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1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I disagree with your Westview staff assessment - the last 3 or 4 years I have noticed an improvement in staff attitudes and I give credit to Matt B for this - he knows golf is a people business. No one has given me the impression that they "care less" about me. And "hideous", like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
GoQuincy - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
There are a lot of nice local area golf courses to be played at some very attractive rates and "deals/specials". As far as #3 and #4 at Westview some holes in golf are more challenging than others. I wish we had an "executive course" in the area like those in Arizona.
1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Making improvements to the course WILL attract golfers. Also the wildlife areas will REDUCE maintenance costs. So this project has goals of increasing revenues and reducing costs. Makes sense to me.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Due to a small handful of citizens complaining to their aldermen when Moore proposed privatization, sticker increases etc., now we and they are really going to pay since the city is still in the garbage business!
Stupid_Dems - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You hit the nail on the head hinkdad. Most of the alder people tucked their tails and ran after getting a few boos and now we get to move forward with more of the same except we won't be able to hide the cost. Pensions will continue to go up, workman's comp claims will continue, tipping fees will rise along with on going maintenance cost. This is what our alder people voted for. They should…

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Celebrate? Monday is Tax Freedom Day in Illinois

3 months, 3 weeks ago By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog

All money earned to that point goes towards taxes

Illinois workers have to get to the end of the day Monday before they can start working for themselves.

Illinois’ Tax Freedom Day, the day workers have earned enough to cover their federal, state and local tax bills, is Monday.

Travis Akin,executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, says part of the blame is the state’s judicial hellhole.

“The hidden lawsuit tax,” Akin explained, is an estimate of the cost of what it costs taxpayers to litigate the thousands of cases that go through Illinois’ courts each year.

“The latest figure is $857 per person, per year,” he said.

Akin said taxpayers see their property tax bill each year, and they notice when more money is taken out of their paychecks. But taxpayers don’t see the true cost of the courts.

“These are the costs that are built into the price of goods and services,” Akin said. “When a company is sued, they don’t absorb those costs. Just like when we raise taxes on businesses, those costs are passed along.”

Akin said Illinois’ judicial hellholes — Madison County, St. Clair County and Cook County — do nothing to trim the cost of the judicial system.

Akin’s group has long pushed for tort reform and is critical of what it calls jackpot justice in Illinois and across the country.

Illinois taxpayers are the seventh to the last in the nation to reach Tax Freedom Day.  New Jersey has the latest Tax Freedom Day, May 9.


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