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pullthisleg - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
So this law is just making business owners waste their time interviewing someone they won't hire. Great way to bring business to the state. This is just another liberal ploy to get some more votes.
WarCry - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
Or, ya know, you could read the article instead of reacting to the headline. Criminal background checks are NOT being banned, they're available after the interview rather than before. Which is exactly what employers have done with me in the past, because they don't want to spend the money on the background check if they don't think they want to hire you anyway.
WmMunny - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
Great ...... for the "privilege" of being a business owner, I no longer have the right to make my own decision about giving a criminal a second chance. Second chances are required BY LAW. The bar is set just high enough to trip over in this state.
migraine_in_qcy - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Of course not. If we still encouraged personal responsibility and people still knew shame and pride, the number would be much lower. It also doesn't help that the schools push people to sign up for the free and reduced lunch programs because the higher the percentage in those programs, the more money they receive from the state for telecommunications services. See E-Rate:
qfingers - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
What...were politicians having a hard time getting interviews?

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                             Arrest       Jennifer L Parsano (45) of Decatur, Il. for Failure to Yield-Left Turn at 4th & Maine on 7/3/14.                                                  NTA

                            arrest          Rebecca A Morgan (59) of Quincy for Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle at 6th &                                                            Chestnut on 7/7/14. NTA

                    Arrest / Lodged  Thaddeus L. Douglas (28) of 917 Madison was arrested for Aggravated Battery for an                                                             incident that occurred on June 28th, at 124 No. 5th.  He was lodged in the Adam's County                                                     Jail.

                      Arrest / Misd     Dack E. Camerer (34) of 1537 Harrison was arrested for Aggravated Assault at 1705                                                               Harrison on 6/29/14.

                              arrest         Markus Hobson 33, of Quincy for no valid drivers license, no insurance and plates                                                                   suspended for mandatory insurance violation.

                              arrest         Rebecca I Grotte 32 of 1526 S 6th for retail theft at Walmart on 6/27.         

                      arrest/lodged    Joshua J. Holcomb 32 of 527 1/2 N. 8th for FTA -retail theft on 07-07.

                      arrest/lodged    Joshua J Holcomb 32, 524 1/2 N 8th for driving while suspended at 6th/Ohio. 

                        arrest/nta          Rocky E. Courtney 27 of 1118 N. 4th for criminal damage on 07-01


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