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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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City of Quincy to seek RFP's for Newcomb lot

6 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

City to look for ideas for the site

With the rubble of the Newcomb Hotel removed and replaced with a barren lot of dirt, City officials now have a blank canvas for development to offer...for a price.

The City of Quincy will seek suitors for the now vacant lot at 5th and Maine that used to be the home of the Newcomb Hotel.

At tonight’s City Council Finance Committee meeting, the Committee voted to seek requests for proposals to gauge interest in the property.

Committee members wanted to have a way to measure the worth of the property via appraisals. City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer estimated the value at around $180,000 based on square footage comparisons to other downtown properties.

The City is looking to recoup some of the more than $1,000,000 lost following the defaulted loan by Victor Horowitz of Skokie and the cleanup costs associated with the fire and subsequent demolition of the building.

Mayor Kyle Moore has said the money the city receives from the sale of the property will go back into the TIF fund, which paid for the demolition costs. 


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