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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only people resenting the police are those who are too ignorant to know what the police actually do.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few years ago, a van was stopped for the "low-hanging fruit" of having the license plate bulb burned out. It was a routine stop that resulted in the seizure of over 500lbs of marijuana. What you deem as "accidental" is not as random as you think. It's a numbers game, and as much as you want to complain about it (a lot, apparently), it's been proven legal at every level of court system…
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not sure what your point was in re-posting the blotter, other than you like to see comments with your name at the top. Seat belt enforcement is just picking low-hanging fruit. Violators are usually tame and compliant and usually pay their fines: hence, easy revenue stream for the gubmint. The fact that they accidentally round up a real criminal once in awhile just helps people ignore away…
migraine_in_qcy - Survey says: GREDF, City of Quincy and Adams County get some answers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourn
That's all fine and dandy, but what is GREDF doing to try and improve the business climate in Illinois? Is GREDF openly supporting political candidates that are low-tax and pro-business? Is GREDF lobbying or helping fund lobbyists at the state level to promote pro-business laws? It's great to talk about retention, but when Illinois is doing everything it can to stifle business growth, surveys…
whiner1 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
STEP is a waste of taxpayer money. We are spending 7 million or so already to catch all the bad guys. The State of Illinois is broke. It is ridiculous to add another layer of law enforcement on top of what we already have. I intend to tell all my reps. to quit wasting my money on more enforcement. Enough is enough. These petty tickets are just sucking money out of the local economy and causing more…

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Locally-grown Herb Fest to take place again this year

3 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Event will include produce, herbs, gardening tips and info on sustainable living

The 2nd annual Locally-Grown Herb Fest is happening June 20th & 21st at Four Winds Farm, 3729 N. 36th Street in Quincy, IL. This family event is sponsored by the Muddy River Herb Guild; with support from the Tri-State Local Food Network and the U of I Extension Master Gardeners. The festival will include locally-grown and locally-made produce; herbs, herb-related products and more!  Activities include: music, food by Maine Course restaurant’s food cart, vendor booths, educational demonstrations, gardening tips, “ask a Master Gardener” your gardening problem, guided tours of the Four Winds Farm theme gardens; plus time to relax and enjoy the scenery. The festival offers a time to learn more about herbs, gardening and sustainable living.

Admission is free: donations will be gratefully accepted. Meals, snacks, beverages and will be sold. Grab your lawn chair and please carpool. Parking is limited.

Festival Events Include:

Friday, 5 - 9pm: Social evening with light musical entertainment & vendor booths

  • Great local musicians
  • Vendors and exhibitors
  • Tours of the theme gardens
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly supper, snacks and wind by the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.

Saturday, 9am-4pm: Locally Grown-Locally Good, Educational Herb Festival

  • Vendors and exhibitors thru the day.
  • Inter-active tours & tips including:
    • Herb information: culinary,  medicinal and wild edible
    • IHA certified “Herb of the Year” garden
    • Children's sensory gardens
    • Herbal theme gardens
    • Sustainable-living features: composting, mulch and watering demos and explanation, wind turbine, organic gardening techniques and more.
    • Whimsical education center and the “hidden critters” mural
  • Presenter demonstrations at appointed times through the day
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly meals the whole time from the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.

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