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WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Didn't Hannibal just put in a new school or two? I can't find the story on planned vs. spent, but I don't hear a lot of hollering about cost overruns, etc. I just remember the story with the open house to show off their new, state-of-art facility.
GrayHairedMan - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I still think that there is no way they can guarantee that this project is only going to be $89M. Take a look to the North to another huge government sponsored building at Ft. Madison Prison. Years late and 10's of millions in cost over run. There is simply no way that they can promise this won't cost a penny more than $89M and what happens when it does (and it will by a minimum of 15%)?…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
The bonds that they're currently talking about retiring were the previous set of bonds to pay for Life Safety repairs. I'm not sure why you don't know this stuff. I know it from reading the QJ articles over the last year or so, so it's not like I have secret insider-info, it sounds like you are - for whatever reason - just willfully ignoring the information that's out there.…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
I honestly can't explain it. I'm not on the park board, so you could try asking them. But I'm going to bet the answer sounds something like this: "We can spend a ton of money to repair current problems without gaining any actual improvement to the facility, just patching up the problem spots. Or we can spend a roughly equivalent amount and get a newer facility which will have regular…
ONCEMORE1 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I know of what you speak-----the same thing happened to my son in Junior High 35 years ago. Apparently performance wasn't a measurement then, either.

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Quincy Exchange Club honors Citizen and Officer of the year

Quincy Exchange Club honors Citizen and Officer of the year

7 months, 2 weeks ago by Jim Dewey

Members presented two awards Friday

The Quincy Exchange Club hosted its annual law enforcement day on Friday.

Members presented two awards during the midday meeting.

Pam Shaffer - who is retiring after 23 years as executive Director of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross - was recognized as Citizen of the Year. Shaffer said Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer told her the award was a thank you for all of the support the American Red Cross has given to law enforcement during her tenure.

"There's been various incidents," Shaffer said, "I'm just privileged and humbled to receive this award."

Among those incidents Shaffer cited were the floods of 1993 and 2008.

The 48th annual Law Enforcement Officer of the year award was presented to Illinois State Police Motorcycle Trooper Brad Williams of Quincy. Williams
has also received national recognition for his actions in preventing injury
to other officers after a gunman killed 5 members of a family in Manchester
last April.

Williams was on his way to the scene when he saw the suspect's vehicle and gave pursuit. The chase went through Winchester where the local police chief eventually forced the suspect off the road. Williams did not have time to  stop his motorcycle but with his extensive training was able to jump off of it - draw his pistol and shoot the suspect, killing him and preventing any injury to other officers. He credits his training as a motorcycle officer
with allowing him to act without hesitation.



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