinois Policy Institute

Moody’s Analytics puts Illinois in dead last for job creation, predicting the state’s payroll job numbers will only grow by 57,000 jobs

The same group that says the state of Illinois’ credit rating is the worst in the nation now predicts Illinois will create the fewest jobs in the nation in 2014.

Moody’s Analytics puts Illinois in dead last for job creation this year, predicting the state’s payroll job numbers will only grow 0.98 percent. That’s an increase of only 57,000 jobs.

Moody’s individual June 2013 report on Illinois says the state is “underperforming the lagging Midwest in most economic indicators, including employment.”

The report reaches the conclusion that the state’s recovery is “sputtering” and won’t reach pre-recession employment levels until 2015, a year after the rest of the nation. 

This Moody’s report indicates how poorly Illinois has encouraged economic recovery and job growth.

The state has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the nation, and spent most of last year with the second-highest rate. More than 565,000 Illinoisans are unemployed and 1 million are unemployed or underemployed.

And rather than changing course and enacting pro-growth reforms like other states continue to do, Illinois is following the same failed economic policies it always has. High taxes, burdensome regulations and massive spending and borrowing have left the state with the worst credit rating in the nation, more than $7 billion in unpaid bills and the worst pension crisis of any state.

The result: Illinois is being left behind as the rest of the nation improves. Already Illinois’ unemployment rate is 1.7 percentage points above the national average. If Illinois continues to stagnate, that disparity will continue to grow.


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