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samthebutcher - Mays not seeking re-election to Quincy School Board - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A public figure that did a good job mixing things up. I did not agree with him many times, but glad he was there to balance the board(he really does love the sound of his own voice). It is important to know when to exit the stage, I think he is doing that at the right time.
Peoplechamp31 - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe you are the guys that went south! Must like the buddy system that has been goin on for years! Take off your blinders and look at some of these people and there back rounds (education, work experience). I can't wrap my head around a janitor giving advice on construction aspect of a building! This Peters guy should not of said that! I looked up his past wage and experience! Wow! Went from…
whiner1 - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I agree this movie is probably crap. What nitwit thought this was good subject matter. North Korea may not be a great nation, but joking about assassinating the leader of any country seems in poor taste. I think the sony boys were just stupid and now the war mongers are rattling their sabres. The first amendment protects stupidity, it just can't prevent it.
chebby79 - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
this $1000 for wear and tear on the streets "tears" me up. years ago, Good Sam wanted to put about 50 cluster homes south of Cherry Lane about were 18th St would be if it went thru. This was going to require truck load after truck load of fill to be hauled in on the old beat up Cherry Lane. I addressed the planning commission with the question of who was going to fix the street. They all looked at…
chebby79 - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
yep, and he opened this can of worms. I have forgotten.... if the city went totally private which was the way Moore was leaning, were the private haulers still going to pay a separate fee???

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Dairy magnate Oberweis wins GOP Senate primary

9 months ago Associated Press

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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