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XBgCty - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
I did NOT say not to issue Marriage licenses to same sex couples-- THAT is now the law of the land. This argument is about POLYGAMY. The court opened it up. It's anything goes, so Polygamy is a more natural marriage them same sex. So there should be NO Restrictions on marriage, consenting adults after all. Otherwise it's discrimination and if you disagree your a BIGOT. And wait until the…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
It's quite possible. Genes do not always inevitably have their effect. The effect could depend upon the environment. I could be carrying and pass along whatever gene(s) necessary for homosexuality to my children even though I'm straight.
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So, it is my OPINION that this is wrong in your eyes. Everyone has an opinion and has the freedom to voice their ideas and concerns. You won't see me getting bent out of shape when you express yours, just have the courtesy and freedom to allow me to express mine. There are verifiable instances where scenarios already exists, or have been tried, just look them up. Just saying that a plural marriage…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
What's the compelling state interest for not issuing licenses to same-sex couples, and why do you think it's necessary to achieve that interest?
qfingers - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
I don't there is a religion that condones "anything goes". Kind of defeats the purpose. So "condoning freedom" is not the goal of most any religion.

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McLaughlin to head up Two Rivers Regional Council

McLaughlin to head up Two Rivers Regional Council

1 year, 1 month ago by Bob Gough

Former Adams County Board chairman makes move to regional organization

Mike McLaughlin said he wants to let people know what the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials has to offer to residents of Western Illinois.

McLaughlin, a former long-time Adams County Board Chairman, will be the next executive director of the organization. McLaughlin is on the ballot to retain his County Board seat in November, but he has asked that his name be removed from the ballot. The Adams County Republican Central Committee will appoint a replacement for the November ballot.

"I've been in government for a long time...I think this is a good opportunity," McLaughlin said. "It's one of those things that gets in your blood. It's a little bit of a mission for me to take a bit of a step up on a bigger scale."

McLaughlin stepped down as County Board Chairman two years ago and has served as the Board's vice chairman the past two years. He was on the Adams County Board for nearly 24 years.

During McLaughlin's tenure as County Board Chairman, the Board was downsized to 21 members, and he supported the combination of the offices of recorder and county clerk as well as hiring full-time EMS director. He was Chair when the County took over the ambulance system from the Health Department and started it up as a separate entity. He's been involved in nearly every building project - the renovation of the courthouse, the building of  the Juvenile Detention Center, a new Health Department and expansions of the Highway Department.

Two Rivers is an agency established by intergovernmental agreements between Adams, Brown, Pike, and Schuyler Counties and is funded by membership dues, state and federal grants and administrative fees received for providing services. The Governing Board includes county and municipal representatives.

Two Rivers, established in 1974, provides assistance to county, city, village and special districts for planning including land use, housing, recreation, economic development, environment, solid waste management and other areas. Two Rivers Community Development offers programs including: Workforce InvestmentGrant Management, and Planning.

As a member of Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies, TRRC provides many services to the low income members of our community. As a member of Illinois Association of Regional Councils TRRC provides community development and planning assistance to units of local  government.  As a provider for the Workforce Investment Act programs TRRC provides employment and training services. 

Two Rivers also provides staff to develop and administer programs and policies which further the efforts of local governments and aid the economically disadvantaged throughout the region. Community Action includes programs like: The Home Buyer Program, Food Pantry and Reachout CentersEnergy Assistance, andWorkforce Investment.


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