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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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1 year, 11 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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