Local representatives sworn in


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:39 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Local state representatives were sworn in as members of the 98th Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday.

State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, took his seat as the new District 71 state representative. He replaces former state Rep. Rich Morthland, R-Cordova, who lost in the November election.

Returning to Springfield for new terms were state Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, for District 72, and state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, for state senate District 36.

Sen. Jacobs now has served in the Illinois Senate since 2005. Rep. Verschoore has served in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2003.




















 




Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




(More History)