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qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
Hinkdad - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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A team of nearly 20 elections workers in Springfield are sifting through thousands of pages of petitions aimed at putting a pair of proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

"It's a daunting task to do this," Illinois State Board of Elections chief Rupert Borgsmiller told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers.

He said if you laid each piece of paper end-to-end it would stretch 33 miles. That includes nearly 68,000 pieces of paper with more than 590,000 signatures from the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits.

That group, headed by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, wants voters to consider limiting state lawmakers' terms to eight years. Its box of petitions was 36 feet long.

It also includes a 27-foot-long box filled with about 37,000 pieces of paper with more than 532,000 signatures from the group Yes For Independent Maps. That group wants voters to approve a new way to draw the state's political maps.

State election workers must review the signatures to make sure each ballot initiative has enough to appear on the ballot. They are scanning each piece of paper to make digital records. Then they'll do a random test of 5 percent of the signatures to make sure they are from registered voters.

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