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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!
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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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Illinois organic farm sales more than triple

2 months, 3 weeks ago wrex.com

Number of organic farms dropped over the same time period

From wrex.com:

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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