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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
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Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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Improving locks and dams means more efficient barge traffic

8 months ago by Jim Dewey

Congress earlier this year passed the Water Resources Reform and Development act which could eventually lead to the expansion of several locks on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. 

Currently - barge tows must be broken up in order to pass through the locks - slowing the shipping process down and raising the cost of sending goods up and down the river. 

The Iowa Department of Transportation has released a comparison of how much can be moved by river as compared with trains and trucks. 

One barge holds as much as nearly 13 and a half jumbo hopper train cars or 58 large semis. 

A 15 barge tow can carry as much as two 100 car trains or 870 large semis. 

The two trains - end to end would be two miles long while the 870 trucks - bumper to bumper - would stretch 11 and a half miles. 

That is the amount of traffic that would be added to area highways if just one of the 80 year old plus locks fails.


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