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DaveVictor - Ex-IDOT boss blames gov\'s office for majority of improper hires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Does the former City of Quincy engineer Jeff Steinkamp's name appear anywhere in this report? He ended up landing on his feet with a sweet IDOT ghost job after he got canned.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They did follow the citizenry, few that they were. The aldermen buckled for fear of not getting reelected and missing their pay as aldermen, healthcare etc.!
Quincyan2 - QND sees slight enrollment dip - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What's your point? QND is not for everyone, and everyone knows that. QND is not equipped to give every young person an education. The public schools are more capable of providing special education programs and also for providing AP courses for superb students. But for those that choose QND, the rewards last a lifetime and immeasurable. For the average or above average young person, QND provides…
Righty1 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just checked my Constitution, nothing on garbage. You could also cancel your Quincy fire protection and contract with Tri-Township. Cancel your water and sewer then drill a well and add septic, put up a wind generator to bypass CIPS. However, all those are band by government who use their constitutional authority.
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm going to add....contact your alderman and the mayor if you want to see contracting out tried again rather than spending more money here. The city can absorb the initial cost of the totes for the contract which would reduce the cost put on the water bill. From that point on totes would be provided for free but there would be a replacement cost if you "lose" it. Then you substitute the revenue…

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Will face Sen. Dick Durbin in November

From Associated Press:

Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose state senator and dairy magnate Jim Oberweis to challenge powerful, three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November, as the party fights to remain relevant in a state in which Democrats hold almost all statewide offices and a substantial majority of congressional and legislative seats.

Oberweis, 67, of Sugar Grove, had greater name recognition than his primary opponent, Downers Grove businessman and political newcomer Doug Truax, because of the chain of ice cream stores his family owns and his previous campaigns for U.S. Senate. But he also heavily outspent Truax.

The decision also was crucial because the Senate candidate tops the GOP ticket, just above a governor's race that the party believes it can win after more than a decade of Democratic control.

Oberweis said he hopes to help the GOP retake control of the U.S. Senate to "change the direction of this country."

The 43-year-old Truax, who owns a health insurance consulting firm, had the support of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, a Peoria Republican, but it wasn't enough.

Nathan Piper, 21, a political science major at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said Oberweis got his vote on name recognition alone.

"I was at Republican Day at the (state) fair and I probably saw (Truax) there, but otherwise, I didn't know who he was," Piper said.

Veronique Escalante, a 40-year-old consultant from Glen Ellyn, said she voted for Oberweis because he "runs a successful business."

The GOP hopes to at least give Durbin a scare, but after 32 years in Washington, he has a big war chest. Even so, some political observers consider Durbin vulnerable because he helped pass President Barack Obama's health care program.

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