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ONCEMORE1 - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lower costs? Fewer pickups? Lower salary? The same trucks, running the same routes because some people will still be putting yard waste out. And if you think City workers will cut their own paid hours because of fewer pickups, you're delusional.
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He's been contemplating his decision for the last several months while spending his time in Sarasota, Florida and still collecting his $180,000....very smart man to get away with that and still have the Board President say he's great!
HuhWhy - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If I were a betting man.... I would bet that the city council on Monday does not pass the budget. it will be like 9-5 opposed. Then a special council meeting on Thursday to try and pass a budget on Friday.
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pjohnf - I couldn't have said it better myself. Aren't we, in Illinois, 'blessed' with representation in Washington? We can thank Chicago for that.
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You're 100% right that it would change what some people do, including - it seems - yourself. And do you know what that would result in? Lower costs to the city. Fewer pick-ups due to people doing it themselves means lower vehicle maintenance. Lower salary expense due to decreased hours. Yes, some people would stop using the service, which reduces the EXPENSE of providing that service. The point…

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Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy

7 months, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Private event Sat night at QU

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) made a stop in Quincy for a private fund-raiser Saturday night at Quincy University.

Before the fund-raiser, Durbin made a statement about this year’s corn and soybean crop. “It’s the time of year when we have to take a close look at transportation issues, and one that’s going to be very important for us in the Midwest. We’re going to have a bumper crop of corn and soybeans, and we’re going to need a lot of efforts to move it. Obviously the river is major, and we’re going to use trucks, but 30% of our crop moves by rail. The problem we have now is that a lot of rail cars are being used in the upper Midwest to move bulk oil out of North Dakota and Canada. They’re finding problems in the upper Midwest when it comes to capacity. I wrote to the Surface Transportation Board in Washington this week, and I asked them to monitor the availability of rail capacity to move our crop. We wanna make sure that this great crop moves to market, and that our farmers end up with a profit at the end of the year.”

When asked about the priorities of his re-election campaign, Durbin said “The highest priority is, of course, to let the people of Illinois know what it takes to create good-paying jobs in the state. We’re still concerned. We’re coming out of the recession slowly, but there’s also a problem with jobs that don’t pay enough money. There’s a problem with students having too much college debt, and being unable to pay it back. So these are the basic middle-class, middle income working issues that I think are still front and center. What I’ve tried to do in the Senate is to bring the money home. Being a down-stater myself, and having represented this area for many years, I know how important it is to make sure we have the best investment. The single best investment we have in terms of job creation, I think, is our university system downstate, and our community colleges. The community colleges like John Wood, linking up with local employers, create real jobs with real paychecks. And I’m finding that to be a real source of hope, and the future of job employment downstate”.       

Durbin and his wife stayed  in Quincy overnight, and say a few remarks at the Sunday service at the Cathedral of orship on North 25th Street.


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