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1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I disagree with your Westview staff assessment - the last 3 or 4 years I have noticed an improvement in staff attitudes and I give credit to Matt B for this - he knows golf is a people business. No one has given me the impression that they "care less" about me. And "hideous", like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
GoQuincy - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
There are a lot of nice local area golf courses to be played at some very attractive rates and "deals/specials". As far as #3 and #4 at Westview some holes in golf are more challenging than others. I wish we had an "executive course" in the area like those in Arizona.
1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Making improvements to the course WILL attract golfers. Also the wildlife areas will REDUCE maintenance costs. So this project has goals of increasing revenues and reducing costs. Makes sense to me.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Due to a small handful of citizens complaining to their aldermen when Moore proposed privatization, sticker increases etc., now we and they are really going to pay since the city is still in the garbage business!
Stupid_Dems - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You hit the nail on the head hinkdad. Most of the alder people tucked their tails and ran after getting a few boos and now we get to move forward with more of the same except we won't be able to hide the cost. Pensions will continue to go up, workman's comp claims will continue, tipping fees will rise along with on going maintenance cost. This is what our alder people voted for. They should…

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6 months ago from pantagraph.com

The new plan would add an extra penny on every ounce sold in sealed containers, along with the syrups and powders used to flavor them

From from pantagraph.com:

Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.

The new plan would add an extra penny on every ounce of sugary drinks sold in sealed containers, along with the syrups and powders used to flavor them.

The tax is part of a broader plan to promote healthy living in Illinois, according to state Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, who sponsored the legislation. Revenue from the tax would go toward a range of health services and education initiatives.

"Numerous studies have linked excessive consumption of sugary soft drinks to obesity," Hunter said in an email. "We as a state need to do a better job of educating the public and children in particular about this issue and the health risks."

The proposal has drawn criticism from the Illinois Coalition Against Beverage Taxes — an alliance of manufacturers, retailers and union workers who say the tax would harm the economy and kill jobs in Illinois.

"You reduce consumption, and you reduce employment," said Brian Rainville, a spokesman for Teamsters Joint Council 25 in Chicago and northwest Indiana. "If there's less being made and distributed, there's fewer people doing those jobs.

"Politicians are always talking about creating middle-class jobs, and these are those jobs. These are the good, middle-class jobs that people want to create."

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