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SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please also keep in mind that 40% of sales tax revenue in Adams county comes from citizens who live OUTSIDE of Adams county who come here from Missouri and surrounding counties to shop and spend their money. So the cost of this project to the residents and taxpayers of Adams County is only about $15M. Granted, those traveling here might not be able to spend as much if the tax is more, but I doubt someone…
christhepilot - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Between chestnut and locust and 2nd to 12th, this area was on the upswing with three nursing homes and working class homeowners. Now with slum lords moving into the area like vultures buying up these properties choking the last cent from them, forcing land owners out of there homes due to the garbage and decay of the rental houses near to them, renters have no respect for the land owners that live…
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Any company in bed with politicians of any stripe is bad for American's but government control of the internet is bad news. Just as shown here government control of the flow of information in collusion with Goggle is biased and one sided. Of course you don't have to use Google but with Google writing the rules it gives them and government unfair advantage and control. What's the solution,…
UrKidsWillPay - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why is this comment even allowed? QJ should use some editorial judgement before they allow crap like this that is known to be completely false and can be verified as false with one phone call to the police. This is disgusting.
pjohnf - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…

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Quincy Fire Department “Brownouts” to start June 1

10 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Rolling firehouse closures to last no more than 24 hours

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning confirms to Quincy Journal.com that temporary “brownouts” at some of Quincy’s fire stations will start June 1.

The brownouts are the result of the City Council and Firefighters Union Local 63 being unable to reach agreement on a new contract.

After a meeting of the Fire Committee, Henning said the brownouts would go into effect “if, for some reason, the QFD’s man-power level drops below 16 personnel on a given day, rather than utilize overtime to man that station because of the budgetary constraints we have, we will temporarily close, or “brown-out” that station for a 24-hour period.”

Henning went on to say that the brownouts “can impact response times, will impact response times, I mean, there’s no way around that. But, I want to assure the public that our staff will do everything they can to get there as quickly as they can and be as effective as they can, and always have been”.

Staffing levels for the QFD would be affected by vacation or sick days.


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