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  • Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Thursday, January 29 2015 8:58 AM EST2015-01-29 13:58:54 GMT
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
  • Unemployment rates falling, but agency head from Quincy wants more

    Unemployment rates falling, but agency head from Quincy wants more

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:42 AM EST2015-01-30 14:42:28 GMT
    Jeff Mays, the new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, wants to see his agency do more to connect employers and job seekers. Mays, a Quincy native, said Adams County's 4.4 percent unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in Illinois during December. He knows from experience that rate can go even lower.
    Jeff Mays, the new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, wants to see his agency do more to connect employers and job seekers. Mays, a Quincy native, said Adams County's 4.4 percent unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in Illinois during December. He knows from experience that rate can go even lower. 
  • Sober Super Bowl Party designed to eliminate temptations

    Sober Super Bowl Party designed to eliminate temptations

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:30 AM EST2015-01-30 14:30:47 GMT
    Chris Bailey knows the importance of what he terms "a safe environment," especially when those recovering from addictions are involved. That's the idea behind Sunday's "Sober Super Bowl Party" at the Microtel, 200 S. Third, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public as "a safe environment - for everyone," but is particularly aimed at those overcoming addictions like alcohol.
    Chris Bailey knows the importance of what he terms "a safe environment," especially when those recovering from addictions are involved. That's the idea behind Sunday's "Sober Super Bowl Party" at the Microtel, 200 S. Third, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public as "a safe environment - for everyone," but is particularly aimed at those overcoming addictions like alcohol.
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