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Righty1 - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Chicago would be a good source.
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
AYHSMB: you claimed that "voter fraud is a predominantly Democrat[ic] tool". Could you do me a favor and cite your sources for that "fact"?
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
AYHSMB, the issue isn't "free" IDs... the issue [that these arbitrary state-by-state Voter ID laws cause] is that acquiring an ID in the first place has a cost. Some states have Voter ID laws in place; others don't. That means that [depending solely on the state that a person lives in] some people are forced to pay a fee before they can vote. Please show me [in any of the founding documents…
pjohnf - Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum - Quincy, IL News -
Illinois is billions of dollars in debt and these legislative clowns want to waste a $100 million dollars on a library that won't draw anyone? The inmates are running the asylum.
AYHSMB - Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council - Quincy, IL News -
Really? HuhWhy, is it a big loss? My guess he is leaving before his job is consolidated with another position, and he will actually have something to do for eight hours each day. Good grief. What does it take to do that job?

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1 hour, 1 minute ago

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1 hour, 9 minutes ago

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New Poll Gives Abbott a 2 to 1 Lead over Wendy Davis

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Liberal Democrats Crash Into 4th Place Among Students: Clegg's Seat At Risk

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@EricErvin2 QHS's schedule has said Unity at home today and I never saw that game on the QND schedule. We were to do the May 6 game on QJTV
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@EricErvin2 Was this the May 6 game that has been canceled?
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RT @Dave_Matter: Today's P-D @JoeStrauss writes "If he wasn’t Alden’s first choice Haith forever knew he wasn’t the people’s choice" http:/…