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QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or the voters might allow the school district to take care of that on Tuesday. And, no, I don't believe anyone with the School District shoved smoke bombs in the vents...although I'm guessing some of the grassy knollers thought that when they read the story. BG
1950Brutus - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe we get Quinn back here on Monday and he can give us the money to fix it.
WarCry - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Right, except that when these offers AREN'T made - say, when Quincy Compressor announced they were moving - it was a hue and cry of "Why didn't the city do more to keep them here?!!??" 1000 people means more spending on rent or home purchases. It means more people buying groceries, deodorant, toilet paper. It means more people going to restaurants and movies and malls and gas stations and…
1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
According to line 23 of the IL 941 I paid use tax that would amount to more than $1,600 of out of state purchases. I was no where close to this - $500 at most. So, besides over paying my taxes you are trying to lay a guilt trip on me. Sorry not buying it - I've rendered to Ceasar so much my butt hurts.. Enough self-righteous bunk for one post - let's move on.
1950Brutus - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Anyone who can get his party's nomination and run such a close race, as Rauner has done, is a POLITICIAN. He is not a CAREER politician but he is a politician. He is not the white knight riding in on horseback to save us all.

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Madonna House in Quincy awarded Emergency Solutions Grant

2 years ago by Paige Traeder

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents

The Madonna House in Quincy has been awarded an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity aimed at homelessness prevention.

"The opportunity provided through this grant is so important to our mission at the Madonna House to provide our residents with the life skills they need in order to change their lives," says Joanne Dedert, Interim Executive Director. "We could not be happier to receive the DCEO grant and are excited to see it put into action."

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents. The development of a computer library will allow residents to complete job searches and build resumes, with a goal of 80% of residents having a resume. Through life skills groups, residents will be able to focus on parenting, personal self-care, and employment.

Through the use of the DCEO grant, these goals will allow for the overall long-term goal of reducing homelessness. By providing alternative housing options and education on life and employment skills, the residents will be able to work towards their own goals of self-sufficiency.

The Madonna House is a homeless shelter for pregnant women and women with children.


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