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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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Schlafly puts Chicago brewpub plans on hold

10 months, 2 weeks ago From stltoday.com

Dear Schalfly, try West Quincy instead

From From stltoday.com:

The maker of Schlafly beer has postponed indefinitely plans to open a brewpub in Chicago.

Dan Kopman, co-founder of the St. Louis Brewery, said the craft brewer was recently notified by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission that it would not qualify for a brewpub license in the state.

The commission informed him that production limits for craft brewer’s licenses — 30,000 barrels annually — also apply to brewpub licenses. St. Louis Brewery, which makes Schlafly beer, produced more than 56,000 barrels of beer last year.

“Because we’re over 30,000 barrels, they won’t give us a brewpub license,” Kopman said. “Our understanding was that we could hold a brewpub license without holding another license.” 

Kopman found a building in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that he was eyeing for a brewpub and pilot brewery, he said, but now those plans are on hold. The company had announced plans for a Chicago brewpub in December 2012.

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