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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News -
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
Mizzougrad - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

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WIU School of Ag selling organic, locally produced purple and gold popcorn

4 months, 2 weeks ago from WIU

Popcorn produced on WIU's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration farm

Give the gift of local flavor and school spirit this holiday season. Rocky Purple and Gold Popcorn, produced on Western Illinois University's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, is the perfect stocking stuffer.

According to Joel Gruver, assistant professor and director of Western's Organic Research Program, Rocky Popcorn is available in one-half-pound plastic bags and microwaveable bags for $2 per bag at the School of Agriculture office in Knoblauch Hall 145 on the WIU-Macomb campus. The WIU School of Ag office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Friday, Dec. 20.

The popcorn is also available for $2 per pound for any order more than five pounds. Contact Andy Clayton at or at (309) 298-1172 or (217) 322-2639 to place bulk orders.

For more information about WIU's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, visit, or contact the School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080.

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