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Statism: "Ideas so good they have to be mandated" "We don't need people spiking beverages" Sen. Ira Silverstein you sir are a statist, and upon reading this I spiked my coffee with a little bourbon just because I can.
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You seem to be conflating Private Unions, with Public Unions. I'm quite aware of the difference ... I'm not conflating. Public unions are "worse", imo, because they influence elections. They mostly stand together in "solidarity" under the AFL-CIO banner. You say public unions should not strike, but of course they DO. Blue Flu ... it may be going on right now, to some extent ...…
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What would be the harm with going forward and converting pensions to 401k's for any public sector employee who has 10 years or under, and any new hires? Phasing out pensions. This would give the employee more control of their retirement and not unaccountable politicians. This could also be rolled into a way to phase out SS for anyone who chooses.
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QPD's Pullins honored as Law Officer of the Year

1 year, 11 months ago by Denise Donley

Pullins is a 15 year veteran of the department

The Quincy Exchange Club held its annual law officer of the year award ceremony Friday.

The Officer of the Year award went to Quincy Police Officer Darla Pullins. Pullins, of Mendon, has been employed at QPD for 15
years. In addition to her latest award, she has been recognized as 2004 Officer of the Year and QPD Employee of the Month five different
times.

QPD Chief Rob Copley said over the past year, one event stood out in Pullins receiving this award. On August 10, 2012, a man climbed over
the Bayview Bridge and was going to jump. Pullins was off duty when the call came in but went to assist anyway. She said she helped coaxed
the man to stay put and she laid down on the bridge to better communicate with him. Firefighters were later able to hoist the man to safety, thanks to her excellent communication skills and calming personality.

Pullins was completely taken back by the award, originally told her father was receiving an award at the annual ceremony.

“We do our jobs to help people. We’re people persons,” said Pullins. “To be recognized for it just makes you think ‘Ok, they really do appreciate what we do. This award really inspires you to keep doing the best job you can.”

Also honored at the ceremony were two individuals who exemplify public safety in the area. The committee handed out two Citizens of the Year
awards this year to Director of the West Central Illinois Area Agency Lynn Niewohner and Associate Director of the West Central Illinois
Area Agency on Aging Todd Schackelford.

“We’re pretty excited. We’re not worthy, the seniors citizens are. The seniors tell us what activities and events they want to bring in. We have lots of things for the elderly to help us help the community. On their behalf, we are honored to receive the award.”

Both Niewohner and Schackelford were also an important part of bringing the Senior Family and Resource Center to Quincy.


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