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yesqcy - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Quincy is not broke, the state is a mess, the city is not. There is no revenue shortfall, only cuts in service. Alderman Brink said it perfectly, there was nothing to fix, there is no shortfall. The council blundered this one worse than most, and that's saying a lot.
Givemeliberty - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Its true about the trucks, but hopefully a lesson was learned in all of this. If you are a municipality with a sugar daddy and that sugar daddy is the State of Illinois, you better prepare for the unknown when you have the opportunity (like getting out of the trash business). They have been withholding or making late payments from schools, nursing homes,hospitals, and private business for years now,…
Givemeliberty - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Kind of surprised to see that the city council stood their ground on this one after seeing em cave on privatization of trash pickup, I wonder if any of them wish they could have that one back.
WarCry - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So you're saying all of the reports that the state is going to be cutting funding to municipalities are all wrong? You're right insofar as the cuts haven't come yet, but they are anticipated, and this budget reflects what the city has told is going to happen. If the cuts DON'T happen, for whatever reason, then the budget can be adjusted at that time. This is a simple matter of…
1950Brutus - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A 2 million dollar reserve fund compared to a 31.9 million budget is nothing. You need this much just to cover unanticipated items and budget shortfalls. Using this reserve money in this budget is very short sighted.

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Can St. Louis Score A Major League Soccer Team?

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It’s 10 a.m. on a Saturday and soccer fans fill the Amsterdam Tavern in south city, a bar known for opening before most people wake up on the weekend.

On this day three English Premier League matches are showing on mounted TVs, but the big attraction is Arsenal vs. Fulham. Nearly everyone has a beer in hand.

When Arsenal scores the bar erupts in cheers.

"Arsenal is pretty popular in this area," explains Mitch Morice, co-founder of the soccer supporter group the St. Louligans.

Morice has two scarves draped around his neck. One is the red, white and blue scarf of the American Outlaws, a die-hard group of U.S. soccer supporters. The other scarf is green and yellow with the signature St. Louligan skull and cross-bones.

The St. Louligans first came together in 2010 to support the city's short-lived, outdoor professional team, AC-St. Louis. When that club folded after just one season, Morice says the Louligans were the silver lining.

"There were people coming down here to watch the morning games, but they didn’t have anything local. There was nothing binding them together," Morice said. "... But we were all St. Louis fans for one year. Now it’s something for us to build on. So if we do get a pro team, it’s just going to be insane."

While Morice and other St. Louligans wait for a professional team to call St. Louis home, they still support amateur soccer, such as the St. Louis Lions.

But getting a Major League Soccer team here is the Holy Grail.

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