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ONCEMORE1 - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This goes well beyond the "hanging chad" debacle, this is a deliberate effort to weight the results in favor of the Democrats. The size of the target on a touchscreen is easily manipulated so that if the D spot is half or most of the screen and the R spot is a tiny area of the actual "sweet spot", the results are controlled by the administrator and not the voter-------who just "happens" to be…
ONCEMORE1 - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If there was a chance in Hell your Third-Party candidate might actually win, I'd be right there with you, but you have to face the fact there ISN"T. Why is it that the typical Third Party frontrunner, usually Libertarian, shares many ideals with the Republican Party, siphons votes away from the Republicans and even receives support from the DNC and Unions to do so? The folly in…
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Jarosch above inadvertently elucidated the reason why minimum wage is BAD. He says people would leave his store to work somewhere with higher wage....but when everybody pays minimum wage there are no other high-paying jobs. If you get rid of minimum wage businesses would pay what people are willing to work for and wages would vary...some up...some down...and overall employment would increase.
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Who wants to be a part of anything negative? That's exactly why people don't care about who is elected. Because no matter who is in charge, people will bash them on here, on Fox News, on MSNBC and everywhere else. The worst thing that can happen to the average voter is to hear nothing but a one sided opinion.
qfingers - Strawman: We\'re Looking at 2012 All Over Again...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your "take a picture' idea isn't bad...except all the voting authorities would want lots of $$ to implement it. Though we might be getting close to having a website (like Facebook) who's already doing facial recognition and could offer a "recognize" function that you could put in surrounding zip codes or such and look for a match.

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Quincy City Council renews contract with consultant for airport

2 years, 1 month ago By Denise Donley

Money will be paid to Hanson Professional Services based off each project completed

The Quincy City Council renewed a five-year contract with Hanson Professional Services Inc., from Springfield, Il, as Consultant Engineer for the Quincy Regional Airport.

Hanson Professional Services will work on major engineering projects that range from airport planning to drainage issues to runway safety areas the City and airport would like to develop.

Interim Airport Director Jeff Steinkamp says, "The committee looked for the consultant engineer that was best qualified, responsible and has had the work experience for our types of projects."

Steinkamp adds money will be paid to Hanson Professional Services based off each project completed.

In other business, the council approved the purchasing of a Ford Police Sedan Interceptor from Wright Automotive, Hillsboro, IL for $23,630.92, a Ford Eco Boost Police Interceptor from Gem City Ford-Lincoln, Quincy, IL for $26,883.00 and a Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Sedan from Poage Chrysler/Dodge in Hannibal, MO for $22,293.00
for a total cost of $72,806.92 by a 13-1 vote.

The purchase of ten X26 Advanced Tasers from Ray O'Herron Co. for $9,969.50 was also approved with the recommendation from the Police Chief, Police Aldermanic Committee and Purchasing Director.

Also during the meeting, the sales tax and home rule sales tax report were received and filed by the council.

The sales tax reports showed $762,464.17 in June 2012 compared to $745,894 from June of 2011. The home rule sales tax report showed June 2012 reported $761,956.82, $399 lower than June 2011's report of $762,355.

There were baskets on display in the chambers as well. Raffle tickets were being sold for $1 a piece to be entered to win several baskets to benefit the United Way.

Baskets were put together by city hall employees and will be in the lobby until Friday.

There will be a cook out at City Hall, Friday, with BBQ, Chips, drinks, and the announcement of basket winners.

City Council will meet again Monday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m.


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