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Peoplechamp31 - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News -
Oh I'm for getting read of these building just don't make it sound like the walls are coming down around them! Hell we still have kids in there so I know it isn't that bad!
Quijote57 - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I wasn't going to go to this movie, but I fear the cancellation is the beginning of the end of freedom of expression. Now any loser can hack into a business' computers to get them to stop selling something. Is this progress?
pjohnf - Gov. Quinn calls special session for comptroller election - Quincy, IL News -
Quinn should butt out and let Rauner appoint an interim comptroller and decide if an election is needed or even wanted by Illinois citizens. Why waste more tax payer dollars for a special session, especially if Rauner disagrees with Quinn's stance. The earliest election would be 2016, so what's the hurry Quinn? The special session is a total waste of tax payer dollars
migraine_in_qcy - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
There are very few truly victimless crimes. If you look at Quincy, the arrests and names you see over and over again aren't usually getting picked up for smoking a joint, they're getting arrested for cooking and selling meth. Many times they're putting kids in danger, and the majority of the time they're also sucking from the public teat instead of cleaning up their act and getting…
UrKidsWillPay - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News -
Bud, to his credit, is one of the only board members that ever sets foot in the schools. During one of his visits, he found a book in a second grade classroom he took an interest in and asked the teacher if he could borrow it, bless his heart.

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