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jannie122 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I really don't care - since I think the sales tax in total is 7-3/4 --- I often wonder where that 3/4 of a cent goes :) would at least make it 8% and easier to figure.
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: Dick is here to make it all better - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not a snowball's chance that she'd pick Durbin as running mate. (Would he improve her chances, somehow? Nope.)
chebby79 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
make the new jail big enough so we can house other communities prisoners and charge them for it. we don't have any luck drawing new businesses to Quincy or Illinois so we might as well try to profit somehow.
4tolerance - Quincy City Council votes to sell defaulting loans - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You could go on to say that prudent lending, which we all know the City is not capable of, would require a Personal Guaranty or Guarantees to back the loan to any LLC or corporation. I wonder if BOQ required a Personal Guaranty from their friend Mr. Griffin. I am guessing not. There I go guessing again. Sorry
migraine_in_qcy - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Isn't someone going to try and convince us that this isn't really a tax increase, and that somehow we're going to save money by spending millions? If that's the case, are there any other government buildings in the area that we can replace?

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VIDEO: Quincy recognizes Manufacturing Day

2 years, 1 month ago by Bob Gough

Manufacturing employs nearly 4,900 people in Quincy and Adams County

David Castillo says he has had other job opportunities, but he’s happy where he’s been for the last eight years: Working for Knapheide Manufacturing.

Castillo and managers from Knapheide and several other Quincy manufacturers gathered outside Hollister-Whitney at the Herman Schneideman Industrial Park this morning to recognize Manufacturing Day.

Representatives from Quincy, Adams County, the Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois met to honor the 100 manufacturers and the nearly 4,900 employees who work in the City and the County.

Manufacturers represent more than 17 percent of the County’s workforce with a total payroll of more than $240 million. The national percentage of manufacturing workers is about 11 percent.

Castillo utilized the Workforce Development Center at JWCC to improve his skills and move up the company ladder.

"Since I've been working for Knapheide as a brake machine operator, I decided to take advantage of the training," Castillo said. "I'm happy with my job and it's nice to know there are people out there looking for those skills."

More than 330 students have taken advantage of JWCC’s Workforce Development Center since it opened in July 2011.

Quincy Mayor John Spring issued a proclamation for Manufacturer’s Day in Quincy.


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@KHQA Best of luck to Carol on her last day. She's got a lot of life left to live.
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RT @John Kass: My #Ferguson column: if you punch a cop & grab at his gun, chances are you'll probably get yourself shot. http://t.co/LbTdwNwbQl
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Gordon gets captured, shot or knocked out every week. And Bruce needs to age faster. #gothamproblems
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RT @Bill Kristol: Is there anything she touches that doesn't turn out badly? @Acosta: Valerie Jarrett spoke w/ Gov Nixon last night & this am about Ferguson.