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WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…
1950Brutus - Killing of Americans Deepens Debate Over Use of Drone Strikes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How long do you think it will be before we "negotiate" this advantage away.??
qfingers - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Hmmm...fox guarding the hen house comes to mind. Maybe somebody should start a petition? One to change council to 7 members, the other for healthcare? Paul Havermale is apparently planning to submit a petition of 500 wanting to save the fire station. We ought to be able to beat that if people really want this. Mind you not many people are running for alderman...so taking away benefits may not be the…
migraine_in_qcy - Unemployment falls in Quincy, Adams County - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because if you're just sucking the welfare teat, you're not collecting unemployment, I assume.
rifleman0311 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
We are discussing ways to save money. This is ONE way to save enough money to keep some public safety intact. Just because you seem to have a vested interest in this proposal doesn't mean it should be ignored! Plenty of other city's get by with only 1 city manager, and a part time mayor. I understand the council has made some bone head decisions, but Righty1, I mean Hackamack, has also waisted…

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U.S. Senator from Illinois Mark Kirk tours Blessing Hospital's stroke unit

1 year ago by Denise Donley

Kirk suffered a stroke in 2012

U.S. Senator from Illinois Mark Kirk toured the Blessing Hospital Stroke unit Monday, shedding light on how important urgent care is regarding strokes.

Kirk suffered a stroke in January of 2012. Since then, he has learned how to read and walk again with the help of highly trained rehabilitation centers.

“I want to make sure that Quincy residents have outstanding stroke care without having to drive to St. Louis,” said Kirk. “I went through a stroke. I know exactly how critical time is; it’s like the difference between life and death for a lot of people.”

Kirk advised Tri-state residents to not overlook stroke symptoms such as pain in the head or loss of function on one side or the other.

“We talk about the typical farmer attitude. When they have pain, they may say ‘Oh, I’ll just ride this out.’. That’s the wrong move,” said Kirk. “At that point, some critical damage can be done to your brain if you don’t quickly get to Blessing Hospital.”

Learning how to walk and read again was the most difficult for Kirk. He still goes to rehab up to seven hours each week, but he said he doesn’t let the stroke get him down.

“For me, it’s just to serve the people of Illinois,” said Kirk. “Unless you get back in the trenches, you can’t serve them.”


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