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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only people resenting the police are those who are too ignorant to know what the police actually do.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few years ago, a van was stopped for the "low-hanging fruit" of having the license plate bulb burned out. It was a routine stop that resulted in the seizure of over 500lbs of marijuana. What you deem as "accidental" is not as random as you think. It's a numbers game, and as much as you want to complain about it (a lot, apparently), it's been proven legal at every level of court system…
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not sure what your point was in re-posting the blotter, other than you like to see comments with your name at the top. Seat belt enforcement is just picking low-hanging fruit. Violators are usually tame and compliant and usually pay their fines: hence, easy revenue stream for the gubmint. The fact that they accidentally round up a real criminal once in awhile just helps people ignore away…
migraine_in_qcy - Survey says: GREDF, City of Quincy and Adams County get some answers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourn
That's all fine and dandy, but what is GREDF doing to try and improve the business climate in Illinois? Is GREDF openly supporting political candidates that are low-tax and pro-business? Is GREDF lobbying or helping fund lobbyists at the state level to promote pro-business laws? It's great to talk about retention, but when Illinois is doing everything it can to stifle business growth, surveys…
whiner1 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
STEP is a waste of taxpayer money. We are spending 7 million or so already to catch all the bad guys. The State of Illinois is broke. It is ridiculous to add another layer of law enforcement on top of what we already have. I intend to tell all my reps. to quit wasting my money on more enforcement. Enough is enough. These petty tickets are just sucking money out of the local economy and causing more…

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1 year, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

A third name may be in the Quincy mayoral mix.

Richard "Rich" Nichols of 2201 Sycamore filed petitions as a Republican for two offices: 3rd Ward Alderman and Mayor.

Quincy Mayor John Spring has filed for re-election as a Democrat and 3rd Ward Alderman Kyle Moore has filed to run as a Republican. Roger Davis, who lost in the 2009 Republican mayoral primary to Dave Bellis, has taken out petitions to run as an independent and has until December 24 to submit petitions since he is running as an independent.

City Clerk Jenny Hayden said under state law, Nichols has until next Monday, Dec. 3, to decide which of the offices he wants to run for as he cannot have his name up for two municipal offices simultaneously.

But Hayden said she believes another candidate, Ronnie McKenzie, can run for both 1st Ward Alderman and Quincy School Board. McKenzie, a neighborhood grocer who operates Chicago's Market and More, 1001 North 5th, filed his petitions to run as a Republican in the 1st Ward. Incumbent Democrat Virgil Goehl has also filed to run for the 1st Ward seat he currently holds. 

Hayden said she has spoken with the Illinois State Board of Elections and there doesn't appear to be the incompatibility issue that exists so people cannot serve on School Boards and County Boards at the same time in Illinois counties with populations of 40,000 or more. Melvin "Bud" Niekamp served on both boards for years until he was finally forced to resign from the Adams County Board and eventually was forced from his seat on the Quincy School Board. He ran for another School Board slot and continues to serve.

With the mayoral and 1st Ward filings already mentioned, here are the other Democrat and Republican filings:

City Clerk: Jenny Hayden (Incumbent, Democrat)

City Treasurer: Peggy Crim (Incumbent, Democrat), Tom Ernst (Republican)

Township Assessor: Roy Points (Incumbent, Democrat)

Township Supervisor: Cindy Brink (Republican)

2nd Ward Alderman: Dave Bauer (Incumbent, Democrat)

3rd Ward Alderman: Jared Holbrook (Republican), Ken Hultz (Republican), Richard "Rich" Nichols (Republican), Mike Martin (Democrat)

4th Ward Alderman: Tony Sassen (Incumbent, Republican)

5th Ward Alderman: Mike Rein (Incumbent, Republican)

6th Ward Alderman: Dan Brink (Incumbent, Republican)

7th Ward Alderman: Jack Holtschlag (Incumbent, Democrat)

Again, independents have until December 24 to file. County political parties can also fill vacancies before the February 26 primary for the April 9 general election.


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