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LNeck2012 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Incorrect. They are to lead based on what their constituents want.
UrKidsWillPay - QND sees slight enrollment dip - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
As the parent of QND grads and a QND alum myself and the parent of current QHS students, I can say that the biggest advantage that QND supplies to its graduates is the intangible "cache" attached to a private school education. College admissions and job recruiters look at and react to the private school education differently than they do to a public school education. This is not without good reason…
MountainMan - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It seems pretty obvious his point was, business "A" trying to make a living is interfering with the city of Quincy to do a cheaper job so to make things "fair" we will just make it illegal to do business with anyone other than us. Seems kind of tyrannical in a way, which to me goes against the principals of the constitution.
Stupid_Dems - Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
Well, that certainly explains all the deaths in Chicago. Especially the black 9 year old that was executed 2 days ago and not a white cop insight. So much for your crap. Next you will want the cops to shoot the gun or knife out of their hand.
DaveVictor - Ex-IDOT boss blames gov\'s office for majority of improper hires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Does the former City of Quincy engineer Jeff Steinkamp's name appear anywhere in this report? He ended up landing on his feet with a sweet IDOT ghost job after he got canned.

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Illinois organic farm sales more than triple

3 months, 2 weeks ago wrex.com

Number of organic farms dropped over the same time period

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Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show sales from organic farms in Illinois more than tripled over a five-year period.

Annual sales from organic Illinois farms rose to $26,2 million in 2012, up from just $8.3 million in 2007. The data shows sales growth occurred despite a drop in the overall number of farms in Illinois during that same period. The figures only include farms that had at least $5,000 in annual sales selling USDA-certified organic products.

Kendra Schilling, manager of the Illinois Products Farmers' Market at the state fairgrounds, said the data doesn't include numbers from smaller growers who haven't gone through the process to be certified.

The state's overall crop sales were $14.1 billion in 2012. Livestock sales hit about $3 billion that year.

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