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TheyRclueless - First bid for QHS expansion awarded - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He's been contemplating his decision for the last several months while spending his time in Sarasota, Florida and still collecting his $180,000....very smart man to get away with that and still have the Board President say he's great!
HuhWhy - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If I were a betting man.... I would bet that the city council on Monday does not pass the budget. it will be like 9-5 opposed. Then a special council meeting on Thursday to try and pass a budget on Friday.
QuincyGuy - Kirk, Durbin praise Lynch\'s record after Senate vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
pjohnf - I couldn't have said it better myself. Aren't we, in Illinois, 'blessed' with representation in Washington? We can thank Chicago for that.
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You're 100% right that it would change what some people do, including - it seems - yourself. And do you know what that would result in? Lower costs to the city. Fewer pick-ups due to people doing it themselves means lower vehicle maintenance. Lower salary expense due to decreased hours. Yes, some people would stop using the service, which reduces the EXPENSE of providing that service. The point…
GoQuincy - QPD Blotter for April 25, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder who he was trying to impersonate???

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Measure would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators, just three days before the November ballot will be finalized.

At a news conference in Springfield, Rauner stressed the urgency of getting a court ruling on the measure he says would be overwhelmingly approved by voters.

The Illinois appellate court is due to rule on the term limits measure's validity in the coming days, and the issue then would have to go to the state Supreme Court for a final decision before the ballot is certified Friday.

"Unfortunately time's running out," Rauner said.

He chairs the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, which gathered about 600,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would limit legislators to eight years in office, increase the size of the Illinois House, reduce the size of the Senate and make it tougher for the Legislature to override a governor's veto.

But attorneys with ties to top Democrats, including longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan, sued to keep the question off the ballot. Arguing on behalf of several business groups, they say the measure is unconstitutional and that taxpayer money shouldn't be spent on it.

A circuit judge said the question didn't meet a constitutional requirement that any changes to the Legislature be "structural and procedural," sending the measure to the appeals court.

Quinn, who led a voter initiative in 1980 that reduced the number of state representatives, backed a term limits proposal in 1994 that also was thrown out by the courts, and in 2008 advocated for a constitutional convention which would have allowed for consideration of term limits. But he doesn't support Rauner's measure because of the change it makes to the size of the House.

"He shows up this year as someone who says he's for term limits. He wasn't there when we had to get thousands and thousands of signatures for a pure term limits measure," Quinn said Tuesday in Chicago.

Term limits have become a major focus of Rauner's campaign as he portrays himself as a government outsider, a stark contrast to Quinn and Democratic statehouse leaders who have spent decades in elected office. He said Quinn has a poor track record in office.

"He has misled the voters and failed the voters on taxes, on job creation and economic growth, on education and on term limits," Rauner said.


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