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pjohnf - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…
RandyR1958 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm praying for the family and the detectives on this case. Our town has been a safe place to raise our children without a big police presence, so far. All parents should take the time to have a talk with their children about this. This cannot become a normal in our town!
pjohnf - Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
After years and years of wasteful and out of control spending the proverbial chickens have come home to roost. The state with their unfunded mandates, giveaways to government employees just cannot be sustained any longer. Cities are not without blame but the state has caused much of the trouble and they must to bite the bullet and rein in spending and institute pension reform and cut the size of government.
11thoughtdeep - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
ok what was a 12 yr old doing out at 1 am in the morning???? I heard he was caught breaking in to a house and ate a shotgun blast....Rumors from the hood
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Congratulations, you are the first person to bring race into this. Nice job. Up until I read your comment, it hadn't occurred to me to even think about what color this kid was, just that a kid is dead and shouldn't be. By the way, there are black people living in affluent neighborhoods right along with white, asian, hispanic...

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Gallery: Photos from Quincy's Sister City trip

2 years, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

Quincy Mayor John Spring has submitted the pictures in the photo gallery and describes what has been happening on the Sister City trip:

"The first photo is of the entire group on the steps of the HERFORD CITY HALL.  Mayor Bruno Wollbrink and Landrat Christian Manz received us with members of the Freundeskreis Quincy.

Pictures were taken with Mayor Wolfgang Koch of Buende and Mayor Klaus Rieke of Enger.

The students are housed with students from Widukind Gymnasium Enger (a university preparatory school).  Anette Gater-Smith is the teacher who
made the arrangements in Germany with the help of colleague Hendrik Kellner.

The Notre Dame students hosted the German students in April.  The students are no longer just friends, but like members of an extended family.

This new dimension brings youth into our Sister-City relationship.  It insures growth and development.  The ties will endure long after we return.

Our stay in Berlin gave us the opportunity to really see the triumph of freedom at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.  The story of the many escape attempts made students understand how important the freedom we enjoy is.

I have included a night photograph of students at that great symbol of freedom, the Brandenburg Gate.  To the north of the gate is the new American embassy.  Just on the other side of the gate, thousands of people had gathered to watch the Euro 2012 Soccer championships.  The crowd was even bigger tonight with huge celebrations for the German victory.

We visited a border memorial at the village of Hoetensleben.  This memorial is preserved as an example of the impossibility of escape from the prison that was  East Germany.  It made our students more grateful for the the freedoms that we often take for granted.

It is impossible to put into words what I am witnessing, once again, as students share experiences and lives in the "Mother Country" of so many of  Quincy's ancestors.

We can't believe that we are entering our final week with our friends in Germany!"


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