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luanjo3 - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I agree!!! I'm tired of the answer to everything being raise taxes. And if they aren't raising taxes they are trying to come up with new taxes to get even more out of us.
jocar531 - Durbin, Oberweis spar over earmarks, minimum wage - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Term limits is only 1 reason Durbin MUST lose. He voted for BOhealthcare, he wants immigration reform and amnesty, he voted to raise taxes, he was involved in the IRS scandal against citizens free speech and free choice, he votes party lines without representing the people. He is a lying democrat thru and thru. I have emailed him my opinion many, many times and when he responds he is ALWAYS on the…
1950Brutus - Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
One important factor for me is missing from this article. How many politicians/bureaucrats have served time in jail for Cook and Iroquois counties? The question is not only quantity of government but quality of government.
Stupid_Dems - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You mean they should just keep on footing the bill for every freaking thing? I say the taxpayer has had it! Time to put the goose that lays the golden eggs on a diet. Lets start by cutting our city council and county board in half. Next, every state employee making over $100,000 takes a 10% pay cut. That would be a good start.
1950Brutus - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Are employees allowed to have their cell phones in the building?? - if so then this is a stupid rule. I doubt the "efficiency" of our government will be impacted much by a cell phone that is turned off.

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1 year, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

More than 265,000 passengers took the Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg

From sj-r.com:

Extra equipment can’t come soon enough for Amtrak if Illinois passenger trends reported Wednesday continue.

The carrier reported more than 675,000 passengers rode Lincoln Service trains between Chicago and St. Louis in the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an 11 percent increase and a record for the route.

Passenger numbers also increased on the Chicago-Carbondale and Chicago-Quincy lines.

Amtrak ridership in Illinois for federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30 and percentage increase from prior year:

* Lincoln Service, Chicago-St. Louis: 675,295; 11 percent

* Illini & Saluki, Chicago-Carbondale: 374,268; 5 percent

* Illinois Zephyr & Carl Sandburg, Chicago-Quincy: 265,307; 4 percent

* Texas Eagle, San Antonio, Texas-Chicago: 337,973; 12.8 percent

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said growth has been accommodated up to now by refurbishing old passenger cars and returning them to service, but that no more are available.

“We do not have the capacity in the current fleet to grow ridership dramatically,” said Magliari.

New equipment is on order, including additional engines and passenger cars, but delivery is not expected for at least two years.


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