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pjohnf - Two men shot in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You two ought to wait until the facts are known before you pass judgment. You have heard of innocent until proven guilty haven't you?
RNstuckinQuincy - Two men shot in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Seeing the gang signs posted on the victims FB pages, I doubt the victims were 100% innocent in what occurred. No one deserves to lose their lives or be shot and the shooter should definitely be prosecuted, but I have a feeling there is more to this story than just an angry man that decided to shoot to kill two people. I don't know the story and neither do most of the people in this judgmental…
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
thanks for the link. So often though, descriptions of studies lean toward their preferred outcome. 40% is very low correlation, and he even concludes "environmental" factors have much greater influence. He tries to separate that from social factors, but indeed social factors are a big part of it. Interesting they found no genetic link at all in women. I think the early childhood is big, which…
Givemeliberty - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
In a truly free society morality is only enforced by the state when there is a victim. Prostitution, gambling, and smoking weed have no victims, hence no crime. Murder, theft and statutory rape have victims, this is why they are crimes.
ONCEMORE1 - Two men shot in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Doesn't look like your typical thug.......

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REBEL MEDIA: Trash vs. Schools

1 year, 6 months ago by Bob Gough

Each topic had two meetings last week. 

In each case, those who cared about Quincy garbage pickup outnumbered those who showed up to talk about new school buildings at Quincy Public Schools. 

Mayor Kyle Moore said he wants the City Council to choose an option by the end of December. 

The Quincy School Board is looking at a possible referendum on taxing for school facilities in March. 

Perhaps the timing is why the trash issue is dominating the local news scene. I hope that's the case. 

I believe there is a case for some new construction. Some of the QPS facilities (especially at the elementary level) are not in good shape at all.  There is some justification, I'm just not sure if the public will see $71 million in justification. 

Of course, we're not the only community grappling with the trash issue. 

The Bloomington City Council is cutting $1.6 million that normally goes to its general fund from its $23.2 million levy. With less to draw from out of the general fund, Bloomington is looking to make its solid waste service pay for itself.

 

From pantagraph.com:

"Without a service level or fee change, the solid waste fund will soon run at a $2.6 million annual deficit — a problem because the fund is viewed as an “enterprise fund,” meaning it should be self-supporting through fees.

Under the proposal which is expected to eliminate the funds’ expected deficit in fiscal year 2015, residents’ monthly fee for household garbage pickup would be tied to the size of trash cart they use. A 35-gallon cart would cost $16 per month, with monthly fees of $21 and $25 for 65-gallon and 95-gallon carts, respectively.

Residents also could purchase $3 stickers for bags of trash in excess of their cart’s capacity."

 


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