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Have you got $25000000 to pay for it?
hinkdad - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about pooling resources from the QFD, QPD, Adams County Sheriff's Dept, and Adams County Ambulance. Then constructing a SINGLE municipal building at say...... 14th and Broadway when Blessing pulls out? You could have a new jail, with the QPD in the same building (no more moving prisoners between buildings), new courthouse, new central fire station, and new ambulance hub. The City/County could…
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Other than general feelings about how the jail is old and unsafe, no one yet has given any actual examples of safety problems with the current jail. Obviously I don't spend my time there, so I don't know what issues there are. One of you that thinks we need a new jail (WarCry, WmMunny) because the current one is old, please give evidence of why the current jail is unsafe. Don't just…
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Migraine, you are so right on, government isn't concerned about citizen's welfare, it's always been about money, power and control. Why do barbers, hairdressers and other such jobs need a license from some state bureaucracy? It's about the money?
WarCry - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
See, I like that big, empty lot at the corner of 8th/Jersey. Put up a nice, multi-story building, move the county's sheriff's offices and jail over there with underground parking like the city police have. Put in some space for the state police to have an office or two in there as a satellite to the Pittsfield office, and keep some space for growth as needed. Put the jail in the upper sections…

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The City of Quincy's Economic Development Loan Committee went into executive session Thursday to deal with a real estate matter, which is a deed in lieu of foreclosure, for the former Newcomb Hotel, located at 500 Maine Street.

City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer discusses what was decided at the meeting.

"After discussing the in's and out's of the process of moving the property forward, we did make a recommendation to accept the deed in lieu of foreclosure and made that recommendation to the City Council. So that is the end result of today's meeting."

Bevelheimer then explained why the City chose this course of action.

"Well, the reason is two-fold, one it's taken us a year to get to this point and it's been a long struggle to get control of the property and the building is not getting any better in shape, in terms of the building maintenance and deterioration and finally, we do have some interested parties who have contacted us but without control we can't really respond to those interests. So, we're trying to manage this so that we can, more or less, flip this property as quick as possible."

This recommendation now goes to the Quincy City Council.

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The City of Quincy’s Revolving Loan Committee will consider a proposal from the owner of the Newcomb Hotel to accept the deed of the property to stave of foreclosure.

Victor Horowitz bought the building 10 years ago and received a $500,000 loan from the city and $50,000 from the county. The County has written off its share of the loan, which stands at about $475,000 outstanding in loans, fees and back taxes.

Horowitz has offered the deed to the City in exchange for forgiveness of the loan. City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer says the building's future is in limbo until the ownership issue is cleaned up.

A developer was considering turning the long-vacant hotel into an assisted living facility, but the funding for that plan fell through in 2011.

The Revolving Loan Committee meets on Thursday. The discussion on the Newcomb will be in closed session, according to the meeting agenda.


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