Republican Women of Rock Island County Dec. 6 meeting


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:04 pm
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Press release submitted by Republican Women of Rock Island County



Republican Women of Rock Island County December 6, 2012 Guest Speaker and Meeting at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 2601-52nd Ave., Moline, IL

Guest Speaker: Patrick Hughes, 42, finished second to Senator Mak Kirk in the 2010 Republican Primary for U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama when he became President. Prior to that, Mr. Hughes was the Chairman of Sensible Taxpayers Opposed to Increased Taxes (STOP-IT), an Illinois Political Action Committee credited by state Republican Party leaders with playing a significant role in defeating Governor Pat Quinn's then proposed 50% income tax increase on Illinois taxpayers. Mr. Hughes is an attorney, real estate developer and home builder with interestes in various development entities. Mr. Hughes lives in Hinsdale with his wife, Susan, and their three children - Anna (11), Katherine (9) and John (6)



















 



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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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