My View: JWCC committed to its mission to enrich lives through learning
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My View: JWCC committed to its mission to enrich lives through learning

When Ronald Reagan declared April as Community College month in 1986, John Wood Community College was in its adolescence -- just 12 years old. Now celebrating our 45th year, we have transformed into a community partner and Trail Blazer in education.

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Visit to China convinces me it's time for a trade deal
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Visit to China convinces me it's time for a trade deal

In Central and West-Central Illinois many of our communities sit along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, which allow our farmers to export their products around the globe and make our state the largest agricultural exporter in the Midwest.

Quincy Public Library provides an information portal
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Quincy Public Library provides an information portal

One comment I frequently hear when I talk about Quincy Public Library is, "We have Google and Amazon, so what good is the library now?"

Parents have right to know if a minor seeks abortion
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Parents have right to know if a minor seeks abortion

As someone who is profoundly pro-life in my personal beliefs, and who represents a district where most people are similarly-minded, I have grave concerns any time legislation is introduced on the topic of abortion.

QMG investment will benefit the community
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QMG investment will benefit the community

The proposed Quincy Medical Group surgical center project has great support by top employers, business leaders, informed citizens and most important, patients. We are excited to revitalize and drive economic development with the Quincy Mall.

Blessing's mission is to touch and change lives
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Blessing's mission is to touch and change lives

Quincy Medical Group's reasons for creating a new surgical center do not add up. A second surgical center is not necessary, as the schedule is not full at Blessing's surgical center, jointly operated with QMG.