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ONCEMORE1 - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This goes well beyond the "hanging chad" debacle, this is a deliberate effort to weight the results in favor of the Democrats. The size of the target on a touchscreen is easily manipulated so that if the D spot is half or most of the screen and the R spot is a tiny area of the actual "sweet spot", the results are controlled by the administrator and not the voter-------who just "happens" to be…
ONCEMORE1 - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If there was a chance in Hell your Third-Party candidate might actually win, I'd be right there with you, but you have to face the fact there ISN"T. Why is it that the typical Third Party frontrunner, usually Libertarian, shares many ideals with the Republican Party, siphons votes away from the Republicans and even receives support from the DNC and Unions to do so? The folly in…
qfingers - Business owners split over minimum wage votes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Jarosch above inadvertently elucidated the reason why minimum wage is BAD. He says people would leave his store to work somewhere with higher wage....but when everybody pays minimum wage there are no other high-paying jobs. If you get rid of minimum wage businesses would pay what people are willing to work for and wages would vary...some up...some down...and overall employment would increase.
Realist79 - Strawman: We\'re Looking at 2012 All Over Again...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Who wants to be a part of anything negative? That's exactly why people don't care about who is elected. Because no matter who is in charge, people will bash them on here, on Fox News, on MSNBC and everywhere else. The worst thing that can happen to the average voter is to hear nothing but a one sided opinion.
qfingers - Strawman: We\'re Looking at 2012 All Over Again...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your "take a picture' idea isn't bad...except all the voting authorities would want lots of $$ to implement it. Though we might be getting close to having a website (like Facebook) who's already doing facial recognition and could offer a "recognize" function that you could put in surrounding zip codes or such and look for a match.

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1 year, 6 months ago by Bob Gough

R.T. Finney retired as Champaign Police Chief in 2012; He's being brought in to consult until new chief is hired

From pantagraph.com:

BLOOMINGTON — The city expects Robert Thomas “R.T.” Finney to be more than a placeholder as he earns his $10,800 monthly salary as interim police chief.

Among his first duties, he’ll participate in producing a report on downtown nightlife due to the City Council in about a month, said City Manager David Hales. “In no way is (this) any kind of caretaker position,” Hales said.

Finney said Wednesday his priorities also will include enhancing the department’s public presence, especially through social media.

According to the employment contract signed Tuesday, Finney will earn $10,833.33 per month, and the city will pay for his lodgings in Bloomington. Finney, who retired in 2012 from the Champaign Police Department, will not earn any benefits in Bloomington.

Hales said the interim contract and salary is similar to those for interim finance directors last year.

The final salary for retired Bloomington Police Chief Randy McKinley, who left in January, was $139,186 annually plus benefits.

Assistant Chief Clay Wheeler, who in January was earning $111,000 per year, had been serving as interim chief but leaves this month for a previously planned 10-week FBI training program in Virginia.

The city expects the search for a permanent chief to take up to six months, and Hales said Finney would continue to serve in the position when Wheeler returns “to help ensure there’s no perception of undue advantage that would accrue to Clay during the selection process.”

Finney served 17 years on the Quincy Police Department and was a deputy chief when he took the job as Carbondale Police Chief in 1999. He took the Champaign Police Chief job in 2003 and retired last year before taking the interim police chief job in East Peoria.


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