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WarCry - QND Football fills scheduling vacancy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just wondering, but why do you think this sounds like a bad idea? The kids get to play football, they might get a little more exposure as players than they would just sticking around here. I mean, travel does always have some risk, but that's applicable whether it's a school trip or a family vacation. I guess I just don't see why this is worse than, say, traveling to Chicago or something.
migraine_in_qcy - Abandoned baby calls to mind Safe Haven laws - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sorry, but I'm not as forgiving as you are. You say "it's not like they want their baby dead". What do you think dropping a baby into a dumpster is intended to accomplish? They wanted that baby dead, no doubt about. Oh, and as for your other statement, "I can't imagine any mother would choose to let their child die if they had the other clear option". Babies are killed in the name of…
Loverofblues - QND Football fills scheduling vacancy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Seems maybe a little over the top. Even if boosters pick up the tab. Might even help a few students with tuition.
CoolEdge - Abandoned baby calls to mind Safe Haven laws - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There is that "mass of cells" crowd that would allow even late term abortion. But someone that has carried to term and delivered almost certainly doesn't realize they could save the child and not be condemned or jailed. They are just ignorant and/or desperate. I guess they delivered outside a hospital? That is certainly trauma now, despite our grandparents doing it routinely. While the law…
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Wouldn't that be wonderful?

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County Finance chairman says financial picture improving

1 year, 10 months ago by Jamie Busen

Projected deficit at $130,000

The chairman of the Adams County Finance Committee Tuesday night gave a brief snapshot of the county's financial situation during the monthly County Board meeting.

John Johnson said since last month's Board meeting, the committee has met three times to shape the new fiscal year budget. The group meets again Monday night.

Johnson said they will work to whittle down what right now is a $130,000 county general fund deficit and he expects to present to the full Board a balanced budget.

At September's meeting when Board members were given a first rough draft of the budget, the County general fund showed revenues of $12.2 million and $13.3 million in expenses for the fiscal year.

Johnson said that cash flow year to date has improved over last year, and the County's general fund balance of about $2.3 million was much greater than one year ago, partly because the state got caught up in some payments early on. Last month, $942,000 in real estate tax payments came through to help boost the general fund's figures.

"We are in a much better financial situation" than last year, Johnson said.

He added he and the other Finance Committee members will continue to meet with department heads to work on the budget.

In other action, the Board approved an updated animal control resolution that brought the current laws closer to mirroring state laws.

The Board tabled a resolution that would have passed an Emergency Management Agency Act because of wording in the language that stated the Board had the power to "levy for EMA purposes a tax." Some Board members were uncomfortable with that power, which would allow the Board to levy a tax "not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of the assessed value of all taxable property in addition to all other taxes."


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