Answers: Questions about Spring pension, curbside recycling

Posted: Mar. 18, 2011 9:06 pm Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 3:26 pm

How much will Quincy Mayor John Spring make via his pension after he retires?

According to the city, an employee in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund receives 1.67 percent of his salary for each year of service for up to 15 years and 2 percent after 15 years. Employees must be in the system for eight years to receive retirement benefits. If the mayor retires after his term expires, he will be eligible to receive 13.36 percent of his salary. This past year, Spring made $91,550.

When does curbside recycling begin in Quincy?

The city and Evan's Recycling resumes curbside yard waste collection Monday. Yard waste will be collected weekly following the same schedule as garbage and recycle collections. Curbside yard waste collection is limited to bagged leaves and grass, and small twigs no larger than an inch in diameter and 4 feet in length that can be bagged or bundled. Yard waste must be placed curbside in biodegradable paper sacks or refuse cans that are clearly marked with an "X" by using masking tape or marker. Bags cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. Trash, garbage, ashes or recycle items should not be placed in yard waste bags. Large yard waste items not eligible for collection can be taken to the city brush site at 711 West Radio Road during normal business hours.

E-mail your questions to or mail them to: Answers, The Quincy Herald-Whig, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy IL 62306.



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