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DaveVictor - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe Duesterhaus could man the corporate headquarters of the Mississippi River Number 21 Hydropower Company in the ones the city pays rent on.
ONCEMORE1 - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Damn, I like where Ego is going with this!
1950Brutus - IHSA to skip hearing after being denied chance to speak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Since court action has already been filed, I think the government should butt out now and wait for the court decision. As is now the situation seems ripe for some major "grandstanding" by both sides as both try to attain the higher "moral" ground. I will be keeping a barf bag handy.
ursadailynews - REBEL MEDIA: If Gov. Quinn put an Olive Garden in Quincy, would he win Adams County? - Quincy, IL Ne
I have a hard time believing Quinn would sacrifice the "Italians and people who like Italian food" vote this close to an election.
qfingers - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
And to boot that idea assumes the master's degree somehow makes them "better" teachers. I really have to wonder if that is supported by any facts at all. It's teacher attitude that helps drive student performance...not teacher aptitude. If I look back on my favorite teachers (that I think taught me the most) not a one had a master's degree. Ellington 6th grade Ms Fletcher -- stern but…

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1 month, 1 week ago from the Associated Press

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees are challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ pension law

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ pension law.
Attorneys filed the motion in Sangamon Circuit Court Thursday. They want Judge John Belz to factor in a Supreme Court decision that found health insurance premiums were a protected retirement benefit for state workers.
The groups say the same issue is central to their suit over the pension law, which increases employee contributions and reduces benefits. They say the law violates the state constitution, which says public employee benefits cannot be “diminished or impaired.”
Lawmakers and state officials have said that Illinois’ financial crisis is bad enough to warrant the plan despite the constitutional clause.
The parties will appear in court Sept. 4.

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