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quincymike - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
"The Hinsdale teachers’ union is willing to reduce end-of-career raises to 3 percent over each of four years." Why should the Unions have anything at all to say about end-of-career raises? That practice should be illegal, period. Pensions on the whole should NOT be based on end of career salary! They should be based on the SSI formula, and thus we would not even be having this discussion. This is…
quincymike - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Hobart wants Everything from Quincy! Hobart in reality is giving nothing to Quincy! They get the lot for $1 and the city writes it off. Maybe in 10 years Quincy may get something out of the deal. I doubt it. There will be a lot of $'s on the table to make up. It sounds like a very sweet deal for the developer, especially in 10 years when they sell! Quincy to provide $1.8 million in equity? Have…
ShanellH - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The things they worry about and the things they should Be worried about how are you suppose to move a, parked car without starting it.
qfingers - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
As much as pay-for-performance sounds good I believe that only works if the teacher goes with the students from grade-to-grade. One year of being dealt a random deck of kids is, I believe, impossible to compare between teachers. Why can't a grade school teacher go from grade to grade with their class? Why can't a middle school English/Math teacher go from grade to grade?
UrKidsWillPay - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Also please explain what benefits this brings to quincy as a whole not just to the downtown. Those people renting those apartments aren't going to move quincy il just because there are new apartments available on 3rd & Maine those people already live here shop here and pay sales taxes here so the city gains nothing from them. The retail space MIGHT bring a couple of jobs and incremental sales…

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Illinois Republican State Representative Jil Tracy and Democratic State Senator John Sullivan took part in a business round table Monday in
Quincy.

During the roundtable hosted by the Quincy area Chamber of Commerce Representative Tracy said she and Senator Sullivan heard a lot of
questions from members about the Governor's State of the State Address.

"Their interest of course is to see what bills are out there or what we want to do to generate natural revenue growth in this state," Tracy said.

Tracy said business owners are very concerned over the governor's support for a minimum wage hike to $10 an hour.

"That was a very strong what can we do to make it known that this will put businesses out of business and that it will cripple the state even
further," Tracy said.

Those at the round table also asked how the legislature will address the state's $9 billion backlog of bills and its pension liabilities.

Tracy said she uses meetings like this one to help set her own agenda in Springfield.

"It gives us a really good pulse of the business group," she said.

The discussion also included talk of Obama care and insurance exchange
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