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1950Brutus - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
NO WAY - who would hire Ryan, Blago or Quinn after talking to them?? - only a circus business - 3 Stooges impersonators.
Stupid_Dems - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That was painful!! Should be a very tight election............................NOT!
WarCry - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
That's interesting, because I've worked for 3 different Fortune 500 companies, and every time I've interviewed FIRST, and then, if they wanted to hire me, that's when they did the background checks. So, major, successful businesses in their actual hiring practices versus guy on the internet saying it should be done differently.. Which to believe, which to believe.....
WmMunny - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
Interview time is much more costly than a criminal background check. Successful people know that.
1950Brutus - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I am much more cynical than I am naive. There is such a thing as "contempt" which is what should be used here. Disturbances by cell phone users happens all across the planet - no reason why court rooms should be exempt.

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3 weeks, 1 day ago Tobias Wall, The State Journal-Register

Quinn canceled the Capitol renovations the same day he approved emergency repairs to the Mansion roof

From Tobias Wall, The State Journal-Register:
Specifics about the $250 million in Capitol renovations that Gov. Pat Quinn zeroed out when he approved the state’s $35.7 billion budget Monday remain unknown, but other plans for state buildings won’t be affected, state officials said Tuesday.
“It (the $250 million) was re-appropriated over several fiscal years since the beginning of the Illinois Jobs Now program,” Quinn spokesman David Blanchette said. “It is for four as-yet-unspecified projects in the Capitol complex.”
That means the renovations would occur in the Statehouse, the Howlett Building or the Stratton Building. He said nothing more specific was outlined in the appropriation but indicated the projects that were put on hold likely were not critical to the safe use of any of the buildings.
A press release from Quinn’s office suggested the cuts could be related to similar postponements ordered in 2013 when the governor “halted renovations at the Capitol after excessive flourishes and spending by the architect was brought to his attention.”
Henry Haupt, a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said cutting the Capitol renovation money won’t put the squeeze on work that needs to be done on other state buildings.
“Those (canceled) projects do not impact any of the projects we’ve requested,” Haupt said. “Those were all projects requested by the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.”
An OAC secretary on Tuesday initially said the office didn’t have a comment on the specifics of the renovations requested by Capitol architect J. Richard Alsop, but left him a message relaying a request for comment. Alsop didn’t return the message.

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