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pjohnf - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…
RandyR1958 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm praying for the family and the detectives on this case. Our town has been a safe place to raise our children without a big police presence, so far. All parents should take the time to have a talk with their children about this. This cannot become a normal in our town!
pjohnf - Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
After years and years of wasteful and out of control spending the proverbial chickens have come home to roost. The state with their unfunded mandates, giveaways to government employees just cannot be sustained any longer. Cities are not without blame but the state has caused much of the trouble and they must to bite the bullet and rein in spending and institute pension reform and cut the size of government.
11thoughtdeep - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
ok what was a 12 yr old doing out at 1 am in the morning???? I heard he was caught breaking in to a house and ate a shotgun blast....Rumors from the hood
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Congratulations, you are the first person to bring race into this. Nice job. Up until I read your comment, it hadn't occurred to me to even think about what color this kid was, just that a kid is dead and shouldn't be. By the way, there are black people living in affluent neighborhoods right along with white, asian, hispanic...

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1 year ago by Bob Gough

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Two of the four Republicans running for Illinois governor made Sunday stops in Quincy in a final push to bolster votes before Tuesday’s primary.

Bruce Rauner, considered the front-runner in many polls, stopped in at Kelly’s Tavern, 2902 Broadway, to press the flesh with patrons who had either finished the morning’s Kelly’s Fun Run or were celebrating St. Patrick’s Eve…or both.

Rauner told reporters before he entered the pub that his message was resonating.

“We’ll term-limit ourselves at 8 years because that’s what the voters want,” Rauner said. “Quincy is suffering from the bad economic policies of Pat Quinn. He’s driven up taxes and spending. He’s hurting schools and the economy.”

Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale and his running mate, State Rep. Jil Tracy of Quincy, flew into Quincy Regional Airport as part of a statewide fly-around. They had former Governor Jim Edgar in tow.

Edgar had endorsed Dillard, who served as the former governor’s chief of staff.

“(Dillard) has the ability to work across party lines...with Democrats," Edgar said. "The Legislature is going to be controlled by Democrats for many decades. We need someone to work with Democrats, not go to war with them."

Dillard said all the polls show he is surging.

"I'm the only candidate who can beat Pat Quinn," Dillard said. "The rest of these folks can't. He's not a push over. I'm the best to govern when I get there and...the Western Illnois region will be in the forefront and not Forgottonia." 


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