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Givemeliberty - Illinois House Speaker renews push for \'Millionaire\'s Tax\' - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder what this 3% would amount to in dollars, I'm guessing in the overall scheme of things its a drop in the bucket in terms of "new revenue", and is nothing more than a way to pander to voters so he can say "see I'm doing something"
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Maybe instead of 'finding other posts' for those who have lost a current post, city needs to 'let them go'. yes, it is a tough thing to do, but, when city tries to get blood from turnips, that is just as tough to do. how many city citizens are below the poverty line already? you keep raising taxes and more will be there or they will move across the river. either way, city loses.…
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I'm sure there is more story here than we know about so probably best to withhold judgement until more info comes to light. I admit this isn't any fun but what can one do.
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Remember the fiascal with the storage buildings across from Spring Lake at the 12th ST. and HWY 24 junction about 10 years ago. They had to remove them after Bob Mays sued them. Not so much a police enforcement issue but your neighbor could take legal action. Still not right. No representation, no enforcement.

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Bridge the Gap to Health race presents $42K check

Bridge the Gap to Health race presents $42K check

5 months, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Money goes to Quincy Catholic Charities Medassist program

The Gem City was on display for this year’s 14th Annual Bridge the Gap to Health race. The race featured a new route which took runners and walkers through Quincy’s historic downtown and past the organization which benefits from the proceeds of the race – Quincy Catholic Charities. The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation presented a check in the amount of $42,634.48 to Quincy Catholic Charities’ MedAssist Program. The donation comes from a combination of registration fees, donations, and sponsors. Sponsors of this year’s race were DOT Foods, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Quincy Recycle, Quincy Herald Whig, OSF Mission Activities, State Street Bank, Mark Twain Casino, Kohl Wholesale, ADM, Sam’s Club, Quincy Compressor, and Titan International.

“This year you could feel the excitement and energy from our participants as they experienced Bridge the Gap in a new way through our new route,” said Carol Brockmiller QMG Chief Operating Officer and QMG Healthcare Foundation Board Member. “We believe this enthusiasm will continue into our 15th race next year and result in higher participation which equates to more support for the MedAssist program.”

Since 2001, the MedAssist program has helped patients obtain nearly 46,000 prescriptions at a value of more than $16.5 million. The MedAssist Program helps leverage medications from pharmaceutical companies to families who meet income guidelines and other criteria set forth by the pharmaceutical company. MedAssist is funded solely through the generosity of the United Way, Bridge the Gap to Health, individual donations and minimal patient fees.

“Each year we are so grateful for the amount of money this race is able to raise for our MedAssist program,” Jackie Bruns, Quincy Catholic Charities Area Director said, “Without the generous support of QMG and the Bridge the Gap committee, hundreds in our community would go without prescriptions that help them manage chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. These are medications that our clients simply could not afford on their own and must choose to go without; putting their health and life in jeopardy.”

The 2015 race is set for May 16. For more information about Bridge the Gap to Health, go to www.bridgethegaptohealth.com.


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