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UrKidsWillPay - Updated Illinois public employee compensation, pension reports - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You can actually look at the Public School retirement on there its just in a separate section. Some pretty large numbers in that one to be sure. $17,000 per month ain't bad if you can get for watching the price is right in your underwear but that is what the system calls for that we as taxpayers allowed to be put in place. There is also one person on there that has been retired since 1973!!!!
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WOW - you need to start running mug shots through photo shop before you post - SCARY. Please don't tell me you already did - that would be even SCARIER. .
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Has The Deuce thought about moseying down to City Hall to examine the health insurance plan documents to familiarize himself on the matter at hand? Will The Deuce be one week smarter (on this subject) after the seven-day delay? Is The Deuce still waiting for his marching orders from the affected unions? Ah, but keep in mind that patience is a virtue so we must go easy on The Deuce while we breathlessly…
UrKidsWillPay - Updated Illinois public employee compensation, pension reports - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You want to see something interesting take a look at the workers compensation section. It will give you the whole sate but you can filter to just Quincy. Interesting if you sort it by dollar value descending you will see Mark Fuqua "Fell" at work and got $107,000 in 2011 and by mere coincidence Deborah Fuqua "fell" at work and got $100,000 in 2007. Things that make you go hmmmm.....
UrKidsWillPay - Updated Illinois public employee compensation, pension reports - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Its not that hard once you sign up to do the filter yourself. Look for Adams County, City of Quincy, Quincy School District and Quincy Park District.

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Commission: 'Sweepstakes' games should be outlawed

10 months ago John O'Connor, Associated Press

Sweepstakes or coupon machines resemble video gambling kiosks

From John O'Connor, Associated Press:

An anti-crime group is backing legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would outlaw "sweepstakes" machines that the group says are illegal video gambling devices - unregulated and inviting to organized crime.

The Chicago Crime Commission, a nonpartisan group of civic leaders that works to improve public safety and the justice system, has planned a news conference Sunday to lend its support to a measure sponsored by Sen. Antonio "Tony" Munoz, a Chicago Democrat. It would remove a provision in existing law that allows for unlicensed gambling devices if they are used in non-gambling activities.

Sweepstakes or coupon machines resemble video gambling kiosks in bars, restaurants, convenience stores and elsewhere, Art Bilek, executive vice president of the crime commission, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

But unlike state-regulated video gambling operations, none of the money goes to help local or state governments and no one associated with the machines must undergo a criminal background check. That's an open door for organized crime, Bilek said.

"The last thing we want is for the Outfit, who's down pretty low thanks to the FBI, to start getting all this ... money back in their veins," Bilek said. "Here's a machine, now, that has no rules."

Supporters of the machines say they don't offer gambling, but a coupon that can be redeemed for prizes. In a notice posted on the Illinois Gaming Board website declaring the operations illegal, the board notes that courts in eight states, including Indiana and Ohio, have rejected this argument.

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