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pamarshall - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
As the article states, a council member can renew the resolution bringing it up for another vote when everyone shows up...
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Since you're a small business owner, you probably don't have to deal with an union representing your employees. With them being unionized, they have a lot more pull than a single employee coming to you for a raise. You could tell your employee "no", they could either be understanding or they could leave your job and work for the next small business owner that provides raises. You tell…
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Anything costs less than that stupid debacle... Even the tearing down of the Newcomb cost less.
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If I recall, they are offering what's called "a pathway to citizenship" or "a pathway to amnesty". They can't get into legal trouble (aside from entering our country), they have to get an education, there's a lot of things they have to do in order to get amnesty. Another thing they can do is join our military. If they're willing to fight and die for our country, isn't…
yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow, you got me thinking hard, which isn't hard to do. I m certain the council will have it figured out (surely), but since it didn't pass, doesn't someone that voted against it have to make a motion to bring it back to a vote and have to vote YES automatically? Or where am I dreaming that up from?

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1 year, 7 months ago by Bob Gough

War of 1812 to be recognized

The 4th annual Frontier Settlement Day 2012, this Saturday, September 8th from 11 to 4 with a theme of "commemorating the soldiers who served in the War of 1812" is coming together. 

John Gebhardt, President of the Friends of the Log Cabins said "we have several scheduled events, along with continuous events throughout the day for the whole family and best of all it's free".

The day starts with a 1812 Flag raising Ceremony by soldiers of the war of 1812 along with local Scout Troop 99 from Melrose Church.  Then at 12 o'clock Rev. Asa Turner, played by Rev. Paul Schwartzkopf will talk about 1800's Religious life in the 1800's at the Log Church referred to as the "Lord's Cabin.  At 12:30 Steve Tieken & Joseph Bartholamew will talk about the discovery War of 1812 Fort Johnson in Warsaw, Il.  At 1:30 Rev. Asa Turner will conduct a Pioneer wedding with a couple dressed in period Costumes.  At 2:00 Gillum Ferguson, from Naperville, IL will be here to talk about his new book "Illinois in the War of 1812".  He will have copies for sale and be available to autograph them.  Bill Wilson from Albers, IL will talk about his book " John Campbell & Campbell's Island".  Bill is also the President of the Il War 1812 Bicentennial Commission and he is also here to lead a discussion along with the Daughters & Men of 1812 about
honoring War of 1812 soldiers, who are buried locally.  Thus far he has found 8 War of 1812 soldiers buried in Woodland Cemetery and a total of 24 in Adams County most of whose graves are not marked that these were soldiers who served in the War of 1812.  He invites anyone who thinks they are a descendent of one of these soldiers to come and be a part of the process of recognizing those soldiers.

Several activities that will be going on throughout the day are Pioneer Kids Crafts led by Friends of the Log Cabins member Caroline Collins, Wool Spinning by Master Spinner, Suzanne Geczi, and kids can learn how to make a rope by Curt and Alec Scheiter. Blacksmith, Richard Stephens will be showing blacksmith techniques and the Adams County Olde Tyme Association will have displays of tools used in the 1800's.  Dave Lubbert a member as well as a member of the Friends, will demonstrate Shingle Making and Wood Burning.  Co-sponsors of the event, Quincy Park District will show the kids pioneer kids games and then conduct races at 1, 2 & 3 PM.  Retired school teachers, Paul and Jane Moody will show kids how school was taught in the 1800's.  Alesa Spangler and Terri Hanlin will talk and provide a handout on the herbs pioneers used next to Village Herb Garden. Bob Craig Curator of the All Wars Museum at the Il Vets Home will display War of 1812 artifacts.  Throughout the day, Prairie Troubadour Edwin Waters will be strolling grounds playing period music.  The Mississippi Thespians will be in costume selling sarsaparilla and Evertt Jackson will be selling Kettle Corn. 

The Log Cabins and Church will be open for viewing inside and Sullivan Antiques and More will have the Herleman Cabin decorated with items from the 1800's.  The Friends of the Log Cabins and the Quincy park District sponsor this even every year to encourage people to bring their families and visit the Lincoln-era Log Cabin village to see what pioneers use to live and work in when the settled the area in the 1800's.  The land Quincy and Adams County is known as the Military Tract as it was bounty land given to soldiers of the War of 1812 as payment for their service.   John Wood and Willard Keyes purchased some of this land from those soldiers to establish the City of Quincy.


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