Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

1950Brutus - Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
AND for every hour paid at the higher rate is 5 cents more in tax revenues. Doesn't sound like much but wouldn't you like to have a nickel for every additional 5 cents they get.
pjohnf - Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Durbin, Quinn and Schakowsky are pushing the minimum wage increase as a payoff to their union buddies because as the minimum goes up the unions can use the increase to support increases for their members. And that way the unions will have more money to give to the democrats. The vicious money laundering cycle continues.
pjohnf - Strawman: Obama\'s Right--It\'s Time to Fix the Immigration System........ - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Obama's, Reid, Pelosi's and Durbin's version of immigration reform isn't true reform but it is amnesty or as some like to call it, democrat voter registration. Unless and until the border is fully secured and the flow of illegal aliens is stopped, the madness will continue. Our inept government also needs to implement E-Verify in the workplace nationwide and any employer caught…
pjohnf - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Good grief how many Judges does it take to run the courts in Cook county? Must be a lot of crime and corruption in Cook county. Oh that's right, Cook county is run by corrupt progressive democrats so they need a lot of judges to adjudicate all the crime and corruption.
1950Brutus - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It seems it would be difficult to pay "disorderly conduct" fines when making minimum wage. Or maybe there is a government program for this?? Comparing this movement to the civil rights movement is laughable. If they want to be taken seriously they need to drop this.

Most Popular

Quinn anti-violence spending didn’t pull big votes

Second break-in suspect caught Updated

Soup restaurant to open in new Broadway strip mall

Adams Co. Divorces for 7/23

New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks before interviews

Arrest made in Keller Marina boat theft

Arrest made in Monday break-in Updated

Multiple reports of burglaries on Quincy's north side

Lagunitas beer founder opens second brewery in Chicago

1 month ago suntimes.com

Rejects city incentives in return for fast and efficient process

From suntimes.com:

Tony Magee wanted the labels of his famed Lagunitas IPA to one day say “brewed and bottled in Chicago.”

So more than two years ago while driving to work, when he decided to open a second brewery, he knew he’d be coming home.

“From the very beginning we have been a Chicago brewery in northern California,” Magee, an Arlington Heights native, told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Thursday.

He found the perfect location — part of a West Side warehouse complex that once housed the Ryerson steel plant.

And then he met with city officials.

At City Hall, officials there started to talk about financial incentives that would be available.

“I was like, I don’t want any of it,” Magee said.

Instead, he asked for help making sure the process to open the brewery was fast and efficient.

“I need an expedited process because I have to add this capacity because the brewery in California is growing so fast,” Magee said he told the officials.

He said he didn’t want taxpayers’ dollars.

“You start realizing you make the world around you by the decisions you make as you move through it and if I don’t feel like the government should be looted [or] whored out for businesses ... we don’t need it ... so why ask for it?” Magee said. “I’d rather they have more midnight basketball and fill potholes. Don’t give it to me.”

Now just over two years later, the ribbon to the Chicago brewery has been cut.

Deputy Mayor Steve Koch said the city didn’t cut any corners, but didn’t want to be a barrier to a new 300,000-square-foot business that employs more than 125 people.

“If somebody wants to come and make that kind of investment in Chicago, we are going to do our best to be ahead of them,” Koch said. “We don’t want the city to be an obstacle.”

And why did Magee choose Chicago?

“It’s Chi-f******-cago,” said the plain-spoken, laid-back musician, who makes no secret of his affinity for smoking weed.

But there’s also a practical side to having a brewery here.

Chicago is a shipping hub; in California, the company was spending about $150,000 a month on freight costs.

That kind of money is better spent on a facility, Magee said,

And there’s the cachet of Chicago, as opposed to a neighboring suburb.

“If I’m going to sell beer from this brewery in Sweden and the UK as we do right now ... they all know where Chicago is,” he said. “I don’t think they know where Bedford Park is.”

Click Here to Read Full Article


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 2 hours, 54 minutes ago

Quincy Journal is looking for producers for its Internet streaming on QJTV. e-mail bgough@quincyjournal.com or call 217-617-7785.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 15 minutes ago

RT @QUHawks: WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Schlatter Named QU's First Swimming Coach http://t.co/gdqBEQpsNd
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 21 minutes ago

RT @YahooForde: Tim Beckman on losing Nathan Scheelhaase: "How do you replace a four-year starter?" Illinois was 6-18 last two, so shouldn'…
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 51 minutes ago

RT @jkcreativeprint: Wow, what just happened? The anti-tax candidate now favors extending the Illinois sales tax to services. Quinn is not…