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gothamtroll - Second break-in suspect identified - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Well he certainly covered some ground unlike his partner. I would certainly love to commend both the Marshals and local authorities on well conducted communications in an expedited effort to capture Kelly despite him quickly heading south eastward.
WarCry - Burlington, IA considering requirement for toy gun cases - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's a cascading problem. Starting in the late 70s, early 80s, hunting became less and less. Parents stopped teaching their kids about firearms and gun safety, and the world because more suburban. Now those kids are adults and the only thing they know about guns is what they get in movies. And so they teach their kids that guns are bad, and the problem worsens. It's not any one thing causing…
gothamtroll - Burlington, IA considering requirement for toy gun cases - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Well I'm certainly glad I've long since lost/misplaced my childhood super soakers and cap gun. I'd hate to think I could potentially be punished by law for having had those 'out in the yard'. Yet again, policy makers grasping for straws. What next? My metallic painted handcuffs that have a release switch on the side? Are they going to deem my having those as impersonating…
migraine_in_qcy - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wait... we're out of the recession? Why, because Obama says so? Comes as a surprise to most of us, I'm sure.
migraine_in_qcy - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because they also push those who don't qualify to sign up. You really think 58% of the kids come from families that can't afford lunches? I know people who take yearly family vacations and have a boat sitting in their driveway that are on free/reduced. If they truly "qualify" based on the guidelines, then there are problems with the guidelines. Also, just because the guidelines allow you…

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$1.6B drop in Illinois revenue predicted next year

5 months, 2 weeks ago from the Associated Press

That's down from $36 billion this year

Illinois is expected to see a $1.58 billion drop in revenue if the state's income tax increase rolls back as planned.

Officials from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability told lawmakers Tuesday the preliminary revenue forecast for the next fiscal year will be $34.4 billion. That's down from $36 billion this year.

The drop in revenue reflects an expected decrease in the state's income tax. The temporary hike is scheduled to drop from its current 5 percent to 3.75 percent next January. Some Democrats want the tax increase extended but many Republicans oppose it.

Gov. Pat Quinn plans to give his budget address in March. The event serves as the official opening of negotiations on the state budget, which lawmakers are tasked with passing before adjourning for the year.


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