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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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…
pjohnf - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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.
pjohnf - Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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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4 months, 2 weeks ago by Jim Dewey

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said most businesses have complied but some businesses are allowing their patrons to smoke

Quincy Police officers - Adams County Sheriff's deputies and Adams County Health inspectors are stepping up enforcement of the Smoke Free Illinois Act. 

The no smoking law went into effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008. Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said most businesses have complied but some businesses are allowing their patrons to smoke. Copley said enforcement of the law is cumbersome and has been lax over the last few years. But one business owner approached the Chief saying that lack of enforcement was costing those who are in compliance money. The business owner told Copley that they are "losing business to those businesses who do illegally allow smoking."

Since the law went into effect, there have been 59 calls on smoking in businesses and four tickets have been issued. 

Public Health Administrator Jerod Welch said the health department will assist. Welch said during their regular inspections, health inspectors will be able to document violations and turn that documentation over to law enforcement who can then write a ticket based on the evidence. Welch said "instead of follow up which is basically a warning letter from the health department, we'll now be able to, with their assistance, have tickets issued when we document that evidence." 

Copely said the businesses will not get a warning, they will get a ticket. Fines for a first offense are $200.00 and increase to $2500.00 per offense for chronic violators.

Individuals may get a warning the first time they are caught but chronic violators will be ticketed. Fines start at $100.00 for a first offense. 

Copely said officers will not necessarily be strictly enforcing the 15 foot rule with tickets, but will issue warnings to those violators. However, those smokers who drop the butts to the ground in front of an officer will be ticketed for littering.


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