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pjohnf - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Yes another need may arise but the sunset must be in it. We have to pay for some things, like a county jail, when they're needed and a new jail is needed. Good grief don't you think you should pay for something, there's no money fairy out there to pay for things a community needs from time to time?
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WarCry - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
If that's the way you interpret the statement then, frankly, you're an idiot. Look at all the stories about arrests for meth busts, over and over again, the same names. They don't give them more jail time partially because they don't have anywhere to put them. The crimes don't rise to the level of state prison, and we have no room at the county level. You think it's…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Build it on the current parking lot for the court house. No Transportation needed. ... Property already owned... build an underground parking lot to allow for safer transport of prisoners rather than the back door the sheriff referenced and the elevator they would have to use to get people up to the court room, they could design a better and larger elevator with a cage to keep staff save from drunk…
ReardenShrugged - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The way I interpret "our jail no longer meets modern day needs" is "we need a new jail so we can further grow the incarcerated population, our police force, and government power while shrinking everyone's liberty and taxpayer pocket books." We may need a new jail just due to the age and safety but it shouldn't be any larger than the current one since our county population hasn't grown,…

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National restaurant chain no longer coming to Quincy

1 year, 8 months ago by Denise Donley

The city didn't make improvements the franchise wanted in time

A national restaurant chain proposed to be housed in the previous Johnny Bang Bang’s location on Front and Hampshire is no longer coming to Quincy.
 
Front Street Five Holdings, LLC announced today the undisclosed franchise decided to withdraw its interest from Quincy because the City didn’t make needed improvements in the development of the riverfront area
infrastructure.
 
The chain said while parking was a concern, there was also the issue that City Council wouldn’t pass an ordinance to a make Front and Hampshire a four-way stop. The City Council tabled a request for a four-way stop, saying they would approve it within 45 days of the restaurant's opening.

The City's rationale was that they wanted a guarantee the facility was indeed coming because they said once you put in a four-way stop, you can't remove it.

Although the chain is no longer looking at Quincy as a future location, the restaurant is still interested in the Quincy market, but is instead looking toward Hannibal, MO and even West Quincy, MO as possible alternatives.

The chain will not disclose its identity because of talks with potential developers.

Duane Venvertloh of Front Street Five said they are disappointed about the change but are still excited about the re-development of the former Johnny Bang Bang’s property. They had conversations with several national chains and will continue to search for a new use for the property.

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