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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
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Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
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Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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Harpole's Heartland Lodge opens Sunset Valley

2 months, 4 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols

New lodge is resort's third in Pike County

From a press release:

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort is proud to announce the opening of their third lodge in Pike County, Illinois! This 10,180 sq. ft. lodge is located less than one mile from the main resort and sits on its own private 52 acres. Located on the Mississippi River bluffs, this lodge features incredible views of the river valley and the Missouri hills.

The lodge is named Sunset Valley and can be reserved exclusively as a private cabin or by individual rooms, similar to our existing two lodges. The lodge’s focus is to expand the resort side of the business and Sunset Valley is perfect for weddings, friends and family gatherings, business retreats, couples getaways and any other reason you may want a retreat close to home.

This lodge continues Harpole’s Heartland Lodge goal of making Pike, Calhoun and West Central Illinois a better place to live. The following are some of the positive impacts this new lodge will have to the area:


  1. An estimated 2,600 new tourists visiting Pike County and staying at Sunset Valley annually.

    1. An estimated additional 1,200 guests will be attending weddings, conferences and other events at Sunset Valley.

    2. An estimated total of 3,800 tourists and guests will be visiting each year.

    3. Some visitors will decide to return and invest in the community.

  2. Visitors will be encouraged to shop at our local restaurants, grocery stores, and retail establishments.

    1. Visitors will inject an estimated $1,447,800 annually into our local economy. (The average visitor will spend $127 on gas, food and shopping in our community. Multiply by 3 for total economic impact. 3,800 x $127 = $382,600 x 3 = $1,447,800.)

    2. Possible annual sales tax generated is $97,726.50.

  3. Estimated Lodging tax generated annually = $45,115.20.

    1. $18,720 will go into our Pike County’s local lodging tax.

    2. $26,395.20 will go to state hotel tax with a portion coming back to Western IL.

  4. New jobs will be created.

    1. Sunset Valley Lodge will result in several new jobs and will help to sustain current jobs.

    2. Over 15 local contractors were used during construction and renovation of Sunset Valley along with using local suppliers for materials.


The new lodge complements the two existing lodges that bring in over 10,000 annual visitors to Pike County from all over the world. These annual visitors inject millions of dollars into our local economy.


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