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luckykc - Quincy Police Blotter for August 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Curious as to why the guy who hit me and ran isn't listed on here. He was charged and booked with a lot of chargers.
WarCry - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Better is subjective. If you're a business owner, Rauner has said he wants to cut your business taxes to make a friendlier environment. If you hire a service, Rauner wants to create a new "Service Tax" that would hit consumers of more than 2 dozen services. We already know what Quinn's done to taxes. So I guess the answer to "better" is.......neither, really.
vonvicious - Quincy Police Blotter for August 27, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lets make a law to stop people from eating too much food, we can save their lives.
GuyFawkes10 - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And Quinn is better?
MountainMan - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This man is a Chicago gangster politician just like the rest of em, looks like he is gonna have trouble coming up for sending armed thugs to the homes of people who signed a petition to get a Libertarian on the ballot (Chad Grimm) If we support this man we are no better than Blago.

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Taxpayer funds used to defend treasurer on allegations

The state will pay three attorneys up to $200 per hour to represent Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.

Edmund Michalowski accused Rutherford last month of sexually harassing him and forcing him to do campaign work on state time.

Rutherford, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, has denied the claims. He's said the accusations have made his campaign more difficult.

Documents from the attorney general's office say Robert Shuftan, Daniel Fahner and Bilal Zaheer have been appointed special assistant attorneys general. They'll be paid using taxpayer funds from the treasurer's office.

Rutherford spent almost $27,000 in taxpayers' money on investigations into the allegations. He initially said the findings would be made public, but reversed course after the lawsuit was filed.

 


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