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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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Citizens Fire Academy begins in March

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QFD running the academy for the second straight year

Quincy Fire Department is hosting the 2nd Citizens Fire Academy starting March 18th.

The classes will run from March 18th through May 20, 2014.   The classes will be held each Tuesday evening from 6-9pm. The graduation will be on May 20th with a meal and each participant being recognized and given a chance to speak. Our first academy consisted of firefighters family members and Fire Department Rehab team members, and was very successful.  This academy is now open to the public.  

We will take 15 participants who want to experience hands on firefighting skills.  We will also accept  a small number of others who would like to observe but not participate in the hands on portion of the classes.

The classes will be held at the Quincy Regional Training Facility at 1900 Seminary Road. People who are interested can call 217-228-4459 to register.  There is no fee to participate.  

More class information will be available on the city website within the next couple of weeks.  


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