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migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are plenty of white kids east of 18th, and plenty of them are little thieves, vandals and druggies. I don't see how it would matter in what part of town this happened or what color of skin the victim has.
SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is clearly an opinion piece. I'm not bashing QJ for publishing this as news, I think there are people who will read this and take it as news, since it's posted on a news site (even though it's under the opinion page). Most people won't take the time to discern. I would honestly like to see a local journalist do some good solid research (investigative journalism) on this topic…
GuyFawkes10 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How did a response that I did not type end up in my post? Is this a new feature. I actually was defending you by making the point that it was not a news story. I hoped that Silence would have come to that conclusion after I asked question.
whhm - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are too many kids in our society in general being ignored, unsupervised, or otherwise neglected. Whether because of broken families, no father figures or other positive influences, working single parents who don't have the time (or don't make the time), being raised by grandparents who don't have the energy, etc., these kids are left to their own devices when it comes to school…
migraine_in_qcy - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's under "Editorials & Opinion".

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Progressive income tax rejected

From Doug Finke, State Capitol Bureau :
An Illinois House committee Thursday signed off on a measure that would allow voters to decide if millionaires should pay more in state income taxes.
At the same time, the House Revenue Committee put a stake in efforts to bring a progressive income tax to Illinois by voting down a proposed constitutional amendment on the issue.
The committee voted along party lines to approve the proposed constitutional amendment by House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, that would impose a 3 percent surtax on incomes above $1 million. Income up to $1 million would continue to be taxed at the state's personal income tax rate, currently set at 5 percent.
Madigan said his amendment would apply to the more than 13,000 millionaires in the state. He said it would raise about $1 billion a year that would be distributed to K-12 school districts on a per-pupil basis. Each school district would receive $550 per student regardless of a district's financial health.
“Within our society, those who earn over $1 million are better equipped than others to support education,' Madigan said.
Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said he was concerned about the impact on small businesses, many of which are set up to pay income taxes at the personal rate rather than the higher corporate rate. Coupled with the 2011 temporary income tax increase, McSweeney said, Madigan's proposal would mean a 167 percent tax increase on those businesses since 2010.
Illinois Manufacturer's Association president Greg Baise called the idea “bad policy and bad form.”
“This is more of a perception tax than a reality,” he said. “It is a perception Illinois wants to penalize success.”
However, Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, said the surtax is a good approach for areas like his that do not have many millionaires.
“This is an opportunity for a lot of areas in the state to actually do a lot better with minimal impact on my regions,” he said.
The proposed amendment now goes to the full House, which must approve it by a three-fifths vote. The Senate will then have to approve it by the same margin for the issue to appear on the November ballot.

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