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1950Brutus - Illinois State Fair officials busted for getting free beer tickets - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
A promising career as a future IL gov down the commode.
qfingers - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think it's disgusting that we prohibit felons from municipal office by state law but then can have felons run for state office...and congress... Is that the Peter Principle in action or what?
onehawkfan - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Guess what happens to these large salaries? They turn into large pensions!
WarCry - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only prohibition I'm aware of for felons in politics here in IL is at the municipal level. From county on up, I don't believe there is any restriction. But if you decide to run, you better know that your past WILL come up, and if you don't want to talk about it, you might just want to stay home.
qfingers - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Of more interest to me are the 10 VA nurses making over $100,000 Wow....according to this the best-paid 10% made over $94,000 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registe... So how many VA nurses are there in total in the county?

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Missouri Farm Bureau opposes Eminent Domain for Grain Belt Express

3 months, 1 week ago From Illinoisagconnection.com

Missouri Farm Bureau's board of directors has voted to intervene in the Grain Belt Clean Line case which is presently before the Public Service Commission (PSC). Farm Bureau will oppose granting eminent domain to the company for the proposed electrical transmission line which it plans to build across northern Missouri. From western Missouri going east, the line would cross Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls counties.

The Grain Belt Express (GBE) "Clean Line" is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line, approximately 750 miles long stretching from western Kansas eastward across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Electrical current carried through the lines will come from new wind turbine farms in Kansas.

"Missouri Farm Bureau has long been a defender of property rights whether it involved cases of eminent domain or regulatory abuse," said Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. "Our board of directors consulted with county Farm Bureau leaders and has voted to oppose eminent domain authority for the GBE project. The benefits claimed by the developers absolutely do not justify the granting of eminent domain to the newly-formed company selling electricity to out-of-state customers."

Clean Line Energy is seeking public utility status from Missouri's PSC so the company can use eminent domain proceedings to acquire easements for the 150-foot-tall transmission towers.


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