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1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wrong again - The line on the form instructs you to DO NOT LEAVE BLANK. If IL does not adjust the form (all necessary info is on the form) and inform taxpayer thusly then it is their own fault for lack of enforcement - you know -the way the immigration system works. Also original poster may not complete his own taxes - could know nothing about line 23 so he could be in the same boat as I - paid the…
QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or maybe they had to turn on the old heater for the first time this season and it just belched. Good grief, people. Lighten up. I was joking. BG
qfingers - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Here's the investigative questions though: #1 Was there a change in the heating system from prior years? #2 Were there new smoke detectors that perhaps were more sensitive or in new places? #3 Since this is done every year has there ever been such a problem before? #4 How do they propose preventing this from happening next year?
QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Waiting on a reply from the District as they examine where the magic bullet came from... No, I don't really believe this was staged. BG
chemteacher54 - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What produced the smoke? Is this an oil-burning furnace/boiler, or is it natural gas? Natural gas does not produce much smoke. So if this heating system is fueled by natural gas, I do find that much smoke rather suspicious. I am so used to QPS administrators and boards trying to deceive and manipulate the public it would not surprise me if they staged this just days before a vote on replacing this…

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