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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.…
GrayHairedMan - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But if everything is already under construction, there is nothing that can be done. I have been involved with a lot of bid projects and there are always cost overruns. In fact, the contractors live for the over runs as it is how they make extra money. The words will be "change orders" and everyone will just have to bend over. I stick with my original post above, this project, if passed, will go…
Givemeliberty - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If this was a responsible persons car it would of not got this bad, they would of took care of these issues as they came along, rather than waiting to dump 3 grand in at one time. But just for the sake of argument It sounds like this car has about 200,000 miles on it and its probably worth about $800, because cars don't hold their value especially when they are ragged out. So yea this is a no…
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I've seen a couple of "studies" that supposedly try to show facilities matter. Totally unconvincing. Do you have a reference for something that shows the school building really matters? I can believe that facilities impact teachers more than students. Maybe if they maintained the buildings they wouldn't be so bad. And the ratings you quote are based on performance....not facilities.…
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Actually you only need 20 years for Tricare. Until you reach Medicare age. Tricare is one of the big benefits now. Moreso now than it used to be.

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Illinois group targets lawsuit abuse

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Denise Donley

Madison, St. Clair and Cook Counties are known as "judicial hell-holes"

The Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch group stopped in Quincy Monday to discuss the effects of lawsuit abuse in the area.

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch is a grassroots legal watchdog group that focuses on educating the public about the adverse effects of lawsuits.

Travis Akin with Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch said that everyday people are affected.

“Even if you’ve never been sued or gone through a lawsuit yourself, lawsuit abuse still has an impact on your daily life. It affects the prices of goods and services, you relationships with your friends and families because that threat of litigation is always out there.”

According to a report from Harris Interactive, Illinois is ranked 46 out of 50 states on legal fairness.

“We need reform. Part of the reason Illinois has hellhole jurisdictions is because we don’t have any meaningful reforms on the books. What reforms we have been able to get through the legislature have been overturned by the court.”

Akin says jurisdictions are singled out because there is enough of abuse there to bring the whole state of Illinois down.

 “It affects our business climate, it effects business decisions that companies make because companies don’t want to make it easier to get dragged into a courtroom. What makes this lawsuit abuse to prevalent is that Judges allow these things to continue.”

For more info, visit http://illawsuitabusewatch.org/ or watch the video.


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