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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only people resenting the police are those who are too ignorant to know what the police actually do.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few years ago, a van was stopped for the "low-hanging fruit" of having the license plate bulb burned out. It was a routine stop that resulted in the seizure of over 500lbs of marijuana. What you deem as "accidental" is not as random as you think. It's a numbers game, and as much as you want to complain about it (a lot, apparently), it's been proven legal at every level of court system…
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I'm not sure what your point was in re-posting the blotter, other than you like to see comments with your name at the top. Seat belt enforcement is just picking low-hanging fruit. Violators are usually tame and compliant and usually pay their fines: hence, easy revenue stream for the gubmint. The fact that they accidentally round up a real criminal once in awhile just helps people ignore away…
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That's all fine and dandy, but what is GREDF doing to try and improve the business climate in Illinois? Is GREDF openly supporting political candidates that are low-tax and pro-business? Is GREDF lobbying or helping fund lobbyists at the state level to promote pro-business laws? It's great to talk about retention, but when Illinois is doing everything it can to stifle business growth, surveys…
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STEP is a waste of taxpayer money. We are spending 7 million or so already to catch all the bad guys. The State of Illinois is broke. It is ridiculous to add another layer of law enforcement on top of what we already have. I intend to tell all my reps. to quit wasting my money on more enforcement. Enough is enough. These petty tickets are just sucking money out of the local economy and causing more…

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Loose terminal in electric outlet listed as cause of Sprout's Inn fire

2 years, 3 months ago by Bob Gough

Repetitive use of the outlet led to the loose connection

UPDATE: The Quincy Fire Department has issued a news release regarding cause of Thursday's Sprout's Inn fire.

"QFD investigators and an investigator representing the owner's insurance company have determined that repetitive use of an electrical outlet over an extended period of time caused a loose terminal connection on the outlet, resulting in overheating."

 

Sprout's Inn, a popular Quincy restaurant on the city's north side, has been destroyed by fire.

The four alarm fire call came in just before 1 a.m.

Denise Donley was on the scene for Quincy Journal and WTAD.

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning said the building will be a total loss.

Heavy black smoke was coming out of the restaurant's attic when crews arrived. Firefighters entered the building, but then left as it became apparent the structure could not be saved.

When crews began to open up the wall where it is believed the fire started, they saw the fire had spread and black smoke had filled the building.

As crews tried to get through the roof, they encountered multiple layers of roof from past remodeling, which made it difficult to get water on the fire.

Henning said the fire got worse really quick, so firefighters evacuated and went purely defensive, using aerial vehicles to fight the fire.

Henning said response was delayed a bit as crews were already on the scene of another fire in the 1600 block of Sycamore when the call came in.

Henning adds there is no idea of a cause of the fire at this time. He also said the investigation will be difficult with this magnitude of loss.

Jenny Wiemelt's family has owned Sprout's Inn for many years and says they will rebuild, hopefully in the same spot. 

Wiemelt adds she wishes she could have grabbed her reservation book because she cares so much about her customer's upcoming parties and celebrations.

Clean up crews were in the building at the time of the call, but no one was injured.

Sprout's Inn has been in business since 1940 and has 72 employees.



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