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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
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And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
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I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility targeted for $13 million expansion

1 year, 2 months ago by Bob Gough

The Rushville TDF is the only facility in the state that houses residents classified as Sexually Violent Persons, and is currently over capacity

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility (TDF) in Rushville is about to undergo a $13 million expansion to alleviate overcrowding and bring new jobs to central Illinois.

The Rushville TDF is the only facility in the state that houses residents classified as Sexually Violent Persons, and is currently over capacity. It was designed to house 482 detainees and is now housing 507. The first phase of the construction project, which is set to begin in late February or early March, will add rooms for 96 residents. In addition to easing overcrowding, the expansion will create new construction jobs.

Funding for the first phase of the expansion exists in previous capitol funding, and the construction is slated for completion by August. A second phase of construction will provide facilities for an additional 192 detainees, once funds and contracts are secured.

“The state’s facilities in Rushville are in desperate need of expansion, and the jobs created by a construction project like this will undoubtedly help the region’s economy,” Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said.

Sullivan introduced legislation to help facilitate this expansion by allowing for the transfer and temporary housing of TDF resident during construction. Senate Bill 93, as introduced, will allow the DHS to house Sexually Violent Persons in the Chester Mental Health Center, during the Rushville construction project. If passed, DHS will set aside a section of the Chester facility for the TDF residents.

The Chester Mental Health Center is the State's maximum-security mental health center. It houses criminal defendants who were found not guilty by reason of insanity or are mentally unfit to stand trial. The Chester facility was chosen because it can meet residents’ care and security needs until construction is complete. While housed in the Chester Mental Health Center, the TDF residents will be segregated from the rest of the population.

“During construction of the Rushville TDF we need to ensure the safety and treatment of residents and employees while at the same time protect the communities that house them,” Sullivan said.

A Sexually Violent Person is someone convicted of a violent sex crime and who has been found to have a mental disorder.

Senate Bill 93 has been referred to the Senate Human Services Committee.


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