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qfingers - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes..."apparent" is ppropriate....article says "multiple sources" and not any official announcement from the coroner who is the one that issues the death certificate. Would take the police announcing it too as "official".
quincymike - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
#1. The sales tax increase is the easy way, correct? I do not think so! Take one look at Cook County and Chicago and look whats happening to their sales tax game. Your local business melts away. Even a little bit decreases the anticipated revenue flow. #2. When I hear comments like "if revenue from the sales tax does not pay the bonds completly then I guess we will have to take it out of the general…
qfingers - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Isn't the true cost of this thing closer to $50M? Isn't that going to be the cost of the bonds? Might be $25M to build but funding it typically costs about twice as much. So that would put the average per household cost closer to $100 per year.. You can't just throw floors on top of a building...especially when they have to be built out of reinforced concrete. There's a little…
Sv3 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes, We! Let's raise taxes, so We don't have to work. Let's raise taxes, so WE have free health care. Let's raise taxes so WE can have a free cell phone. How about in a capitalistic system ( sorry you feel that to be a dirty word) we take care of OURSELVES and quit letting GOVERNMENT waste OUR damn money.
quincyhydro - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Quincy Guy why don't you step up and make a donation if you want all these luxuries. The problem is I will end up paying some now and more later. Same BS as the school referendum.

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Krista Finklea is leaving as principal at Dewey Elementary

Add the need for a principal to the Quincy School District’s list for this summer.

At next Wednesday’s Quincy School Board meeting, the School Board will accept the resignation of Dewey Elementary Principal Krista Finklea. Finklea and her family are moving to Florida where her husband, Josh, will be involved in starting a church in New Smyrna Beach.  

Krista Finklea was an assistant principal at Quincy High School before taking the Dewey position. Josh Finklea has also been an assistant with the Quincy High School and Junior High football programs as well as the Quincy Youth Football League over the last decade.

The School Board hired a new superintendent, Steven Cobb, on February 1. There are three other Board Office administrators leaving: Assistant Superintendent Christie Dickens and Director of Title One/ Testing/ Technology Jody Cooper are retiring and Assistant Superintendent Trish Sullivan-Viniard has accepted a superintedent's position in the Chicago suburbs. The District will fill two of those positions.

Business Manager Joel Murphy is serving as interim Superintendent and former Business Manager Rich Royalty is serving as interim business manager until Cobb starts this summer. Murphy will also be the IT Director along with his business manager duties once Cobb is in place.

The Quincy School District is looking at about $400,000 in life safety projects this summer.

The bulk of the work will consist of replacing fire alarms and systems in Adams, Baldwin, Berrian, Ellington and Madison Schools. Madison will also see some tuckpointing and work on exterior masonry walls.

The District is also looking at $162,000 to resurface the lower parking lot and create a concrete bus lane at Quincy High School.

The School Board’s Building Committee met Friday morning and referred the plan to the full board for approval at next week’s meeting.


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