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migraine_in_qcy - Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures - Quincy, IL News - Qui
And, you can hopefully avoid the brewing race-war in nearby Ferguson.
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I wonder what the true cost of the one way flight is, because if I'm not mistaken these flights are federally subsidized, which would likely mean the drive is cheaper.
Cardinalquincy - Quincy Public Schools involved in an ongoing investigation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This school board has run a great number of educators both experienced and fresh from of college, right out the doors. From Nicholas Schildt determining his own salary years ago, and essentially cutting his own checks, to many others, there exist many tales of corruption and incompetent leadership. Nice to see the dark truth finally coming to public light. Mark my words, this is just the tip of…
migraine_in_qcy - Quincy Public Schools involved in an ongoing investigation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
In compliance with many of the laws isn't even as good as being in compliance with most of the laws, and definitely not as good as being in compliance with ALL of the laws.
db1998 - Man arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
No, he is not mentally disabled just selfish. He lost his job and I am sure he felt like he was going to pay it back. Unfortunately, he had horrible living conditions with people that didn't help the situation. He, I am sure, didn't realize that monitor all of that if his moms bills weren't being paid first. I am surprised it really took this long for it to catch up with him. Downward…

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Top Education stories in 2012

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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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@QUHawks @LadyHawkSoccer We run into that as well. Many road games are crapshoots.
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@LadyHawkSoccer @QUHawks Why no live stream?
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