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pjohnf - Mendon men arrested in cannabis investigation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Migraine, you are so right on, government isn't concerned about citizen's welfare, it's always been about money, power and control. Why do barbers, hairdressers and other such jobs need a license from some state bureaucracy? It's about the money?
WarCry - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
See, I like that big, empty lot at the corner of 8th/Jersey. Put up a nice, multi-story building, move the county's sheriff's offices and jail over there with underground parking like the city police have. Put in some space for the state police to have an office or two in there as a satellite to the Pittsfield office, and keep some space for growth as needed. Put the jail in the upper sections…
onehawkfan - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This facility pre-dates my arrival in Quincy, so I'm wondering if there was a jail facility in there all the time, even when the city owned the building? There is an obvious need for a new county jail, but can we construct and outfit this government building for less than $500/sf? How about Triple-thickness cinder block construction inside a triple-layer electrified barbed-wire perimeter fence.…
Quijote57 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Unfortunately you are all too accurate in your sarcastic repsonse.
QuincyGuy - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Do you know how old that jail is. Older than a lot of you. It was built in the early 50s or late 40s. It IS time for a new jail but "good luck with that". Too many people are too much in to their own life to be concerned about something they'll probably never see or use. I agree with migraine-in-qcy that it doesn't have to be pretty, but it DOES HAVE TO BE SAFE for those working there.…

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No. 89 was honored during a halftime ceremony at Monday's game

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It was Mike Ditka's day in Illinois - and his night at Soldier Field.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Monday that he's declared it "Mike Ditka Day" in honor of the former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl-winning coach whose jersey was retired.

The Hall of Fame tight end's No. 89 was retired during a halftime ceremony Monday night when the Bears hosted the Dallas Cowboys.

The Bears showed highlights of his playing and coaching career and rolled out the red carpet at midfield before he walked out to a thunderous ovation.

There were more video tributes from players, and chairman George McCaskey told the crowd the honor was "a long time coming."

With the 1963 championship and Lombardi trophies along with a Hall of Fame bust alongside him, Ditka said he's "been living a dream for 74 years."

Ditka was the 14th Bear to have his number retired by the team.

"You don't play the game or coach this game with this in mind," Ditka told reporters afterward. "It's the icing on the cake, the final candle, whatever you want to call it. It's been a hell of a run."

At an event earlier in the day, chairman George McCaskey called Ditka "the most iconic Bear alive."

"He's the Coach," McCaskey said. "Great career as a player, and while this doesn't go directly to retiring a jersey, you can't ignore the fact that he was the coach of the Super Bowl Bears."

The 1985 team is widely considered one of the greatest in NFL history.

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