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GuyFawkes10 - 85,000 temporary driver\'s licenses issued to immigrants - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is there any teeth to this new law? Will the license be taken away forever if caught driving with no insurance? Many won't get one because they will have to provide insurance. The way it is now, Juan when pulled over without a license or insurance just doesn't show up for court, then changes name to Jesus.
pjohnf - 85,000 temporary driver\'s licenses issued to immigrants - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Apparently the term "illegal" means nothing to Illinois politicians. "Supporters say the law saves Illinois motorists money and make roads safer." How is that logical, having obtained a drivers license doesn't prove you are a safe driver, it only proves you can pass a test. And how is money saved by giving illegals drivers licenses?
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
during Iraqi Freedom (2003-2007) the death rate was 413/100,000, compared to 16/100,000 for the police. For Vietnam it was 2231/100,000. ... but they often get worse care than illegals.
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
All pensions should be funded in a balanced budget. But do you really want to compare a 40 hour week as a Quincy cop with a 24/7 tour of duty in Iraq? The fatality rate is about four times as high for the soldier fighting in Afghanistan (and that includes big city numbers), not to mention the PTSD or other injuries. So your raw number tidbits are a bit deceptive. Farming is almost twice as dangerous…
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's really the heart of it ... how do government officials have authority to negotiate promises (usually/often for political or monetary support in elections), that don't immediately collect the revenue to fund those promises/contracts? Budgets are supposed to balance, children can't be "taxed" (future obligations) without representation. I thought that was the idea of "PayGo",…

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Visitors under age 12 to Blessing Hospital restricted until further notice

Visitors under age 12 to Blessing Hospital restricted until further notice

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This is due to the outbreak of a respiratory virus among youngsters in the region

 

Children under the age of 12 are restricted from visiting Blessing Hospital patients until further notice due to the outbreak of a respiratory virus among youngsters in the region.  The outbreak hit hard over the holiday weekend with more than 70 children presenting to the Blessing Emergency Center with breathing difficulties and seven being admitted for treatment of the as-yet-unidentified virus.

Blessing Hospital is working with the Illinois Department of Public Health to identify the virus affecting area children.  Robert Merrick, MD, epidemiologist, Blessing Hospital, says it could be the same virus that hit St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, last week.  That outbreak was caused by HEV68, a respiratory infection that affects mainly children.

 “We are restricting children under age 12 from visiting Blessing Hospital patients until further notice to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus for all involved, the children who would be visiting and our patients,” Dr. Merrick said.

Parents and guardians of children under age 12 should not bring those youngsters with them to Blessing Hospital to visit a patient until further notice.  Blessing staff will assess the situation daily and announce when the visiting restriction for children under the age of 12 is lifted. 


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