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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.!
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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.
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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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Public universities have raised tuition by 21 percent, private schools by 5 percent

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The cost of attending a four-year university is rising faster for public institutions than private ones, say private college representatives.

Despite rising prices for both public and private universities, the gap separating them is shrinking, according to a report issued Thursday by the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities.

The report says that the average net price of tuition and fees for a public, four-year university rose to $14,771 in fiscal year 2012, up from $12,180 in fiscal year 2008. During the same time, the cost of attending a private university increased to $23,222, up from $22,001 four years earlier.

While the average price for public universities has increased by 21 percent, the report said that, thanks to increased grant aid and federal tax benefits, private institutions have raised prices for their 231,000 students by 5 percent.

"Through both need-based aid and institutional aid, they're able to essentially lower that net cost of attendance where it's much more affordable," said the group's president, David Tretter. "We're all concerned about the reach of the average citizen."

But Tretter doesn't anticipate that the gap will turn over.

"It's hard to crystal ball it, but I think the only way that could happen is if the state got out of the business of funding higher education," he said.

He added that he didn't think the state should get out of higher education funding and that the state has a "legitimate role" in supporting education.

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