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qfingers - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
And, as a veteran too, I don't expect any special treatment. But, when the President of the U.S. is on the phone with the Mexican President I do expect a request to ensure fair treatment which never happened. And I expect the Secretary of State, when asked by family members and aware of the facts of the case to also make an attempt to help. As you noted consular officers aren't supposed…
qfingers - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
Have you watched any investigation of this? He did not "knowingly" drive into Mexico. He missed the turnaround lane and had no choice but to drive to the crossing gate where they arrested him. They never gave him a chance to turn around and go back to the USA. It's a multi-lane road with a concrete barrier lane with one entry point on the left lane that, at night, would be quite easy to miss.…
pjohnf - State retiree insurance premiums dropping to pre-July 1 levels - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This will work until the government runs out of other people's money. The retired state workers need to get out of the wagon and start pulling the wagon.
MrAverageGuy - Quincy School Board gets first look at $70.3 million budget - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I hear that Mr. Cobb is away from school more than he is at school. I hope this information is incorrect. Hope we are not giving a raise to someone who is a part time superintendent .
WarCry - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
Exactly. Even if the cop is wrong, you don't argue with them. You follow their directions, do what they're telling you, and you settle it later, either in court or with their supervisor. You argue with them there on the scene, you're almost certain to lose, and then, even if the original issue was wrong, you're going to be in a world of legal hurt for resisting and arguing. Common…

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4 months, 1 week ago by Ben Yount, Illinois Watchdog

Illinois departments and agencies telling stories of doom and gloom should a “temporary” income tax actually be temporary

Doomsday preppers are getting busy at the Illinois Capitol.

The latest seeking shelter is the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which foretells disaster unless state lawmakers make permanent the state’s 2011 “temporary” income tax increase.

Amy Martin, IHPA’s executive director, told lawmakers if the temporary tax is actually temporary, she’d have to slash her budget to “1986 levels” and close 10 of the state’s historic sites.

Martin doesn’t have a list of which of Illinois’ 56 historic sites would close, but there are plenty.

But here are a few places she can look:

  • The Washburn House in northern Illinois
  • The Postville Courthouse in central Illinois
  • The Carl Sandburg home in west central Illinois.

Why? Because none drew more than 2,000 visitors last year.

Then there are any of the 11 Illinois historic sites that didn’t raise a single dime in donations in 2013. Some of the sites don’t have donation boxes where visitors can drop a buck or two. Others raise cash as part of a broader complex.

But don’t worry, Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln sites are among the most popular — though not most profitable — historic sites in the state.

The state’s historic money-maker is the Dana Thomas Home in the capital city.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the all-time historic site located in the state, but that’s not owned by the IHPA.

The IHPA, like just about every state agency under the control of Gov. Pat Quinn, has been part of a parade of doomsday budget presentations at the Capitol. All the agencies say if the state does not raise taxes next year, they will not be able to carry on.


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