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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
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Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
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Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
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I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
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Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

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1 year, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

After years of seeing Quincy Democrats reap Chicago campaign cash, Republicans are getting in the game

Quincy and Adams County Republicans have decried Chicago money coming into local campaigns for years, but it now seems the philosophy has become ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’.

Citizens for a Better Quincy, a Political Action Committee formed by a majority of the City of Quincy’s Republican Aldermen, has received $60,000 over the last 10 days from Chicagoland interests. The PAC has served as a pass-through for those funds to be used for the production and placement of television ads opposing State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville).

The PAC only had $1616 in its account following the filing of the third quarter disclosure statement on October 12.

But then on October 16, the PAC reported receiving $20,000 from Otto of Carpentersville, Illinois and $10,000 from Patricia Foglia of North Barrington, Illinois. Otto is the company of Jack Roeser, who has been a politically active conservative for decades. On that same day, the PAC paid $10,000 to Campaign Grid, LLC and $20,000 to Multi Media Services, Inc. for production and placement of television ads opposing Sullivan (Click the video above this report).

Then on October 24, the PAC reported receiving $20,000 from Bruce Rauner of Chicago and $10,000 from Richard Uihlein of Lake Forest, IL. Then yesterday, the PAC paid Craft/Media Digital $30,000 for production and placement of ads opposing Sullivan.

All four donors have track records of contributing to conservative candidates throughout the state.

Citizens for a Better Quincy has given $1,000 to the state senate campaign for Randy Frese.  Rauner also gave the Frese campaign $5,000 today.  

Citizens for a Better Quincy was formed in April 2010 with a stated purpose to “support conservative aldermanic and mayoral candidates in Quincy, IL”. The PAC was amended in January 2011and the purpose changed to “elect conservative candidates”.  

Alderman Paul Havermale (R-3rd Ward) is the chairman of the PAC and Alderman Dan Brink (R-6th Ward) is the treasurer. Other members include Alderman Lexze Mann (R-1st Ward), Republican 4th Ward Aldermen Tony Sassen and Mike Farha, Alderman Kyle Moore (R-3rd Ward), Alderman Mike Rein (R-5th Ward), Alderman Jim Musolino (R-6th Ward) and Alderman Terri Heinecke (R-7th Ward).

“Everyone has the right to give and I applaud these people who have stepped up to support what they believe,” Farha said. “On the other side, we’ve seen what the teachers’ union has done in a big way.”

Moore, who has announced his candidacy for mayor, said the PAC was formed as a “way to show we are serious about a long-term conservative vision for Quincy.”

“I think it’s our way to use our contacts to make sure our voice is heard in this election,” Moore said. “We aldermen are fighting Springfield as they try to take more and more money from Quincy. The only way to stop that is a change in leadership and that starts with the Sullivan-Frese race.”


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