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ThomasPaineX - Obama Library House vote not so unanimous after all - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sounds a bit prearranged by all parties.
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
The quote you cited is a thought-provoking one; your point is well taken. My problem is with this idea (I'm paraphrasing) "if people can't be bothered to acquire a Photo ID, they must not be too interested in having a vote". With all due respect, I can't disagree with that more strongly. The people who have *the least* chance of ever being disenfranchised (the Bushes, Clintons, Kochs,…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
South Carolina's own State Law Enforcement Division (headed by the state's Republican attorney general) went through those (supposed) 35,000 votes with a fine-toothed comb... and eventually found no reason to believe that any fraud had occurred. The vast majority of that 35k figure you mentioned was eventually determined to be simple cases of human clerical error by poll workers; those happen…
SeenTheLight1 - Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The old City Engineer is now working for the State. Dicky created a job for him!
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I used the word "freely", which does NOT mean "I got an ID for free". As to your other point, all I'll say is that your experiences are not mine, and mine are not yours... Whether you want to believe it or not, there are Americans who through no particular fault of their own, are not capable of acquiring an ID.

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Manufacturing losses raise November jobless rates

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Temporary layoffs also contributed to unemployment increase

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Manufacturing and other temporary layoffs contributed to higher unemployment last month in 11 of 12 labor markets statewide, including Springfield, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Friday.
The Springfield-area unemployment rate of 7.4 percent in November compared with 7.1 percent in October and 6.9 percent in November 2012, despite the addition of 600 jobs in the last year.
Springfield had the third-lowest rate after the Quad-Cities, 6.5 percent, and Bloomington-Normal, 7 percent.
Statewide unemployment was 8.3 percent in November, and the national rate was 6.6 percent.
Only Chicago reported a lower year-to-year rate last month 8.1 percent compared to 8.3 percent in November 2012. IDES reported 55,300 jobs were added in the Chicago market in the past year with the fastest growth in education and health care, tourism and services.
Jobs losses were heaviest in manufacturing communities, including Peoria, Decatur, Rockford, Kankakee and Danville.



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