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WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Didn't Hannibal just put in a new school or two? I can't find the story on planned vs. spent, but I don't hear a lot of hollering about cost overruns, etc. I just remember the story with the open house to show off their new, state-of-art facility.
GrayHairedMan - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I still think that there is no way they can guarantee that this project is only going to be $89M. Take a look to the North to another huge government sponsored building at Ft. Madison Prison. Years late and 10's of millions in cost over run. There is simply no way that they can promise this won't cost a penny more than $89M and what happens when it does (and it will by a minimum of 15%)?…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
The bonds that they're currently talking about retiring were the previous set of bonds to pay for Life Safety repairs. I'm not sure why you don't know this stuff. I know it from reading the QJ articles over the last year or so, so it's not like I have secret insider-info, it sounds like you are - for whatever reason - just willfully ignoring the information that's out there.…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
I honestly can't explain it. I'm not on the park board, so you could try asking them. But I'm going to bet the answer sounds something like this: "We can spend a ton of money to repair current problems without gaining any actual improvement to the facility, just patching up the problem spots. Or we can spend a roughly equivalent amount and get a newer facility which will have regular…
ONCEMORE1 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I know of what you speak-----the same thing happened to my son in Junior High 35 years ago. Apparently performance wasn't a measurement then, either.

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Rep. Tracy passes resolution urging President to reconsider plans for Mississippi River

1 year, 10 months ago by Denise Donley

The extreme drought has had major economic impacts

Due to the extreme drought of 2012 and the major economic impacts from lower water levels on the Mississippi River, State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) successfully passed legislation urging President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate proposals that will further lower water levels on the Mississippi River. 

Senate Joint Resolution 80 urges the President to “take emergency action to ensure water levels do not fall below a level needed by commercial navigation on the Mississippi River…to avert potential economic disaster on this vital avenue that American farmers use to get their goods into the world market.” 

SJR 80 also urges the Army Corps of Engineers fully implement alternative emergency measures, such as dredging and the removal of rock pinnacles, to remedy low water levels on the Mississippi River in order to ensure barge traffic can continue to ship needed commodities. 

“The importance of the Mississippi River to our state and national economy cannot be overstated,” said Rep. Tracy.  “Because of the drought, water levels on the River are already low, but the Army Corps of Engineers has also stopped the release of water from reservoirs on the Missouri River.  This only exasperates the problem in the southern portion of the Mississippi River, which will likely lead to barge traffic restrictions and possibly even the closure of the channel to commerce traffic.  In Illinois, we depend on the river to ship our grain and coal, and a closure of this transportation network would be devastating to our economy.”

 

Senate Joint Resolution 80 has been adopted by both chambers of the General Assembly.  

 


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