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AYHSMB - Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Really? HuhWhy, is it a big loss? My guess he is leaving before his job is consolidated with another position, and he will actually have something to do for eight hours each day. Good grief. What does it take to do that job?
yesqcy - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Before you answer that we all know the answer is no. But that's where us collectively are failing and the politicians are laughing all the way to the bank. Its hard to find the honest ones, but believe it or not they exist. But too many of us aren't open minded enough to give credit across the isle. Wake up people!
yesqcy - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Oh, I guess since it wasn't mentioned in your comment, 100% of your numbers all voted one particular party too right? I'll assume they all pulled the D handle?
yesqcy - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
At least Illinos doesn't lead the country in everything!
yesqcy - Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow that's the second big vote that one of Moores men were absent. That contact may not have passed otherwise. Well, I guess if Moore voted affirmative so would have Hobrook. At least they get paid for not being there to make the tough decisions and vote.

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Illinois’ two U.S. senators are working together in a bipartisan effort to nominate a replacement for outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose last day on the job is June 30

By Stephanie Fryer, Illinois Statehouse News

Illinois’ two U.S. senators are working together in a bipartisan effort to nominate a replacement for outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose last day on the job is June 30.

“Democrat or Republican doesn’t really matter,” said Christina Angarola, spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who heads the process. U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk also will have input.

“Both senators work in conjunction with one another. Even though Durbin is the Democratic senator, the senator from the opposing party (Kirk) doesn’t have zero power. They embarked on the process together,” Angarola said.

Fitzgerald has been the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for more than 10 years. He oversaw numerous high-profile corruption investigations, including those of former Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich.

Fitzgerald can recommend someone for the post on an interim basis until a permanent U.S. attorney is named. His spokesman, Randall Samborn, on Friday would not confirm whether Fitzgerald had done so. Samborn said the process is a private matter and would remain an internal affair for the U.S. Department of Justice.

A call to the office of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has final approval over an interim replacement, was not returned.

Durbin could send the names of several potential nominees for the permanent post to Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, would approve one, send it to the Senate Judiciary Committee for approval, and it then would go on to the full U.S. Senate for approval.

The Senate, however, is in recess for six weeks during August and September, and again in October for the election.

“If Durbin and Kirk bring in a candidate today, it still wouldn’t work for that nominee to be approved before the election,” Angarola said.

The election also is a factor. If Obama loses, Kirk then gets to make the final recommendation for an appointment.

“It is a really complicated process,” Angarola said. “They will work together from the beginning so when in a position to make this recommendation they both agree on it.”


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