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1950Brutus - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Are employees allowed to have their cell phones in the building?? - if so then this is a stupid rule. I doubt the "efficiency" of our government will be impacted much by a cell phone that is turned off.
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Selective editing? Please tell me that nobody in the media does that? Oh my gosh....my confidence in the media has been shaken!!! Lots of those around...numerous police videos for example where all you see is the person being taken down and not the reason for the take down.
WarCry - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Theft Austin Creeps reports his black Samsung cell phone taken from where he hid it outside the Adams County Courthouse on 7-16. Maybe the courthouse needs to install a bank of lockers like they have at Scotties: Go in with something you're not supposed to have, like your cell, and you can put in a quarter, lock it up, and grab it on your way out.
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There are two reasons for the # of taxing bodies in IL. I kinda' hate to call them "government" because so many of them make no laws at all which distinguishes "government" from "taxing body". #1 Biggest reason -- bonding authority -- the 1870 IL constitution limited local government's debt capacitty...so the response was simply to expand the # of taxing units. Funding problem solved....…
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Illinois Senator renews push for relief on propane costs

3 months, 4 weeks ago by Denise Donley

Push would make sure legislation can move quickly

State Sen. Sam McCann is once again calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to take action to provide financial relief for residents who rely on propane fuel.

“I’ve been frustrated by the lack of action on this issue, which has hit so many residents right where it hurts the most—their pocketbooks,” said McCann, a Carlinville Republican. “However, as we enter what is likely to be a cold spring season, and residents and business owners look to replenish their propane supplies following our extremely frigid winter, there is still an acute need. I know many will welcome financial assistance.”

The extreme cold that gripped much of the nation this winter pushed propane prices higher, and many families and employers used their fuel reserves at a faster rate, resulting in high propane bills.

McCann said he wants the governor to address the issue when he gives his annual budget message this week.

To make sure legislation can move quickly, McCann said he has filed a new amendment to Senate Bill 1998 that could be advanced at any time. That is in addition to his emergency propane language that has been held in the Senate Assignments Committee since January. The senator said he remains eager to work with his Democrat colleagues to facilitate a resolution to this unnecessarily prolonged issue.

“Amending this legislation is one final avenue I can pursue as I actively work toward a solution that will help those struggling to afford the cost of propane. When the governor summarizes his fiscal plan for the state, I hope he acknowledges the need for a solution to this propane situation. I welcome the opportunity to work with him to move at least one of these measures through the process,” McCann said.

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Bob Gough 10 minutes ago

This was also my problem with Rauner's tax plan. Keep state government away from property tax control http://t.co/CuZ4p2NePc
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Adams Co. Divorces for 7/23 - From the Circuit Clerk's office http://t.co/1g8QxkhvBZ
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Bob Gough 2 hours, 17 minutes ago

@drewmagary You got off cheap.