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qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
Hinkdad - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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4 months, 2 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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