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DaveVictor - Ex-IDOT boss blames gov\'s office for majority of improper hires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Does the former City of Quincy engineer Jeff Steinkamp's name appear anywhere in this report? He ended up landing on his feet with a sweet IDOT ghost job after he got canned.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They did follow the citizenry, few that they were. The aldermen buckled for fear of not getting reelected and missing their pay as aldermen, healthcare etc.!
Quincyan2 - QND sees slight enrollment dip - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What's your point? QND is not for everyone, and everyone knows that. QND is not equipped to give every young person an education. The public schools are more capable of providing special education programs and also for providing AP courses for superb students. But for those that choose QND, the rewards last a lifetime and immeasurable. For the average or above average young person, QND provides…
Righty1 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just checked my Constitution, nothing on garbage. You could also cancel your Quincy fire protection and contract with Tri-Township. Cancel your water and sewer then drill a well and add septic, put up a wind generator to bypass CIPS. However, all those are band by government who use their constitutional authority.
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm going to add....contact your alderman and the mayor if you want to see contracting out tried again rather than spending more money here. The city can absorb the initial cost of the totes for the contract which would reduce the cost put on the water bill. From that point on totes would be provided for free but there would be a replacement cost if you "lose" it. Then you substitute the revenue…

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The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787.

Our government, at all levels, has forgotten the media works for the people, not for them. –Bob Gough, in a bar, 2011. 

Bob’s life has pretty much remained within a 70 mile radius of his hometown of Perry, Missouri, but he enjoys visiting  St. Louis, Columbia, Mo. and Puerto Vallarta.  

He was born in Hannibal and grew up in Perry. He traveled in the opposite direction of a man who was born in Florida, Missouri 130 years earlier and grew up in Hannibal-Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Bob graduated Mark Twain High School in 1985 and from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1989. He has been in the Quincy media market since 1990 and has done nearly every job imaginably in local television, radio, newspaper and, of course, Internet. 

Bob is a strong believer in open government and his blogs and stories are a must-read for those in the Quincy media and political circles.

When he is not making someone really mad, he is married to his wife Ellen, who he also makes really mad sometimes, and they have three kids-Alex, Michelle and Scott.  

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