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pjohnf - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is this project going to have a surety bond in place if this guy goes under or is the performance bond the same thing? The project sounds like a good use of the property but we tax payers lost big time the last time we put up money for a developer to develop this property.
ONCEMORE1 - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Sure are------12 months pay for nine months "work". Plus a couple weeks for Holidays, Christmas Break, Spring Break, Snow Days, etc. Try to match that in the Real Working World.
qfingers - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Could you list what "infrastructure" this is for? It's apartments and retail space...not roads and sewers. And I don't see any parking in the illustration above. 20 apartments could easily mean 40 cars there 24x7. And I don't believe it's legal for the city to give anybody a property tax abatement except by a few means like enterprise zones for example. Anything targeting one…
ONCEMORE1 - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Here we go again......... Giving away the farm---AGAIN---is about as brilliant as Deuce's parking lot that nobody needs.
vonvicious - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The city might as well build the build and finance the structure itself. First off sell the property for what it is worth. 52 parking spots for 20 apartments and an eatery is that even enough to meet code.

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State Rep. Farnham resigns legislative seat after federal raid

6 months, 1 week ago from dailyherald.com

The Elgin Democrat cites "serious health issues" in resignation statement

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State Rep. Keith Farnham resigned his legislative seat Wednesday, just days after federal officials searched the Elgin Democrat's home and office.

A one-sentence letter released to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan gave no reason for the resignation, but Farnham cited "serious health issues" in a statement released shortly after.

Farnham was not present in Springfield for lawmakers' session Wednesday.

"This is to notify you that, effective immediately, I hereby resign my position as representative in the General Assembly for the 43rd Representative District of the state of Illinois," the letter said.

Farnham has said nothing about the search by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations officials last week, and federal authorities haven't said what they were looking for.

In his statement, Farnham said, "I have been battling serious health issues for a number of years and the coming months will require my full attention."

Farnham's Elgin office was dark Tuesday, and a woman answering an intercom at his home apartment said he was unavailable. He has not returned numerous calls for comment.

In the statement, Farnham said he also will withdraw as his party's nominee for re-election to the Illinois House, a position he won Tuesday as he had no opponent in the primary election. No Republican has filed to run for the seat, but local party leaders could appoint a candidate in the coming months.

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