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jnalse87 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why does that matter? If you paid attention to any of the news articles your ignorant a$$ would know his father lives out of state. Jesus Christ you people are something else... SMH!!!
WarCry - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
My father was an over-the-road truck driver and my mom tended bar when I was a kid. You have any other smart-ass, unintelligent questions like this?
QuincyGuy - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is sad that the young man lost his life. It really is tragic. When most of us older folks were that age, we lost friends too in tragic accidents. Some were killed in wars. That was tragic too but we worked it out 'between each of us' without a team of doctors, councillors and social workers. It prepared us for the future where there won't be this team every time something bad happens.…
WarCry - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What difference does that make? Single parents don't count for you when it comes to grief over the loss of a child?
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because, CW, random shootings are very rare in Quincy. I've been living in the area all my life, and I can't name a single murder that was without cause. Whether love triangle, workplace violence, drug deal gone bad - there's always been a reason. People are dancing around this, but the assumption is that this 12-year old wasn't just randomly gunned down, but that he was part of…

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2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Third Ward alderman talks about jobs and leadership in opening remarks

 
 

Quincy Alderman Kyle Moore kicked off his mayoral bid Saturday morning amongst friends, family and supporters.

Moore, using the backdrop of the Mississippi River next to the Elk’s Lodge, where he is a member, said volunteer and elected public service has given him an opportunity to give back and he wants to continue to do that as mayor.

“The biggest honor of my life has been to serve the 3rd Ward as one of their representatives on the Council,” said Moore, who won his only aldermanic term in 2009.  "Over the next four years we will work to create an environment where head of household jobs will thrive, where we are second to none in city services and where we fiscally plan for our future so our children won't be using the tax dollars of tomorrow to pay for the problems of today."   

Moore said he was proud of helping pass placing the City Budget online, creating a 21 Day Online Public Inspection period for proposed budgets, and helping to set aside $1.5 million of new revenue towards the reduction of debt. 

Moore said his experience on the council has been rewarding, but "over those years I have become disheartened by the course our administration has set."
Moore said that his decision to run for Mayor came about after watching Quincy Mayor John Spring fail to stand up for a citizen when he was denied the right to speak to the City Council, fail to offer clear leadership on the hydro-power project which cost Quincy over $5 million, and fail to offer a plan to address job losses in Quincy.

"If we want an administration that will give Quincy the leadership that will be there for them, we will need a new mayor,” Moore said.

 

“Despite the news of job losses at Gardner Denver, Harris Corporation and other businesses in town, they have failed to offer a plan to create and maintain an environment where head of household jobs can be created and sustain,” Moore said. “In my conversations with those residents it is clear what we need to focus on over the next four years. We all know someone who is unemployed or has simply stopped looking for work in Quincy. Every year we see many of our greatest natural resources in Quincy- our children - leave, with most not returning. We are no longer surprised when we hear the news of another business closing or moving to another state. Over the next four years we will work to create an environment where head of household jobs can flourish so everyone in Quincy can have the life-fulfilling career they dreamed about as a child.”

Spring will make his re-election bid official Monday morning. Former Quincy Tea Party leader Steve McQueen and JWCC Board of Trustees member Reggie Coleman also took out petitions.


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