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XBgCty - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CoolEdge: You seem to be conflating Private Unions, with Public Unions. This is about public sector unions, not private sector unions. So let's just stick with Public Sector Unions-- Specifically Police/Fire. That is what this article is about. Police/Fire can NOT strike. Tell me what your definition of "the blue flu" is, and tell me the last time it was used. A small shop doesn't need…
qtown1 - The Patio restaurant could open as early as February 1 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What exactly is riff-raff???Could it be that AYHSMB is riff-raff??? "Mr.Mediocre"
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
everyone should fund their own retirement ... yes. But government gets different terms, retires early with open ended promises. So those others you want to get into a retirement plan of their own are funding the early and lucrative plans of government workers. It's not about stripping retirement from those that have it, but having everyone fund their own. "in Moline, that city has seen…
Quijote57 - Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So ISBE wants more state money. How about all the money owed to the schools from previous years? That alone would go a long way for some of the financially struggling districts. I hold no hope of seeing the $750M ever trickling down when there are several hundred millions in arrears.
ChristiMay - The Patio restaurant could open as early as February 1 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They must be doing something right; they have been open for over 50 years. I don't think we can say that about many other restaurants around here. If someone knows so much about their food and prices, are they the ones trying to keep out the riff-raff? As with any other business, one can choose to support it or not and should not be subject to snide comments either way. Maybe people just want…

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Rep. Schock announces “Big Read” grant award for 18th District library

8 months, 1 week ago by Denise Donley

Quincy Public Library has been awarded $9000

Congressman Aaron Schock announced today that the Quincy Public Library in Quincy, Ill., has been awarded a $9000 grant through “The Big Read” program of the National Endowment for the Arts.  The program is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure. 

“Fostering a love for great American literature is a core goal of our nation’s system of public libraries. I am pleased that the Quincy Public Library was selected for this year’s ‘Big Read’ program grant, and I welcome all the people of the 18th Congressional District to renew their commitment to reading, particularly to our region’s children. Passing down an appreciation for the very best poetry, fiction, and short stories that have been written by America’s greatest authors is a top priority,” Schock said on the award announcement.

Award recipients will use the grant to develop unique programming that provides opportunities for local readers to discuss and celebrate one of 36 books identified for the program. Among the selected books are Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Two other regional libraries were named in the grant announcement: Galesburg Public Library ($9,000) and Pekin Public Library ($3,100).

 


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