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Snarky_2 - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
there are as many reasons to avoid this as to pass this suggestion from Rahm. The problem is the other drugs that are so much worse. Let the police focus on the dealers and growers and prosecute them for Tax Evasion as they did Al Capone....
UJacks1 - Emanuel pushes for decriminalizing marijuana statewide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Rahm, to quote you, "It doesn't make sense" to have a no gun zone in Chicago yet you have guns all over the place. Why not mind your business in Chicago and fix the illegal gun problem? Doesn't Illinois have empty prisons? So, reduce overcrowding by moving prisoners into them. The state apparently has millions to spend on overtime within the prison system, instead of overtime, spend the money…
UJacks1 - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The city can solve this with "spot zoning" -- hey, they do it all over town!!
qfingers - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The guy in that video wasn't quite in the right...he should have answered the simple question "is this your current address" since it is a perfectly valid question in determining your compliance with registration laws. He didn't need to jump to the "am I being detained" until after his docs were checked which would've prevented the response he got. 625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1) (from Ch. 95…
qfingers - Some neighbors not happy with Madonna House - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And the property next door at 401 S 12th was just transferred to Madonna House (it's on the most recent property transfer list). So now they'll have two buildings. That's not likely to make things better unless they keep it strictly residential and for the support of the residents. I have donated (and been) to Madonna House too and I must agree that operating an open food pantry there…

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Gene Grawe Fund awards scholarships for Catholic education

4 months, 3 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols

Over $186,000 was awarded to 535 Quincy families

Year six of the city-wide program to provide scholarships for Catholic education through the Gene Grawe Fund was much more successful than any prior year.

     This year the fund is awarding $186,400.07 for 535 Quincy families, an increase of more than $60,000 from last year.

     “One local merchant told me that this is a win-win situation for businesses and local families,” organizer JoAnn Witte said.

     Many area businesses, and hundreds of national merchants, are now involved in the program, with some providing as much as a 20% kickback for gift cards purchased through the Gene Grawe Fund.  The program grows each year, but this year’s increase is unprecedented.

     While many families continue to purchase gift cards at the parishes and Catholic schools, many other are taking advantage of new technology which allows them to register at www.shopwithscrip.com, purchase cards online, and even be able to swipe the barcode off their phones while shopping.

     Families were able to earn increased scholarships based upon their activity in the program, with scholarships being awarded from $100 to $1,778.04.  “A lot of people who shop through that online program are receiving the big money this year because the cards are always available,” Witte said.

     The new year for the Gene Grawe Fund is already underway.  Every family wanting to be part of the program needs to complete a new registration.

     Witte hopes families are motivated to earn even larger scholarships next year.  “My personal belief is that families can earn free tuition,” she said.  “It won’t be easy, but it can be done.”


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