Letter: Bloom has character, ideas to serve county board


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 8:39 am
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Character tends to say a lot about an individual. After having several conversations with Bill Bloom, candidate for Rock Island County Board District 9, we firmly believe he would be a breath of fresh air for the board.
Not only is he an outstanding, qualified individual, he is also one of our Clean Slate 2012 Candidates of Rock Island County. Mr. Bloom is a kind, caring and compassionate man who does not resort to malicious and false accusations unlike his opponent.
Mr. Bloom is a positive inspiration and we are extremely confident that if he were elected to the Rock Island County Board he would bring something to the Board that has been missing for a long time, fair, honest and transparent representation to the county residents.
Dan & Michele Banaszek,
Moline

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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