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Is Pope Francis Too Old?

So the Catholic Church has its new leader.  He is Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis the First, is also the first Jesuit priest to become Pope.

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Category: Election, Event
John Spring and Kyle Moore
Mayor John Spring and Alderman Kyle Moore

YP Quincy Hosting Quincy Mayoral Debate on March 27

The YP Quincy group will be hosting one of three Mayoral Debates on Wednesday, March 27 at O'Griff's in Quincy from 12 to 1:30pm.  Its an opportunity to hear from both candidates, Democratic Incumbent Mayor John Spring and Republican challenger Kyle Moore.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Primary Polls Are Open Until 7 PM Tonight

With the weather being the big news of the day little has been said about today being primary day in Quincy.  The primary always has a low voter turnout and it will be very low thanks to mother nature.  The polls will be open until 7 tonight

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John Spring and Kyle Moore
Mayor John Spring and Alderman Kyle Moore

Vote Today For Quincy’s Next Mayor? Spring or Moore?

The unofficial line has been drawn as two men will be squaring off to be the Mayor of the City of Quincy. The incumbent is Democratic Mayor John Spring, who is looking for a third term as Mayor. His opponent is current Third Ward Republican Alderman Kyle Moore.

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Here’s Why Illinois Illegals Are One Step Closer to Legally Driving

So I opened my Quincy Herald Whig yesterday and there it was,  the headline I had expected which read "Senate OK's immigrant licenses".  Was I surprised?  No, not at all. Am I disappointed?  You bet I am. I'm also mad and mad enough to open my window and yell out the infamous line "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more".

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Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Adams County Election Turnout at 68%

When Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States 82% of the registered voters went to the polls.  It's been a long time since we have seen that kind of a turnout in recent elections.

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Photo By: Streeter Licka/Getty Images
Photo By: Streeter Licka/Getty Images

Post Election Thoughts

There were some happy people and some sad people this morning after the election totals revealed that President Obama won re-election last night. No matter what side of the fence you were on, you must be thankful that you had a chance to select your leader. How many places in the world are people struggling to be able to do just what we did yesterday as Americans.

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Photo by: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Photo by: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Media Endorsements Need to Go Away

Anyone who has known me has heard the same old thing from me for years, newspapers should not endorse anyone in an election. Same thing for Radio and TV stations.

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Darren McCollester, Getty Images
Darren McCollester, Getty Images

I Am Proud to Say That I Have Voted!

I used to take voting for granted. But not anymore.

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Bill Pugliano, Getty Images
Bill Pugliano, Getty Images

Frese and Sullivan are Really Nice Guys Despite Mud-Slinging Campaign

I am fortunate to know both Republican Randy Frese and Democrat John Sullivan, the State Senatorial candidates in the race for the 47th District in Illinois.

If you watched the TV commercials or listened to them on the radio ripping each other it became the most “mud-slinging” campaign of them all in this area. That’s unfortunate because both of these men are no way like they appeared in those commercials. Both are consummate professionals and gentlemen to the fullest.

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