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whhm - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I agree that he should not be treated any differently, but that is the reason given for the trial delay. And you're exactly right about bond being based on the crime, which means that contrary to pimpdaddystyle's opinion, a murder charge does not justify a reduced or recognizance bond. His attorneys say in the aforementioned article that they have not even bothered to ask for a reduction…
qfingers - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why should he get treated any differently than anybody else? Bond is mostly based on the crime you commit and flight risk...not your ability to pay. People frequently spend a night or weekend in jail because they can't make bond on minor offenses (like a traffic ticket warrant).
CoolEdge - Council tables insurance vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I don't understand why the mayor wanting his vote on record is a bad thing. Transparency is the new thing for politics, right? Some might want to be slippery and two faced, but statesmanship more than political deception seems like a good thing. Accountability, not plausible deniability, is what voters should expect, as I see it.
quincyhydro - Quincy School Superintendent\'s committee to begin construction manager interviews - Quincy, IL News
This is basically the school board telling Maas, Waterkoette, Schlipmann, and Bleigh Construction that they're a bunch of idiots that can't biuld a damn thing. Schlipmann just build a beautiful dorm for QU, Maas built almost the entire JWCC campus and 1st Bankers Trust building. Waterkoette and Bleigh are more than qualified. I really can't think of a bigger insult to our local…
whhm - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
According to another news source, he has no money, period. A lower bond would do no good because he won't be able to make that. The trial delays are essentially because of lack of funds to pay his attorneys to mount his defense.

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One of the state's major lobbying organizations joined forces Wednesday with Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats in a campaign to make the state's temporary tax increase permanent.

The Illinois Hospital Association -- a major donor to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- said it is backing the governor's call to maintain the state's current income tax rates in order to avoid cuts to health care and other programs.

“This issue is not just about hospitals and health systems,” said hospital association chief Maryjane A. Wurth. “It is about schools, public safety, roads and yes, health care. Without the continuation of current tax revenues, all of these areas will be subject to severe and destructive funding cuts that will hurt Illinoisans.”

Wurth's statement echoes the unified income tax message being voiced by Quinn and top Democrats in the legislature. If the temporary income tax hike is allowed to decrease from its current 5 percent rate to 3.75 percent on January 1, there will be devastating cuts to a wide range of public services, they say.

The IHA, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across the state, said hospitals already have absorbed hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare programs.

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