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pjohnf - QFD at Madison School Wednesday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Kudos to the QFD for teaching fire safety to our children and I hope they talked about smoke detectors, which I'm sure they did. Smoke detectors the first line of defense against house fires should be on every floor and near or in every bedroom. Install working smoke detectors in your home and keep your family safe.
pjohnf - Illinois House Speaker renews push for \'Millionaire\'s Tax\' - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's one thing to think he's getting the rich to pay their fair share in a liberals world but the rich already pay most of the taxes. Even if you agree with the corrupt Madigan, the only people who will benefit from such a tax is Madigan and the rest of the corrupt politicians. They'll waste it and buy votes with the money not solve our fiscal problems in Illinois.
migraine_in_qcy - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yeah, not likely. If you're going to bid on a government project, you have to play the game. If you bid too low, or in this case, bid fairly, you'll be the odd man out. Those reviewing the bid will assume you didn't understand the scope and toss it out. Everyone knows this, so the bids all stay relatively high.
migraine_in_qcy - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If I see Brian or another Terstegge this weekend, I'll be sure to ask. I assume they forced the Council to provide their reason for denying the permit.
migraine_in_qcy - City starting to look at budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yeah, this isn't the first time someone I know is getting screwed over by these rules. Real nice when the City grants you a permit to build something on your own property, you spend the money building it, and then they shut you down. When the courts rules that the City was guilty of "spot zoning", Venvertloh's should have sued the City for damages, loss of revenue, and mental anguish. All…

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Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy

5 months, 4 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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