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WmMunny - QPD Blotter for July 30, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A 3-strikes law is in order but ...... being the liberal mecca for criminals that IL is ...... we'll never see it.
1950Brutus - QPD Blotter for July 30, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or how about my personal favorite - the guillotine. A deterrent if there ever was one.
migraine_in_qcy - QPD Blotter for July 30, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He won't, apparently, because the threat of punishment isn't deterrent enough. Time to bring back public floggings, stocks, tar and feathers, caning, etc.... We're being too easy on our criminals.
TheMightyQuin51 - QPD Blotter for July 30, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Holy mackerel! That outta do it for Joshua Stevens! .....Again..... When will he ever learn?
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Hooray for Hollywood and all those who continue to support the Obama admin's policies. Where is the hashtag, the outrage, the PSA's from Obama supporters? Reid, Pelosi, Wassermann-Shultz, Boxer, Sharptan, BlackLives Matter? No comments? Democrats in general say nothing, see nothing, hear nothing? Like a bunch of monkeys? Seems as if the Democrat policy of ignoring the current immigration…

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

1 year, 3 months 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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