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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
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And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
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This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
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Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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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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