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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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OLC unveils 2014-15 budget

OLC unveils 2014-15 budget

5 months, 1 week ago by Jim Dewe

Budget is $36,000 higher with 3 percent pay increases for all full-time employees

Members of the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center Board got a first look at the 2014-15 budget Wednesday.

The $1.83 million budget is about $36,000 higher than last year and includes a 3 percent pay raise for all full time employees of the civic center.

Executive Director Rob Ebbing said one additional full time employee has been hired. "We've had to actually increase our number of full time employees just because of the new laws," Ebbing said.

Because the Affordable Care Act requires employees working a certain amount of hours be covered with health insurance, Ebbing said a part time job has been upgraded to full time. 

New LED lighting has been installed in the civic center which Ebbing said will save money in a couple of ways. Ebbing said the new lighting will save up to 60 percent in the cost of utilities alone, but they will also save on labor costs. In the past, if someone hosting an event wanted some of the lights to be on and some off, an employee would have to use a scissors lift and go up to each individual light and turn it off.  And changing the lighting during an event was not possible. Once the new lights are programmed next week - they will be individually controlled through the internet and can be operated with an I-pad, lap-top or cell phone. 

Ebbing also noted that the OLC is gearing up for another Quincy Gems season.  In the last month, another potential owner has inquired about buying the team.  All five potential buyers have plans to keep the team in Quincy. Ebbing is hopeful the team can be sold after the coming season which opens at the end of May.

 


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