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pamarshall - Rauner calls for service tax - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Quinn was re-elected running on higher taxes. It might work for Rauner.
qfingers - Strawman: Where Do You Weigh In On The Immigration Crisis? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They're estimating up to 97,000 by September. With that # that is $38,000 per child. How's this? Offer their parents $10,000 to come pick them up. We can save $2.7B and have them out of the country ASAP. Of course we DNA them so they can't get the $$ twice to the same family subject to a fraud charge. Then you have to lock down the border too.
TheyRclueless - Traffic stop results in three Quincy residents arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
How about another shout out for the good guys???
eaglebeaky - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right". Well said, pjohnf!
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not after Katrina specifically, no... just whenever my time and finances have permitted, since the late 1980's. (Sorry, I honestly was not trying to compare anyplace to a region that is plagued by war or famine; my point was simply that we tend to see way too little value in certain parts of our own country.) You're absolutely correct that there is a problem with throwing money at problems…

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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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