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samthebutcher - Mays not seeking re-election to Quincy School Board - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A public figure that did a good job mixing things up. I did not agree with him many times, but glad he was there to balance the board(he really does love the sound of his own voice). It is important to know when to exit the stage, I think he is doing that at the right time.
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Maybe you are the guys that went south! Must like the buddy system that has been goin on for years! Take off your blinders and look at some of these people and there back rounds (education, work experience). I can't wrap my head around a janitor giving advice on construction aspect of a building! This Peters guy should not of said that! I looked up his past wage and experience! Wow! Went from…
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I agree this movie is probably crap. What nitwit thought this was good subject matter. North Korea may not be a great nation, but joking about assassinating the leader of any country seems in poor taste. I think the sony boys were just stupid and now the war mongers are rattling their sabres. The first amendment protects stupidity, it just can't prevent it.
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this $1000 for wear and tear on the streets "tears" me up. years ago, Good Sam wanted to put about 50 cluster homes south of Cherry Lane about were 18th St would be if it went thru. This was going to require truck load after truck load of fill to be hauled in on the old beat up Cherry Lane. I addressed the planning commission with the question of who was going to fix the street. They all looked at…
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yep, and he opened this can of worms. I have forgotten.... if the city went totally private which was the way Moore was leaning, were the private haulers still going to pay a separate fee???

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Illinois companies to shed more than 1,700 jobs

2 years, 2 months ago by Paige Traeder

Eight Illinois companies plan to shed a total of 1,708 jobs in the next two months due to closings and restructurings

Eight Illinois companies plan to shed a total of 1,708 jobs in the next two months due to closings and restructurings, according to figures released in the September Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The report is released monthly by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The largest job cuts in the Chicago area will come from American Airlines, which may lay off as many as 987 workers at O'Hare International Airport as the Fort Worth, Tex.-based airline goes through a bankruptcy reorganization.

American sent layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees in September, according to the Associated Press. But a spokeswoman says it's still too early to tell the exact impact of the company's downsizing in Chicago because employees may still choose voluntary exits.

“Our workforce has the ability to take early retirements, leaves of absences with travel benefits and the like,” spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan wrote in an email. “As per the requirements of different state governments, we sent out thousands of letters across the country recently, but that doesn't mean that all who got a letter will be laid off.”

Elsewhere, Book Wholesalers Inc. will lose 110 jobs in northwest suburban McHenry as its owner, west suburban River Grove-based Follett Corp., closes the company, which provides children's books to libraries. Follett plans to sell the assets to North Carolina-based Baker & Taylor Inc.

Downstate, some 310 employees stand to lose their jobs when a Bombardier Recreational Products plant in Benton shutters. The Canadian boatmaker, one of the largest employers in Southern Illinois' Franklin County, decided to close the plant due to a decline of sales in the marine industry.

Other layoffs in the September report were:

Sears Product Rebuild Center in west suburban Melrose Park will close and lay off 50 people. A company representative was not immediately available for comment.

Saks Fifth Avenue will shed 60 jobs when it closes its north suburban Highland Park store.

Vonachen Services, Inc., a janitorial services supplier to the Caterpillar Inc. facility in downstate Pontiac, will lay off 50 employees. A company representative was not immediately available for comment.

Regional Elite Airline Services LLC, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines that handles ticketing and gate services and acts as a regional ground handler for other airlines, will lose 60 jobs in Moline, near the Iowa state border, as a result of a lost contract.

Kmart will lay off 81 people and close a store in downstate Fairview Heights. According to a local news reports, the owner of the store's strip mall plans to raze the current mall and redevelop it.


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