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The $89 Million Decision: Voters asked to support Quincy School District building, reorganization plan

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Voters in the Quincy School District will be faced with a major decision in the Nov. 4 election. On the ballot will be an $89 million bond issue that could spark massive changes in the way education is delivered in... More>>

  • Today's Poll

  • Quincy residents: Do you support the Quincy School District's $89 million bond issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    50%
    635 votes
    No
    38%
    492 votes
    I need more information
    12%
    154 votes
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Local educators envision positive changes resulting from passage of bond issue

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Quincy School District administrators say passage of the $89 million bond issue in the Nov. 4 election would trigger positive changes from the proposal to realign grades. A lengthy discussion at Monday's Curriculum... More>>

School Board to consider resolution outlining use of bond issue savings

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The Quincy School Board will be asked Wednesday to approve a resolution outlining how it intends to use the operational savings and proceeds from the sale of unneeded property if voters approve the $89 million bond issue... More>>

Sparks, Franklyn face off in only contested Adams County Board race

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Both candidates running in the only contested Adams County Board race say the county has done a good job keeping the property tax levy rate stable in recent years, and it needs to do what it can to maintain it. This... More>>

Locations of new K-5 schools might be announced before voters make decision

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One concern frequently heard about the Quincy School District's $89 million bond issue is that backers have never revealed the possible locations for three of the five new K-5 elementary schools being proposed. This... More>>

School officials say $89 million in bonds can be paid off without tax increase

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Quincy School District officials insist it's possible to issue $89 million in bonds without increasing the district's property tax rate over the 20-year payback period. That's one of the big selling points supporters cite as they encourage voters to consider approving the school facilities bond issue in the Nov. 4 election.
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Bond approval will lead to reorganization of grade levels in Quincy schools

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If voters approve an $89 million bond issue in the Nov. 4 election, Quincy School District officials will have the green light to carry out a long-sought realignment of the district's grades. In a facilities survey, community members preferred to see grades K-5 in the elementary schools, 6-8 at QJHS and 9-12 at QHS. That is precisely the configuration that would be put into place if voters approve the bond issue.

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Adams County clerk/recorder candidates focus on office plans

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Three of the six Adams County-only elected offices are on the Nov. 4 ballot, but only one -- for clerk/recorder -- is contested. And there's some question of how competitive that race will be. Sheriff Brent Fischer... More>>

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  • Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate

    Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate

    The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate are set for their final televised debate ahead of next week's election.
    The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis' last chance to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin before a...
  • Rauner firm oversight a focus of governor race

    Rauner firm oversight a focus of governor race

    In the race for Illinois governor, no one quibbles with the fact that Republican Bruce Rauner has been financially successful in the private equity business.
    In the race for Illinois governor, no one quibbles with the fact that Republican Bruce Rauner has been financially successful in the private equity business.
  • A look at scrutinized deals at Rauner equity firm

    A look at scrutinized deals at Rauner equity firm

    Republican businessman Bruce Rauner's GTCR private equity firm created, bought and sold hundreds of businesses, establishing a reputation for success in the investment field. But he has been criticized by his...
    Republican businessman Bruce Rauner's GTCR private equity firm created, bought and sold hundreds of businesses, establishing a reputation for success in the investment field. But he has been criticized by his opponent...
  • Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Rauner blasts Quinn, urges early voting at Quincy campaign stop

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:04:16 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Illinois “the worst-run state in America” during a stop Thursday morning in Quincy as part of a multi-day tour to encourage early voting. Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Quincy Metal Fabricators with CEO Dan Nuessen. Rauner had appearances in Mount Carmel, Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign scheduled for later in the day.
  • Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of the November election.
    Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.
  • AP interview: Rauner sells himself as nonpolitician

    AP interview: Rauner sells himself as nonpolitician

    By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO -- Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the...
    By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO -- Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the...
  • AP interview: Quinn works to defend clean image

    AP interview: Quinn works to defend clean image

    By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO -- In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean...
    By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO -- In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean...
  • Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    President Barack Obama is returning to Chicago in an effort to help Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn survive a tough re-election challenge.
    President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of the Illinois governor's office against stiff challenge from GOP businessman...
  • Rauner goes after Quinn and scandals during Quincy visit

    Rauner goes after Quinn and scandals during Quincy visit

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:28:02 GMT
    Bruce Rauner continued to slam Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration and recent scandals that plague it during a Monday afternoon campaign stop in Quincy. "Unfortunately, Pat Quinn and his partner, Rod Blagojevich, have really driven us off into a ditch, economically and educationally," he said. "There's rampant corruption in Springfield, illegal patronage hiring in the Department of Transportation."
    Bruce Rauner continued to slam Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration and recent scandals that plague it during a Monday afternoon campaign stop in Quincy. "Unfortunately, Pat Quinn and his partner, Rod Blagojevich, have really driven us off into a ditch, economically and educationally," he said. "There's rampant corruption in Springfield, illegal patronage hiring in the Department of Transportation."
  • Quinn, Rauner offer differing economic plans in first televised debate

    Quinn, Rauner offer differing economic plans in first televised debate

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:26:42 GMT
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois' economy, with the incumbent pushing for an extension to the income tax increase and asking the wealthy to pay more and his rival saying the state can't keep taxing its way out of its problems.
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois' economy, with the incumbent pushing for an extension to the income tax increase and asking the wealthy to pay more and his rival saying the state can't keep taxing its way out of its problems.
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  • Chamber of Commerce urges 'no' vote on advisory referendums

    Chamber of Commerce urges 'no' vote on advisory referendums

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:37:39 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig:

    Repeatedly, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has opposed and publicly spoken against legislation that will increase the cost of doing business in the state of Illinois. We believe that two advisory referendums on the November ballot will kill jobs in Illinois: raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and placing a 3 percent income tax surcharge on individuals who make more than $1 million.
    To The Herald-Whig:

    Repeatedly, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors has opposed and publicly spoken against legislation that will increase the cost of doing business in the state of Illinois. We believe that two advisory referendums on the November ballot will kill jobs in Illinois: raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and placing a 3 percent income tax surcharge on individuals who make more than $1 million.

  • Venvertloh best-qualified to be next Adams County clerk-recorder

    Venvertloh best-qualified to be next Adams County clerk-recorder

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:35:22 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: Chuck Venvertloh is the only qualified candidate for Adams County clerk-recorder. He has the necessary background and experience to serve the people of this county in handling elections, payroll, and...
    To The Herald-Whig: Chuck Venvertloh is the only qualified candidate for Adams County clerk-recorder. He has the necessary background and experience to serve the people of this county in handling elections, payroll, and...
  • Shumake deserves re-election to Missouri District 5 House seat

    Shumake deserves re-election to Missouri District 5 House seat

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:34:06 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: In the election for state representative in Missouri District 5, Lindell Shumake deserves to be re-elected. His views reflect the values of his district, and his good judgment serves us well He has...
    To The Herald-Whig: In the election for state representative in Missouri District 5, Lindell Shumake deserves to be re-elected. His views reflect the values of his district, and his good judgment serves us well He has...
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