Letters

95th birthday was special

Posted: Apr. 21, 2019 12:01 am

To the Herald-Whig:

I wish to thank my wonderful family and friends who helped me celebrate my 95th birthday with flowers, cards, visits, gifts and emails. You made it special for me, thank you.

Gladys "GG" Steinbach

Quincy

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Democrats' campaign strategy: Offer free stuff

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Former co-workers support 911 Director Steve Rowlands

This letter is in support of a thoroughly professional, dedicated and selfless public servant who has devoted 21 years to nurturing and developing an essential facet of public safety in the Quincy/Adams County 911 system.

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To the Herald-Whig: Last December I reached the age of 93, and it was a day of mixed emotion for me.

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City Council should enforce its own rules on zoning

Why is the City Council wasting time and effort on a request for special zoning at 2032-34 Broadway when the same request was previously denied? The city spent taxpayer money for a study of the Broadway corridor and zoned this area residential.

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State shouldn't 'dumb down' teacher basic skills tests

To The Herald-Whig: The front page article in the May 6, Herald-Whig speaks of two bills pending in the Illinois General Assembly. They would either pause or permanently eliminate the basic skills test for new teachers.