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Givemeliberty - Illinois House Speaker renews push for \'Millionaire\'s Tax\' - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder what this 3% would amount to in dollars, I'm guessing in the overall scheme of things its a drop in the bucket in terms of "new revenue", and is nothing more than a way to pander to voters so he can say "see I'm doing something"
UJacks1 - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe instead of 'finding other posts' for those who have lost a current post, city needs to 'let them go'. yes, it is a tough thing to do, but, when city tries to get blood from turnips, that is just as tough to do. how many city citizens are below the poverty line already? you keep raising taxes and more will be there or they will move across the river. either way, city loses.…
1950Brutus - ADM aids Quincy Kiwanis playground project - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
3 cheers for ADM
1950Brutus - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm sure there is more story here than we know about so probably best to withhold judgement until more info comes to light. I admit this isn't any fun but what can one do.
Righty1 - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Remember the fiascal with the storage buildings across from Spring Lake at the 12th ST. and HWY 24 junction about 10 years ago. They had to remove them after Bob Mays sued them. Not so much a police enforcement issue but your neighbor could take legal action. Still not right. No representation, no enforcement.

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Mayor forms task force to try to keep Quincy Compressor

8 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said he has put together a group of local and state officials to put together a plan for Quincy Compressor to keep its Quincy plant open.

Last week, the company announced it was closing the Quincy facility and moving the jobs to the company's headquarters in Alabama. There are 152 employees at the Quincy plant. 

Moore called keeping Quincy Compressor in Quincy his top priority. He said he has spoken with the company's president and plans to meet with him when he's in Quincy next week. 

Moore said the task force consists of representatives of the City Council, Great River Economic Development Foundation, Machinists Local 822, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, State Sen. John Sullivan and State Rep. Jil Tracy. 

Moore said he is hoping the task force can put together a package of incentives. 

In other action, aldermen approved the hiring of Stacey O'Brien as the City's Director of Human Resources. O'Brien comes from John Wood Community College and will start working for the city on June 23.

"The work in local government is meaningful and challenging and presented me with an opportunity for personal job satisfaction as well as a chance to make a difference in my own backyard," O'Brien said. "Employees in public service see the results of their efforts reflected in the daily lives of its citizens from infrastructure and safety to police and fire protection to transportation. I want to be a part of that effort, to serve in a position where I can use my knowledge and experience to provide internal support and guidance to employees who are working together to make our city a wonderful place to live."

Aldermen also approved a 40 year lease of the ground where the spec building at Quincy Regional Airport sits. ASL Properties is buy the building from GREDF and other partners. The lease with the City had to be final before the building could be sold. 


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