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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
pjohnf - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
pjohnf - Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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Gene Grawe Fund awards scholarships for Catholic education

2 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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