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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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Arbitrator rules for raises for Quincy firefighters

3 years, 3 months ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal.com

Firemen will get raises of 2, 2.5 and 3 percent over the next three years

An arbitrator has ruled Quincy firefighters will get raises in each of the next three years.

Following an hour-long executive session of the Quincy City Council, Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning presented the details of the results of binding arbitration.

Although aldermen heard the details of the ruling, they took no vote on the matter. Henning said there was some final minor contract language that needed to be ironed out before a vote is taken.

Members of Firefighters Local 63 will receive a 2 percent raise this year, a 2.5 percent next year and a 3 percent in the third and final year of the deal when it is approved by the Council. This year’s raise will be retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year, which started May 1.

Henning said the union had asked for other provisions, such as increases in holiday pay and education pay that were declined by the arbitrator.

Henning said he had budgeted for a 1.5 percent raise and the 2 percent deal will cost the city an extra $18,500. Henning said he will not fill a position he had budgeted to fill this year to make up the difference. He will fill the slot of a recent retirement to put the department at 64 firefighters.

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley also said the officers and supervisors represented by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Local 12 have requested arbitration.

Copley said the two sides were selecting an arbitrator, but he was still hopeful a deal could be done before the process actually started as no meetings have been scheduled.


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