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whhm - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I agree that he should not be treated any differently, but that is the reason given for the trial delay. And you're exactly right about bond being based on the crime, which means that contrary to pimpdaddystyle's opinion, a murder charge does not justify a reduced or recognizance bond. His attorneys say in the aforementioned article that they have not even bothered to ask for a reduction…
qfingers - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why should he get treated any differently than anybody else? Bond is mostly based on the crime you commit and flight risk...not your ability to pay. People frequently spend a night or weekend in jail because they can't make bond on minor offenses (like a traffic ticket warrant).
CoolEdge - Council tables insurance vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I don't understand why the mayor wanting his vote on record is a bad thing. Transparency is the new thing for politics, right? Some might want to be slippery and two faced, but statesmanship more than political deception seems like a good thing. Accountability, not plausible deniability, is what voters should expect, as I see it.
quincyhydro - Quincy School Superintendent\'s committee to begin construction manager interviews - Quincy, IL News
This is basically the school board telling Maas, Waterkoette, Schlipmann, and Bleigh Construction that they're a bunch of idiots that can't biuld a damn thing. Schlipmann just build a beautiful dorm for QU, Maas built almost the entire JWCC campus and 1st Bankers Trust building. Waterkoette and Bleigh are more than qualified. I really can't think of a bigger insult to our local…
whhm - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
According to another news source, he has no money, period. A lower bond would do no good because he won't be able to make that. The trial delays are essentially because of lack of funds to pay his attorneys to mount his defense.

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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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