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WmMunny - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps not being supervised by his parents or guardians. Sad deal, no disputing that. Prayers for the young boy and his family.
Bob6140 - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If the partisan posters will brush up on their comprehension skills, it is a democrat that is sponsoring this bill. Unions support it. If you believe parents should have a say, you agree with the democrats and the teachers' union. Your rants make no sense at all.
CoolEdge - US Considers Letting Iran Have an Underground Nuclear Bunker - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But with Obama's legacy deal, he is actually protecting Iran as they develop their bomb. So Israel would have trouble getting the necessary right of ways and perhaps the right bunker busters. They'd have to look to France or the Saudis for support, as Obama threatens Israel and kisses Iran. We had sanctions that were working and Obama lifted many of those and gave Iran money we had on…
migraine_in_qcy - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And all the students in your classrooms are aware of that option, and are told that it will not be held against them if they opt out? All my kids have gotten about the various testing over the years is that they need to get breakfast before-hand, and how important the tests are. I don't believe I've ever seen anything telling them they could opt-out.
migraine_in_qcy - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please explain what you mean by "PARCC has shut down our computers". I was under the impression that all the PARCC testing was online, in which case computers are of course required.

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A panel of lawmakers could open a third line of inquiry into a troubled anti-violence program that is dogging Gov. Pat Quinn.

State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, will ask the Legislative Audit Commission Tuesday for the rarely sought authority to subpoena records related to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

His request comes as the program already has become the target of investigators in the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Cook County prosecutor's office over questions surrounding who got a piece of the $54 million program and when people were paid.

Auditor General Bill Holland said the program was "hastily implemented," failed to target the most violent neighborhoods and allowed Chicago aldermen to play a role in how grant funds were distributed.

Republicans say the program was a "political slush fund" designed to help Quinn, a Democrat from Chicago, win support for his election effort in 2010.

Barickman, who co-chairs the audit commission, said Monday the panel should move ahead with its own probe no matter whether others are looking into the program.

"I don't think we necessarily know what the U.S. Attorney is investigating," Barickman said. "We absolutely have a statutory authority to review the audit and do our own fact-finding."

Jane Stricklin, executive director of the audit commission, said records show the panel has sought similar powers only twice before — in 1981 and 1975.

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