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quincymike - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
"The Hinsdale teachers’ union is willing to reduce end-of-career raises to 3 percent over each of four years." Why should the Unions have anything at all to say about end-of-career raises? That practice should be illegal, period. Pensions on the whole should NOT be based on end of career salary! They should be based on the SSI formula, and thus we would not even be having this discussion. This is…
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Hobart wants Everything from Quincy! Hobart in reality is giving nothing to Quincy! They get the lot for $1 and the city writes it off. Maybe in 10 years Quincy may get something out of the deal. I doubt it. There will be a lot of $'s on the table to make up. It sounds like a very sweet deal for the developer, especially in 10 years when they sell! Quincy to provide $1.8 million in equity? Have…
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The things they worry about and the things they should Be worried about how are you suppose to move a, parked car without starting it.
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As much as pay-for-performance sounds good I believe that only works if the teacher goes with the students from grade-to-grade. One year of being dealt a random deck of kids is, I believe, impossible to compare between teachers. Why can't a grade school teacher go from grade to grade with their class? Why can't a middle school English/Math teacher go from grade to grade?
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Also please explain what benefits this brings to quincy as a whole not just to the downtown. Those people renting those apartments aren't going to move quincy il just because there are new apartments available on 3rd & Maine those people already live here shop here and pay sales taxes here so the city gains nothing from them. The retail space MIGHT bring a couple of jobs and incremental sales…

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Blessing Hospital to create Diabetes Center

1 year, 10 months ago by Bob Gough

Facility will open in January at 1107 College

Blessing Hospital has announced plans the creation of the Blessing Diabetes Center in its building at 1107 College in Quincy.

“The Blessing Diabetes Center will be a place people can come for education and screening, and to meet with dieticians and physicians, including specialists like eye and foot doctors who can hold clinics in the Center,” said Maureen Kahn, RN, MHA, MSN, president/chief executive officer, Blessing Hospital.

“People with diabetes will no longer have to find their own way through the healthcare system to get the care they need. The support they need to address the many aspects of diabetes will be here at the Blessing Diabetes Center,” she concluded.

Kahn said the Blessing Diabetes Center will open in January 2013 at 1107 College. The building also houses the Memorial-Blessing Bariatric Program and Quincy Medical Group’s Ear, Nose and Throat staff.

Wednesday, November 14 was World Diabetes Day and the first-ever Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois. In addition to announcing the Diabetes Center, Blessing Hospital hosted a free blood sugar screening.  Nearly 60 people attended.

Diabetes blocks the body’s ability to change sugar into energy.  A person with a blood sugar test result outside the normal range should follow-up with their healthcare provider to determine their risk for developing diabetes.

Diabetes is a growing world epidemic.  The International Diabetes Federation estimates that unless rapid action is taken, one person in 10 will have diabetes by 2030.  In Illinois, 800,000 people currently have diabetes, and another 500,000 have the disease and don’t know it. 

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations and new cases of blindness, and a major cause of heart disease and stroke.  Diabetes related care in Illinois costs more than $7 billion a year.

Making healthier lifestyle choices reduces a person’s risk of developing diabetes, and reduces the risk of complications for those living with diabetes.

For more information on diabetes, visit the Health Library &Wellness Guide under the “Be Well” tab at the top of blessinghealthsystem.org.


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