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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
qfingers - New Quincy trash system estimated to begin in January 2015 - Quincy, IL News -
And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right?
SandyBush - Woman arrested after police find abandoned child - Quincy, IL News -
I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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Report: Number of Abducted Schoolgirls in Nigeria Rises to 190

1 day, 17 hours ago

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1 day, 18 hours ago

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Easter in Chicago: 8 Dead, 37 Injured

1 day, 19 hours ago

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Nigeria: 77 Schoolgirls Still Missing

1 day, 22 hours ago

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America to Ukraine: Here, Have a Helmet

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Paging Brandeis: Anti-Western-Education Islamists Behind Abduction of Girls in Nigeria

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Man with 'Inhuman Strength' Arrested in Florida

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Friends of the Log Cabins to hold work day - Preservation efforts will take place this Saturday
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nichols120 11 hours, 47 minutes ago

It is a fine art! "@mthopf: While the town hall meeting may not have lasted long, @nichols120 and I discussed the fine art of hotdogs."
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@mthopf and peanuts