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qfingers - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
Exactly how much economic war do you need before responding? Just because it's done over the internet makes it no less effective. I suppose if they attack our power grid and knock out our power for a few months you're OK with that too? How do you demarcate the two? N Korea does not play well with others and if we don't respond they will continue to act with impunity. They don't…
migraine_in_qcy - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
Hopefully Rogan and Franco can somehow get the rights for the movie from Sony and distribute it on their own. I would personally pay for a DVD of this movie, if nothing else just to show my support for freedom from dictators, oppressive regimes and terrorists.
UJacks1 - JWCC levy sees $172,775 increase - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Don't know, but, I'd take a guess: Over the next 9 months and the last 3, QUincy has lost nearly 800 jobs - some of those 'mates' must move on with the one who lost the job. Drive around town - how many, so many, homes up for sale - might be an indicator of the economic situation in Qcy and IL. - time to move on outta here maybe? I doubt that anyone losing a job at Qcy Compressor…
1950Brutus - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I do not think this is the subject for drawing a line in the sand. Fifty years ago I read about how World War 1 started – assassination of an Archduke that set a series of events in motion that resulted in a World War – can you imagine that in 50 years people could read that World War 3 started over a movie starring Seth Rogan. Not an issue to ask people to die for. If we do retaliate we should do…
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Illinois lawmakers are set to meet Friday morning in Chicago to consider possible reforms to a controversial state tax credit program. 

Critics of the program known as EDGE point out how companies have qualified for millions of dollars in incentives even as they laid off hundreds of workers or failed to create promised jobs. Concerns also have been raised over the lack of information made public on negotiated deals and how special tax breaks largely go to big companies.

A case in point is Motorola Mobility, which laid off more than 1,000 workers in 2012 and fell below its requirement to retain at least 2,500 jobs but was still eligible for a tax credit worth about $11 million.

The company has said its incentive is assessed and disbursed quarterly, allowing it to draw a credit for the quarters it meets its job retention commitments. Motorola Mobility is the only one allowed to draw credits quarterly, according to a spokesman with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which administers the program. And it doesn't have to create a single job, according to its contract with the state.

The Libertyville-based company, owned by Google, is among nine companies in the program allowed to keep their employees' tax withholdings. Archer Daniels Midland and Office Depot were among a half a dozen companies that failed to get that special incentive last year.

Since the EDGE program was created in 1999, the state has pledged more than $800 million in tax incentives to about 300 companies. Nearly half of those pledges were made in 2011 and 2012. The large increase is partly due to more companies joining the program and to the rise in the personal income tax rate, a factor in determining the value of the incentive.

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