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pjohnf - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Yes another need may arise but the sunset must be in it. We have to pay for some things, like a county jail, when they're needed and a new jail is needed. Good grief don't you think you should pay for something, there's no money fairy out there to pay for things a community needs from time to time?
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WarCry - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
If that's the way you interpret the statement then, frankly, you're an idiot. Look at all the stories about arrests for meth busts, over and over again, the same names. They don't give them more jail time partially because they don't have anywhere to put them. The crimes don't rise to the level of state prison, and we have no room at the county level. You think it's…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Build it on the current parking lot for the court house. No Transportation needed. ... Property already owned... build an underground parking lot to allow for safer transport of prisoners rather than the back door the sheriff referenced and the elevator they would have to use to get people up to the court room, they could design a better and larger elevator with a cage to keep staff save from drunk…
ReardenShrugged - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The way I interpret "our jail no longer meets modern day needs" is "we need a new jail so we can further grow the incarcerated population, our police force, and government power while shrinking everyone's liberty and taxpayer pocket books." We may need a new jail just due to the age and safety but it shouldn't be any larger than the current one since our county population hasn't grown,…

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Victor Jarvis was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma


On the evening of December 25th, two-year-old Victor Jarvis's Nana noticed a large mass protruding from his upper abdomen. After seeking the advice of many, I was tempted to wait until morning to contact his pediatrician. But something just didn't sit will with me so I took him to the ER. 

After a very long wait, the doctor came in to examine him and within seconds knew it was his liver. He ordered a CT scan, which confirmed there was a large mass in Victor's liver. Children's Hospital was contacted and they sent an ambulance to pick us up.

On Monday, December 30th, surgeons took V to surgery to collect samples of the tumor. The following day, on the 31st, Victor Alan was officially diagnosed with stage 3 hepatoblastoma. 

Victor began his first round of chemotherapy on Thursday, January 2nd. Each round of chemo will take 3 weeks. After two rounds of chemo (and a week of recovery in between), Victor will be rescanned to see how well the tumor has responded to chemo. If it has shrunk enough, surgeons will attempt to remove the tumor. If it hasn't shrunk enough and/or the surgeons still find it too dangerous to attempt to remove, Victor will be placed on the transplant list.

The boy's mother, Sera Jarvis, teaches fourth grade at Quincy's Baldwin Intermediate School. Baldwin students and Sera's colleagues raised more than $2,200 for the boy's medical expenses by holding pajama day at school on Friday. 

The school is planning to hold other fundraisers in the future. 

Donations are much appreciated and may be sent to:
Victor-y Benefit Account
P.O. Box 3032
Quincy, IL 62301


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