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WarCry - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
If that's the way you interpret the statement then, frankly, you're an idiot. Look at all the stories about arrests for meth busts, over and over again, the same names. They don't give them more jail time partially because they don't have anywhere to put them. The crimes don't rise to the level of state prison, and we have no room at the county level. You think it's…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Build it on the current parking lot for the court house. No Transportation needed. ... Property already owned... build an underground parking lot to allow for safer transport of prisoners rather than the back door the sheriff referenced and the elevator they would have to use to get people up to the court room, they could design a better and larger elevator with a cage to keep staff save from drunk…
ReardenShrugged - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The way I interpret "our jail no longer meets modern day needs" is "we need a new jail so we can further grow the incarcerated population, our police force, and government power while shrinking everyone's liberty and taxpayer pocket books." We may need a new jail just due to the age and safety but it shouldn't be any larger than the current one since our county population hasn't grown,…
tomcan2 - Thrown chicken bone tops Quincy Police Blotter for 12/16/14 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please 'fire up' the QHS Fight Song: Any Blue Devil worth his "Q" would never call the police when attacked by flying chicken bones, they'd do exactly what they were trained to do: Get their 'potato launcher' and retaliate. Only rule: One flying Spud for every flying Fowl until one side surrenders, loser cleans up the 'injured' birds/spuds. PS Please pass the butter.
qfingers - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
And here's the next logical question someone need to ask... What happens if this doesn't pass? Will they just stick it in our property taxes then?

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REBEL MEDIA: Compensation vs. salary

9 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

I posted some salary comparisons last week in the comments section on the sick pay buy back story.

It turns out they were not apples to apples comparisons. 

The numbers listed in the City of Quincy's annual Treasurer's Report also include sick pay buy back and overtime. 

The Springfield numbers are straight salary numbers. 

For example, a Springfield Police lieutenant is at $94,800 while a Quincy Police lieutenant is at $80,274. Those are the base numbers. The Quincy number, in this case, included the sickpay buy back of $3,704. 

The Quincy Fire Department captain numbers also included the sick pay buy back as well. 

I don't know what the sick pay buy back policy is for Springfield. I don't know what their overtime policy is either. 

I do know that people in the private sector leave Quincy for larger markets for higher pay because the cost of living in metropolitan areas is higher. 

These salaries will be posted again in a couple of months with the new City of Quincy treasurer's report. It will be interesting to track the increases and see how large their raises really have been over the last year.

And no matter how some want to parse or downplay their sick pay buy back bonuses, they are real. And the are something that is virtually unheard of anywhere else.

 

 

 


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