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OneMansPoison - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Good gawd. I'm down-voted for championing the downtrodden children used and abused by "the system". My place in Hell must be very low...
QuincyGuy - Quincy man held after two-state chase - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Brandishing a Firearm is against the law. Who was your instructor? If he told you, you didn't listen very well.
CoolEdge - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
single people don't get those benefits ... that's not equal. This is only about the definition of marriage. The courts changed it, wrote law.
Expatriate - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think these are completely valid concerns and people on the pro-same-sex marriage side dismiss them too quickly. I wonder how courts will address them. If "marriage license" is part of a fundamental right, then they would apply strict scrutiny to equal protection analysis (To keep the discriminatory law, the government must show that the challenged classification serves a compelling state interest…
OneMansPoison - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Well, maybe we need a common core I.Q. test to figure out which kids are capable of giving consent? Just kidding.

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Amtrak Quincy-to-Chicago ridership up 4 percent

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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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