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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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 - QuincyJournal.com
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 - QuincyJournal.com
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 - QuincyJournal.com
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 - QuincyJournal.com
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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Concerts and Christmas parties pack the last two days

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
Berrian Elementary – BLT Celebration – 7:50 a.m. – Berrian’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (BLT) will be honored at their morning assembly. Contact Chrissy Cox, 228-7691.
 
QJHS – Christmas Musicale – 7:15 p.m. - QJHS choirs and bands will perform their annual Christmas concert in the QJHS auditorium. Contact Paul Shelor or Matt Gabriel, 224-3774.
 
Dewey Elementary – Winter Program – 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Students will perform a holiday program for parents and students. Contact Brad Funkenbush, 228-7117.
Washington Elementary – Santa’s Workshop – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. –Students will make special gifts for their parents. Contact Sara Cramer, 222-4059. Ellington Elementary – Santa Visits – 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Santa will visit Ellington students in the library. All students receive a book from Santa. This event is sponsored by the PTA. Contact Anne Cashman, , 222-5697.
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Ellington Elementary – Sing-A-Long – 1:30 – Students will gather together for a sing-a-long before heading to parties in their room. Contact Anne Cashman, 222-5697.
 
QJHS – Boys Choir Performances – 7:00 a.m. – noon – The boys choir will perform at Kiwanis and the Baldwin Coin and Carol. Contact Kathi Dooley, 224-3774. Baldwin Intermediate – Coin and Carol – 9:00 – 10:30 - Baldwin Student Council will host the annual Carol & Coin, which benefits the Good News of Christmas campaign. Baldwin students have been collecting coins (and dollars) for the past couple of weeks for this cause. Students and staff will gather by section in the cafeteria to sing holiday carols featuring the Jr. High boys’ choir under the direction of Kathi Dooley. Later that day, the money collected by Baldwin students will be delivered to the Good News Campaign. Contact Melanie Schrand, 228-7110. Baldwin North – 9:00 AM Baldwin South – 9:30 AM Baldwin West – 10:00 AM
 
All Elementary Schools – Holiday Parties – afternoon – All elementary schools will participate in Holiday parties. Contact individual schools for party details.
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
QPS Department of Transportation – Make a Merry Christmas Campaign – 8:00 a.m. – Department of Transportation (DOT) employees adopt Quincy Public Schools families in need and provide food and gifts to help them have a Merry Christmas. The DOT staff will be loading
a QPS School Bus and delivering the collected items on December 21st at 8:00am. Contact Jony Shaw, 316-0916.

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