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eaglebeaky - Rauner’s budget superstar exits Illinois with $165,000–and no budget - Quincy, IL News -
That may be true Qfingers, but if so why did the (so-called) "superstar finance expert" even take the Illinois job in the first place if she apparently had no intention of trying to come up with some kind of a solution? Remember that airline pilot (Capt. Sullenberger) a while back, who managed to successfully land his crippled plane full of passengers in the middle of the Hudson River (saving a whole…
ONCEMORE1 - Clinics to open in Senior Center, Indian Hills - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder how many of these "Free Clinics" Durbin gasses on about he's ever visited for actual healthcare, with his Golden Government (taxpayer supported) insurance. One thing to walk in as a State Senator with the media and entourage to check the service, quite another to be one of the indigent or elderly trying to actually GET service. And, like anything the Government does, it'll…
qfingers - Rauner’s budget superstar exits Illinois with $165,000–and no budget - Quincy, IL News -
Perhaps it's more like Illinois is so screwed up it's beyond repair.
eaglebeaky - Federal Court blocks EPA’s Clean Water rule from taking effect on August 28, 2015 - Quincy, IL
I noticed that too, GML... and Illinois (if it were to be included among all of the other states that were listed in this case) would have been the furthest east out of all of them. So my first thought was that (maybe) it's purely a geographic issue? Perhaps Illinois falls under the jurisdiction of a different federal court, and not this one located in North Dakota. I honestly don't know,…
QuincyGuy - Clinics to open in Senior Center, Indian Hills - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Due in would do well to help those facing economic problems find work. It's his party that is responsible for today's economy. With all the different sources to transport people from home to our current clinics, I question the need for this. Don't start thinking Durbin is Daddy Big Bucks either. "That money came out of OUR pockets."

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Dot Transportation cited after driver charged in trooper's death

Dot Transportation cited after driver charged in trooper's death

2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Company says it has not yet completed its internal investigation

From bnd.com:

The trucking company that employs a driver who was charged with reckless homicide in connection with a traffic crash that killed an Illinois State Trooper was cited and remains under investigation by the federal agency that regulates its operation.

Johnny B. Felton Jr., 52, of Hinesville, Ga., was driving for Dot Transportation Inc. of Mount Sterling on Nov. 26 when police said he struck Trooper Kyle Deatherage's motorcycle, killing the 32-year-old father of two.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration review completed on Jan. 25, showed that Dot Transportation Inc., known as DTI, allowed Felton to drive out-of-state on a Georgia commercial driver's license that restricted him from driving interstate.

Jim Tracy, DTI vice president and attorney who is acting as co-counsel in the wrongful death case filed against Felton and DTI, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Julia Bishop-Cross, a DTI spokeswoman, said the company has cooperated with investigators and has not yet completed its own investigation.

From DTI:

The management and employees of Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) continue to express their deepest sympathies to the family of the Illinois patrolman who lost his life in a tragic accident on I-55 last November.

Today we learned that the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed charges against DTI driver John Felton of reckless homicide and allegedly driving a commercial vehicle in Illinois when he did not hold an interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL).  

DTI has fully cooperated with the authorities and assisted them in their investigation as requested. DTI has not completed its own internal investigation nor has it seen all of the information that Grand Jury reviewed prior to issuing the Indictment.

It is DTI’s policy that no driver will drive for DTI unless he or she has a valid medical card and is in full compliance with the Federal Motor Safety Act.  DTI was not informed of and unaware of any reason which would indicate this driver was unable to safely operate DTI’s truck.  DTI cannot release information about the driver’s medical condition because of statutory restrictions and out of respect for the employee’s privacy.

The driver in question is a 25-year veteran of the armed forces who rose to the rank of sergeant and commanded 80 troops.  He was hired by DTI after an honorable discharge and had a clean driving record at the time of hire.


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