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QyFiredUp - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Had to look it up: (625 ILCS 5/11-803) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-803) Sec. 11-803. Starting parked vehicle. No person shall start a vehicle which is stopped, standing, or parked unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. (Source: P.A. 76-1586.)
1950Brutus - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does anybody know what "improper starting" is??
ONCEMORE1 - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Remember, that "year" is nine months long and has about as many vacation days and holidays as most people get in a real year. Kinda changes the perspective of $45,000.......
EgoReputo - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why all the skepticism and naysayers? Isn’t this latest, greatest New Newcomb deal right in line with “Building for Quincy”? Who cares if this $89 million bond referendum (which will actually cost the taxpayers about $133 million in debt service) is nothing but a sham? Remember, it’s “For The Kids”. Fancy new buildings do such a wonderful job teaching kids. Just ask the soon-to-be enriched architects,…
Stupid_Dems - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'd like to see a spreadsheet on the city's payback. Seems to me we would be better off selling the lot to the highest bidder at auction. Then we get the property tax and sales tax on any construction with out anymore investment. The city needs to stay out of the business world as their track record is not great. This property is not costing the city anything but the mowing so there is no…

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Poll: Quincy residents opposed to progressive tax increase

6 months, 3 weeks ago From Illinois Policy Institute

Almost 70 percent of Quincy residents polled are opposed to, or unsure about, the proposed progressive income tax increase

A "We Ask America" poll of Quincy residents found that almost 70 percent of taxpayers polled are opposed to, or unsure about the proposed progressive income tax structure in Illinois.
 
Only 33 percent support a progressive tax increase. 
 
Tax hike proponents are heralding a progressive tax as a "tax on the rich" but the proposed tax rates would increase rates on anyone making over $18,000.
 
New polling shows Quincy residents see through the rhetoric and are weary of another tax hike. 
 
Some highlights from the poll include:  
  • Two-thirds of Quincy taxpayers are either uncertain or opposed to changing the Illinois Constitution to allow for a progressive income tax. 
  • Quincy Democrats are almost evenly split on their opinion of a progressive tax. 
  • Less than a quarter of Quincy Republicans support a progressive tax structure in the state. 
 
Illinois taxpayers are just 10 months away from some financial relief with the sunset of the 67 percent tax hike of 2011. Changing Illinois' constitution to allow for a progressive income tax would mean a tax increase for many middle- and working-class taxpayers. 
 
To view the full poll results and cross-tabs, visit: http://illinoispolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IPI-Quincy-VERSION-B.pdf

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