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XBgCty - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CoolEdge: You seem to be conflating Private Unions, with Public Unions. This is about public sector unions, not private sector unions. So let's just stick with Public Sector Unions-- Specifically Police/Fire. That is what this article is about. Police/Fire can NOT strike. Tell me what your definition of "the blue flu" is, and tell me the last time it was used. A small shop doesn't need…
qtown1 - The Patio restaurant could open as early as February 1 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What exactly is riff-raff???Could it be that AYHSMB is riff-raff??? "Mr.Mediocre"
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
everyone should fund their own retirement ... yes. But government gets different terms, retires early with open ended promises. So those others you want to get into a retirement plan of their own are funding the early and lucrative plans of government workers. It's not about stripping retirement from those that have it, but having everyone fund their own. "in Moline, that city has seen…
Quijote57 - Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So ISBE wants more state money. How about all the money owed to the schools from previous years? That alone would go a long way for some of the financially struggling districts. I hold no hope of seeing the $750M ever trickling down when there are several hundred millions in arrears.
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They must be doing something right; they have been open for over 50 years. I don't think we can say that about many other restaurants around here. If someone knows so much about their food and prices, are they the ones trying to keep out the riff-raff? As with any other business, one can choose to support it or not and should not be subject to snide comments either way. Maybe people just want…

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1 year, 11 months ago by Denise Donley

Quincy Mayor John Spring welcomed residents Friday night

Quincy Mayor John Spring invited people to see his new mayoral headquarters on 729 Hampshire Friday night.

Spring said he wanted this to just be a time to say hi to residents and have a good evening.

While moving forward in the mayoral election, Spring said he wants to begin with one message.

“We just want to keep Quincy moving forward, which I promised to do eight years ago, and I think I have a great track record. We’ve weathered through some really difficult financial times, and we’ve continued to have good balance budgets,” said Spring. “We’ve had eight years of balanced budgets, we’ve had three years in a row where we’ve lowered the citizen tax rate and at the same time we’ve continued to provide great city services.”

One aspect of Republican mayoral candidate and Third Ward Alderman Kyle Moore’s plan is the Quincy Scorecard. He proposes Quincy measure how much work the city is getting done for its residents through its city services.

When asked if Spring believes the scorecard would benefit Quincy, he said “No.”

“I think people are very pleased with their city services. I think that Moore may not realize we measure everything anyway. We know exactly how long it takes us to repair water service, we track all of that. The only thing we might not track is if we have people out putting coal patch in pot holes,” said Spring. “I think we deliver great city services, and I really believe that all the Quincy residents treasure the city services. After all, it’s what you see right outside your own window, it’s making sure your streets are cleaned, garbage is picked up and that everything works in your house.”

Spring for Mayor signs, notepads, pens, etc are available at the headquarters for supporters to pick up and display.


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