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samthebutcher - Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few of the parents of kids on this team are the ones who may be lacking maturity . Most people with ties to QND know who those specific parents are, and I hope the ones who know them really let their feelings show. Crazies, just like at QHS can sometimes run the show.
samthebutcher - Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
yes, last years team was a great example of a team going to state and the talent was there, no one predicted they would go that far. No one.
qfingers - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
She's hardly the voice of the right wing...She can be fun to listen too sometimes...much like the left enjoys the rantings of Nancy Pelosi, Gore, and their ilk. Nobody is going to pick Palin for any position. The media have succeeded in demonizing her and she's not done herself a lot of good either.
CoolEdge - Council tables insurance vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the added details still seems to me he should take credit or blame, and any efforts to build plausible deniability is political, somewhat dishonest, and wasteful. But "that's politics". People finally voted for change, a Republican even. That might rock the establishment boat a little, and Moore is pretty young, but time will tell if the voters were on the right track. Hopefully…
DMtnDew - Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'd like to see what Bonness can do. Sounds like he has plenty of experience and he is QND alumni.

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REBEL MEDIA: Trash vs. Schools

1 year, 1 month 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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