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Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
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Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
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Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
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thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
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If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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JWCC vice president moves up a seat; takes over April 1

The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees selected Michael Elbe as the institution's sixth president Wednesday night. 

Trustees contracted with Higher Plain Executive Placement to assist with the nationwide search that drew 45 candidates.  A Presidential Search Committee consisting of JWCC board members and five community leaders conducted the candidate interview process and recommended Elbe to be selected as the sixth president of the College.

Elbe will assume his new post April 1, 2014.  He succeeds Dr. John Letts, who will retire March 31 following more than 25 years at JWCC, serving as president in his final two years at the College.

“Mike proved himself every step of the way against some incredible candidates,“ Randy Sims, JWCC board and presidential search committee chair said.  “We are proud to say that we have a respected new leader committed to this community who will collaboratively grow the College through relationship building with students, employees and private business.”

Elbe has served as JWCC’s vice president for student services since 2012.  In that role he led  the areas of admissions, records, career and advising, educational support grant programs, financial aid, veterans’ affairs, student life and athletics. 

Over the course of his 26 years of professional experience, Elbe has served at four, four-year colleges in addition to his 13 years of service as director of student life and athletics at JWCC.  He served as director of student life from 1999 to 2002 and as assistant dean of students from 1998 to1999 for the University of Dubuque. From 1988 to 1990, Elbe was an academic advisor for the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, from 1987 to 1988 he served as a resident director for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College and also served as  a graduate assistant for the University of Southern Alabama.  Elbe served as a faculty member at each of the four-year colleges where his was employed.

In addition to his administrative roles at JWCC, Elbe coached John Wood Trail Blazer men’s basketball for 13 seasons, compiling a 246-165 record. He received regional, district and conference Coach of the Year honors and led two teams that finished fifth and seventh in the nation. 

During his tenure at JWCC, Elbe has led and served on several College committees.  He served as a team leader for JWCC’s Higher Learning Commission self-study, was vice chair of the JWCC Leadership Council, served on Risk Management and Integrated Marketing Teams and numerous hiring committees.  He was named JWCC Professional Staff Member of the Year in 1996 and received the President’s Appreciation Award in 2009.

Active professionally and in the community, Elbe is co-chair of the professional division of the United Way of Adams County annual campaign, served as a team leader for the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign and presents “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” programs at local schools.


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