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UrKidsWillPay - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The CMS bid wasn't all or nothing RFP. Vendors could choose to bid on any of the several requests. The important sentence above is: "The Illinois Department of Central Management Services this month INFORMED MANY city and county officials in charge buying road salt that no vendors responded to their requests for bids." Many doesn't mean the same thing as ALL. Quincy happened to be among…
ONCEMORE1 - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Jeez, give it a rest-----even Obama stopped blaming the previous administration once the "Previous Administration" was his own.
1950Brutus - Group files appeal in term limits decision - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Dr Quinn - Medicine Man - doesn't seem to have problems getting things on the ballot - let's just ask him to put it on for us.
1950Brutus - Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
OK we can link 2 ballot measures together - we raise the min wage to $481 per hour. That way everybody who works in Illinois will make more than $1 million. Add the 3% surcharge on top then the government will have more money than it could ever need - at least for a year or 2. For those who think this doesn't make sense - it doesn't but it makes as much sense to me as this surcharge does.…
SeenTheLight1 - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So how is it the County is able to get salt thru CMS at a cheaper rate?

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

2 months, 2 weeks 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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