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ONCEMORE1 - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The tone of both your posts on this topic indicate a disdain for the unequal distribution of federal taxes paid back to the States that paid them. I feel many on this site share that feeling. But by not mentioning the other, more personal disparity of the Government's virtual seizure of working people's earned income through taxation and subsequent distribution to non-workers, non-earners,…
WarCry - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I don't believe employees are allowed to have/use cellphones in the courtrooms. That's where they're not allowed. I've been in a lot of the other offices - with my phone - that are in the courthouse. The restriction is specifically for the disturbance that you KNOW would be caused in courtrooms. And that's not even talking about people that would try and be a-holes recording…
mizzznicki - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
im sorry, but what idiot leaves their residence or vehicle unlocked. if thats the case the police should b able to look at the "victim" & just give an oh-well shrug like I do my preschoolers. what else do they expect to happen?
pjohnf - REBEL MEDIA: "Stay out!" - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Videoing Quinn is hardly a crime and I thought politicians wanted transparency. If Quinn can't speak and have his remarks taped , maybe he has something to hide.
pjohnf - Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Us down staters like local control and certainly don't want the state to control any of our taxing bodies. We may have too many tax bodies but it gives us local control which is good thing. Centralization is a bad thing as shown by the Obama government and the Quinn/Madigan cabal which are out of control. The corrupt Chicago thug democrats have virtually destroyed Illinois and we in down state…

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Top Education stories in 2012

1 year, 6 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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@goughmedicine Figured you weren't pleased with him.