Republican Women of Rock Island County Dec. 6 meeting


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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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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