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1950Brutus - Schock billed taxpayers for private plane to football game - - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I’m sure some legal expert will correct me if I am wrong but, my understanding is that for libel to be involved it would need to be proven that the statement was false, that I knew the statement was false and some type of damages occurred. For example if a big wart grew on his nose and medical people determined it was caused by my statement then we have damages. Until these 3 things occur, in my opinion,…
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The plug in digital CO monitors are nice. For like $25 mine gives a reading when it is over 30. I left a bucket of coals out for 20 minutes to test it once ... it went up to 45, I took the bucket out and it went right back down. For commercial settings they should have a couple at least and probably should read down to 20ppm. Restaurants are a little tricky since a hood on one side of the kitchen…
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How come this only works one way?
pjohnf - Rauner renews call for union changes during Peoria visit - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I believe that yes an individual should have the freedom to decide for themselves whether they join a union and get a job. However, I disagree with letting a vote of the people determine if collective bargaining is allowed. We're suppose to have representative government not pure democracy, which is anarchy.
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Cullerton is a used car salesman, no offense to used car salesmen, who lies, spins and distorts the truth. The dems won't give up the power of the purse because of their fear of losing the power to buy votes with our tax dollars. If Cullerton, Madigan and the other dems really cared about Illinois and its citizens they would work to solve Illinois's budget problems not work to keep power…

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11 months, 3 weeks ago by The Associated Press

Shortfall grew by less than 1 percent from the previous year

An annual state report puts the Illinois deficit at nearly $45 billion.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka released the report Wednesday. She says the shortfall grew by less than 1 percent from the previous year. She says the growth in liabilities was mostly because of obligations to state pension systems and other post-employment benefits.
The state has a $100 billion shortfall in its five pension systems. But Topinka’s office says the accounting method used in this report measures only what should have been set aside to keep pace with obligations — not the total debt.
Lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn adopted a plan last fall to reduce that debt over 30 years, but it has been challenged in court.
The general spending account deficit fell 19 percent to $7.3 billion.

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