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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: Grand Jury is NOT about Guilt or Innocence: Ferguson True Bill or No Bill? - Quincy, IL
hmmm ... well, it IS about innocence since there are lower standards for indictment (preponderance) than for conviction (beyond reasonable doubt). Of course if there is a trial both sides will have time to bring more facts, but the prosecutor is going to pretty much "bring it" to get at least to the level of an indictment, as I understand it. If he ain't got it for indictment, how's he…
UrKidsWillPay - Quincy City Council votes to sell defaulting loans - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This is the same "Loser" everyone on here was clamoring to have as the owner of the Necomb property. What good would it have done to sell him more property he wouldn't have paid for?
EgoReputo - Quincy School Board to discuss building project with out-of-town contractor - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Hate to say I told ya so, but…….. This farce was never about new school buildings or “For the Kids”. In fact it was sold to the public in the guise of an Economic Stimulus "Win-Win" Plan. It was always about getting $$$$ from the taxpayers before they realized how much their property taxes would decrease. Billy Madoff Daniels tipped off the plan way back in the fall of 2013 in his comments to the…
1950Brutus - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com - Illinois Senate committee votes to send minimum-wage hike to t
OK everyone is complaining about the plight of low wage earners and how not passing the minimum wage increase will ruin them. Well sorry to say minimum wage jobs come and they go - that's how it goes. Illinois economy will adjust. - if it couldn't then the 3 lowest minimum wage states should have already dropped off. Everyone wants to complain and gripe if you don't like something you…
qfingers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com - Illinois Senate committee votes to send minimum-wage hike to t
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A timeline of the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

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@stltoday That'll help.
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RT @STLtoday: Durbin to chair hearing on civil rights, Ferguson will be topic http://t.co/fxdmHAsNPC
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Bob Gough 8 minutes ago

Another trip to the woodshed shaping up for Mizzou hoops. Anderson has to have some time to fix this.
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Bob Gough 10 minutes ago

@Survey1215 @DCClothesline I just hope Sharpton swung by the IRS office with a check on his way to The Lou.