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Sv3 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You are willing then to hand over a debatable amount of 25 million dollars? Without a plan, without any allocation of properties? All on the ridiculous idea it's unsafe for the employees? The county will get sued is the latest argument.... In the most secure supermax prisons lawsuits I'm sure are most common. So forgive me for not trusting the government to handle our money reasonably.…
DaveVictor - Darin LaHood announces candidacy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He sounds like a real firecracker.
1950Brutus - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Don't you think it is a little early for speculations? At least wait until he is in the ground.
SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So if we are going to take care of ourselves, should we shut the jail down, eliminate the Sheriff's department, shut down the road commission, shut down the fire department, and just let the neighbors bring over buckets of water when our house is on fire? Or get out our ropes and hang folks in the street for stealing horses? I'm about as capitalist and right wing as they come. I'll…
hug_a_bear - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
While every one is fighting over whether he is really dead or not, no one finds it strange that this guy and his boss both shot themselves in the same month. Maybe they were both were involved in something bad enough that they felt this was the only option.

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The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday that it has been forced to cut the hours of 13 historical sites after Labor Day, including some of the state's most popular attractions.

In a news release, the agency said that the 19 percent cut in its budget from$ 5.7 million to $4.6 million approved by lawmakers for Fiscal Year 2015 forced it to cut back at sites such as the Old State Capitol in Springfield, the Lincoln Log Cabin in Lerna and Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville. Most will reduce the days they are open from five to four.

According to the release, even with the reduced hours, the agency's budget is not balanced. Balancing the budget "would require more drastic steps, such as closing some sites completely." Instead, the agency said that the cuts are designed to buy time in the hopes that lawmakers will restore funding in the fall to where it was before the budget was cut.

Agency Director Amy Martins said is optimistic that the cuts can be reversed as some lawmakers have said they want to do. But, she warned, "If the cuts aren't reversed, we'll simply run out of money to operate the sites next year."


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