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pjohnf - Why won’t Illinois lawmakers reform their own pensions? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why won't Illinois politicians reform their own pensions? That's a good question. They're eager to blame state employees and other government workers for Illinois's budget problems, yet they ignore their own bankrupt pension system, while the tax payers pay year after year to keep politicians in their Cadillac pensions. If Illinois pension reform is to happen then the corrupt politicians…
pjohnf - Madigan files, passes bill to nix lawmaker pay raises after blocking similar bill for weeks - Quincy
Madigan's bill was nothing more political grand standing and was designed to fool the foolish. He thinks the public is stupid, especially his supporters, but anybody with a brain can see through his subterfuge. Madigan and his co-conspirator Cullerton passed a continuing appropriation last year in the hopes of hiding the annual raises from the tax payers and not requiring a vote by the corrupt…
pjohnf - Jewish Democrats give John Kerry earful on Iran deal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He warned that walking away from the deal would isolate the United States from its international allies and Iran’s countdown to nuclear weapons “starts tomorrow.” Duh, our allies don't trust us anyway and our enemies don't fear us so what's to lose if we reject this bad deal? The countdown to Iran getting a nuclear bomb started a long time ago, Lurch. And Lurch actually said this, "“I…
Givemeliberty - Trash burner has residents seeing red - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Government--Do as I say not as I do.
db1998 - Man jumps off Bayview Bridge - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
yes - weeks ago now. Like 7-3-2015? the one downtown It was a 69 yr old man, and there was no 69 yr man obit in the paper for 2 weeks after.

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Abandoned baby calls to mind Safe Haven laws

10 months, 3 weeks ago by Jim Dewey

The discovery of a newborn in a dumpster in Jacksonville brings a reminder that parents of newborn children who cannot or will not take care of their infant - do not need to resort to desperate measures to abandon the child.

 

While the laws differ somewhat in each state - Illinois, Iowa and Missouri each have Safe Haven or Infant Abandonment laws on the books. In fact, every state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, no questions asked.

 

In Illinois an infant up to 30 days old can be taken to a hospital - police or fire station or EMS location. Infants up to a year old can be taken to the same locations in Missouri. Iowa law allows infants up to 14 days old to be dropped off at any medical facility.

 

According to the National Safe Haven Alliance "’Baby Safe Haven’ laws or infant abandonment laws were created to remove the potential for prosecution so long as children were given unharmed and given to proper authorities.”

 


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