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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only people resenting the police are those who are too ignorant to know what the police actually do.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few years ago, a van was stopped for the "low-hanging fruit" of having the license plate bulb burned out. It was a routine stop that resulted in the seizure of over 500lbs of marijuana. What you deem as "accidental" is not as random as you think. It's a numbers game, and as much as you want to complain about it (a lot, apparently), it's been proven legal at every level of court system…
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not sure what your point was in re-posting the blotter, other than you like to see comments with your name at the top. Seat belt enforcement is just picking low-hanging fruit. Violators are usually tame and compliant and usually pay their fines: hence, easy revenue stream for the gubmint. The fact that they accidentally round up a real criminal once in awhile just helps people ignore away…
migraine_in_qcy - Survey says: GREDF, City of Quincy and Adams County get some answers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourn
That's all fine and dandy, but what is GREDF doing to try and improve the business climate in Illinois? Is GREDF openly supporting political candidates that are low-tax and pro-business? Is GREDF lobbying or helping fund lobbyists at the state level to promote pro-business laws? It's great to talk about retention, but when Illinois is doing everything it can to stifle business growth, surveys…
whiner1 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
STEP is a waste of taxpayer money. We are spending 7 million or so already to catch all the bad guys. The State of Illinois is broke. It is ridiculous to add another layer of law enforcement on top of what we already have. I intend to tell all my reps. to quit wasting my money on more enforcement. Enough is enough. These petty tickets are just sucking money out of the local economy and causing more…

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Hundreds of low-wage McDonald's workers protested near the fast-food chain's headquarters on Wednesday calling for a significant pay hike, and several dozen were peacefully arrested. 

McDonald's workers are calling for roughly a doubling of pay to $15 per hour and the right to form a union that would bargain over benefits and wages on their behalf.

Those marked with yellow arm bands came prepared to be arrested and about two dozen were led by police to a bus.

About 500 to 600 people clogged the entrance, with some singing “We shall not be moved” as police warned them they could be arrested if they did not move back. Police led protestors away from the front one by one.

The latest, and possibly largest, protest against the global chain comes a day before McDonald’s Thursday annual meeting, where shareholders will weigh in on the company's executive compensation. Chief Executive Don Thompson took home total compensation of $9.5 million in 2013.

Fast food workers in Chicago make about $8.25 per hour, the state’s minimum wage. Many are part-time workers without benefits and don’t have a set schedule.

Company officials could not be reached for comment.

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