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Snarky_2 - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
there are as many reasons to avoid this as to pass this suggestion from Rahm. The problem is the other drugs that are so much worse. Let the police focus on the dealers and growers and prosecute them for Tax Evasion as they did Al Capone....
UJacks1 - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Rahm, to quote you, "It doesn't make sense" to have a no gun zone in Chicago yet you have guns all over the place. Why not mind your business in Chicago and fix the illegal gun problem? Doesn't Illinois have empty prisons? So, reduce overcrowding by moving prisoners into them. The state apparently has millions to spend on overtime within the prison system, instead of overtime, spend the money…
UJacks1 - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The city can solve this with "spot zoning" -- hey, they do it all over town!!
qfingers - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The guy in that video wasn't quite in the right...he should have answered the simple question "is this your current address" since it is a perfectly valid question in determining your compliance with registration laws. He didn't need to jump to the "am I being detained" until after his docs were checked which would've prevented the response he got. 625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1) (from Ch. 95…
qfingers - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And the property next door at 401 S 12th was just transferred to Madonna House (it's on the most recent property transfer list). So now they'll have two buildings. That's not likely to make things better unless they keep it strictly residential and for the support of the residents. I have donated (and been) to Madonna House too and I must agree that operating an open food pantry there…

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Poll shows Illinois voters overwhelmingly favor term limits

5 months, 2 weeks ago By Ben Yount, Illinois Watchdog

Voters have managed to rotate elected leaders in Springfield with some regularity

There are nearly 80 news faces in the Illinois statehouse since voters chose a governor four years ago, but even that’s not enough turnover to satisfy most voters in the state.

A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows that 79 percent of voters support term limits of some kind.

“People are so unhappy with Illinois’ gerrymandered redistricting and politics that the only tool they feel they have for rotating the crops in Springfield is a term limits measure,” said director David Yepsen.

Voters have managed to rotate elected leaders in Springfield with some regularity.

Illinois Watchdog compared the current roster, for the 98th General Assembly, with a roster for the 96th General Assembly, which served from 2008 to 2010.

In the Illinois House, 52 lawmakers (44 percent) are no longer serving. In the Illinois Senate, 23 lawmakers (38 percent) have moved on or moved away.

House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, remains. He’s been speaker for nearly 30 years, and term limit supporters have targeted him and other “career politicians.”

“One thing that’s important to note, term limits will not give us a citizen legislature,” said University of Illinois political science professor Chris Mooney.

He said if the Legislature is weakened by term limits, the governor’s powers would grow. But still, Mooney said, Americans by-and-large like the idea of term limits.

“It goes back to Thomas Jefferson,” Mooney said. “Harvest the crops, put down the plow and head down to the state capitol for a couple of months and bring some common sense to government.”

The Simon poll may indicate if term limit supporters can get a term limit question on the ballot, voters may overwhelmingly support it.


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