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AdamsCountyGuy - Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Was there anyone at this thing except other politicians and some media? I have a hard time believing this clown has much support in this area anymore.....
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I repeal what I said. I did not know that. I thought the umbrella of spousal privilege stop the spouse from testifying, even if they wanted to. Maybe ole' Dick Wolf should have looked into that better.
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Pat Quinn, Rauner uses his own money to create wealth and jobs, whereas Quinn uses tax dollars to buy votes and keep power.
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"Durbin was beating Oberweis in Chicago and suburban Cook County." Wow that's a news flash, the corrupt democrats have Chicago and Cook county in their pocket with the good old boy network handing out government jobs and spending tax dollars to buy votes. I'd like to think Oberweis has a chance to get rid of Durbin but with Chicago and Cook county voter fraud and vote buying I just don't…
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I have heard from MANY voters here, that number 1, never saw the person passing the petition around (the one in California) and number 2, that they were told the petition was for term limits and other lies, NOT for a Libertarian candidate. The democrats in this state want a libertarian on the ballot, to help democrats. So a vote for any other candidate is a vote for Quinn, and a wasted vote. A vote…

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Top Education stories in 2012

1 year, 8 months ago by Denise Donley

Quincy Journal reflects on educational stories that made headlines

Quincy Schools both public and private saw leadership changes in 2012 and some with more to come in 2013.

The School Board is in the process of hiring a superintendent to replace Lonny Lemon, who left the District in June for a job in the Chicago suburbs. Video is available here.

School Board President Bill Daniels also announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2013. Long-time Board member Tom Dickerson is also leaving the Board. For more on this, click here.

The District also announced it was changing the way it deals with retiring teachers. Teachers will no longer be giving 6 percent raises at the end of their contracts as a way to incentivize retirements.

The School District also continues to deal with sagging state finances as part of the pension issue.

Quincy Notre Dame High School saw a new principal take over for the first time in nearly 20 years. QND alum Mark McDowell took over for Ray Heilmann. Video is available by clicking here.

Long-time John Wood Community College Vice President John Letts received a promotion as he was named JWCC President at the start of 2012. The appointment of Letts was meant to be seen as a calming influence after the 2011 departure of Tom Klincar, who received a six-figure buyout from the college. Click here to view the contract.

And Quincy University received its largest-ever single donation, $1 million from the Niemann family. The university will use those funds to convert the existing chapel at North Campus to a Performing Arts Center. For more on this story, click here.


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