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Loverofblues - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But not in my backyard.
Loverofblues - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just legalize it.
whiner1 - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Operating the food pantry is definitely not the right thing to be doing in this residential neighborhood. Expanding it is even more ridiculous. Residents of the neighborhood deserve whatever privacy they can garner. This is just wrongheaded on the part of Madonna House. No matter how much good they are doing, they need to focus on their original mission of helping young mothers, and the homeless. Food…
ONCEMORE1 - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Rahm looks like he's high.............
pullthisleg - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It takes a lot of guts for the guy in charge of one of the most corrupt, dysfunctional and violent cities in the world to try and tell the anyone how things should be done. What a joke. Well the people want transparency in government, there you have it. You can't get more transparent than this.

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