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tts - QPD Blotter for 10/23/14 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sounds to me like an insurance scam!
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The real question is: Who in the world is looking to GREDF for voting guidance? Yawn.
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I understand that teacher's do not have opulent salaries but the statement about throwing good money after bad is biased. From what I have heard, the schools are structurally sound. Also, the state should not have tell us what repairs have to be made as they should have been completed as necessary. Doesn't the school district have paid staff to understand the state laws for maintenance…
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Rauner doesn't have to tell voters in Cook County to vote. they'll be voting early and often anyway, heck even dead ones vote in Cook county and republicans vote for democrats when using faulty voting machines.
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Stolen was a purse, wallet, credit card, iPad, 18-inch TV, GPS, cash, diamond earrings with matching necklace, and sunglasses. Doesn't everyone keep those items on an unlocked car behind your house?

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8 months ago by Bob Gough

GOP gubernatorial candidate speaks at Jil Tracy's leaders breakfast

State Sen. Kirk Dillard says endorsements and straw poll wins mean more to him than the statewide polls that show him trailing Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner in the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

Dillard, from Hinsdale, spoke at Jil Tracy's annual breakfast fundraiser at The Ambiance in Quincy Friday morning before a packed house. Tracy, the state representative from Quincy, is running for Lt. Governor as Dillard's running mate.

Dillard said these kinds of public events energize him as the March 18 primary is now less than a month away.

"The momentum is clearly moving in Jil Tracy's and my way," Dillard said following straw poll wins in Jackson County and McLean County and getting endorsements from the Illinois Education Association and the Daily Herald in the Chicago suburbs. 

Rauner's massive fundraising and self-funding machine has allowed him to be a constant on the radio and television airwaves, but Dillard says the race will come down to the grass roots and crossovers.

"Gotta win this on the ground. You have to win this through the grass roots...you cannot let anybody buy the election," Dillard said referring to Rauner's huge warchest that he has contributed more than $3 million to on his own. "There will be crossover votes this time. I tell everybody whose a  Democrats and Independent there is no action on the Democratic side. Take a Republican ballot, crossover and vote for Kirk Dillard and Jil Tracy to save your state."


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GREDF supports Quincy School Building Referendum http://t.co/Yk04s0tGWr
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@keithlaw At least the Phillies waited for a Series off day to announce this blockbuster.
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Maybe the slogan should be "Your news later" #amIright
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