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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News -
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
Mizzougrad - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News -
Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

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Baldwin South teacher wins an iPad from Horace Mann

Baldwin South teacher wins an iPad from Horace Mann

4 months, 2 weeks ago From Horace Mann

Julie Simons is the proud owner of an Apple iPad mini with Retina display thanks to Horace Mann’s “Educator iPad Attack” contest.  The fifth grade teacher from Baldwin South Intermediate School in Quincy, Ill., entered the contest on Horace Mann’s Facebook page.


Educators throughout the country entered Horace Mann’s “Educator iPad Attack” from Nov. 18 through Nov. 29. To enter, educators liked Horace Mann’s Facebook page and completed the “Educator iPad Attack” entry form. 


Through our partnership with, Horace Mann has seen how much mileage a teacher can get out of a tablet in the classroom.  Whether they’re showing kids how to do math with an app, or how to better read by listening to a book through iPads, teachers are finding they are great tools.  Plus, many teachers are able to use the tablets to enter grades, update their classroom’s website and more. 


“We are a company Founded by Educators for Educators®,” says Social Media Analyst Nate McGrath. “This contest is a perfect way to recognize educators and give them a chance to win something that will enhance what they do both in the classroom and at home.”


The “Educator iPad Attack” contest is now over.  But Horace Mann is launching a “12 Days of Gifting” contest on Pinterest starting on December 9.  Follow Horace Mann’s Pinterest page and enter for a chance to win prizes Dec. 9-21. Daily prizes include a Chromebook, Swivl camera, Tiffany’s pendant and a Coach bag.

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