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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
pjohnf - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
pjohnf - Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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1 year, 7 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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