NAME: Terry M.A. Brooks I AGE: 52 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Consultant/Community/Political FAMILY: Six (6) children, 10 grandchildren EDUCATION: Attended University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: 1st Ward Alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE(S): 1st Ward Alderman, Rock Island WHY RUNNING: It is my goal to keep the productive progress in Ward One as well as the City by upgrading housing stock through constructing affordable and equitable housing, and to maintain positive and productive efforts to enhance retail and small business. KEY ISSUE: To override the Rust Belt influence of the past through innovative ideology and philosophies to rebuild the city through means of recruiting and progressively seeking economic development through housing starts and new business. COMMENTS: I believe my experience and dedication has helped to move my community forward as well as making the city of Rock Island competitive in economic development and citizen issues, as well as pride in our city.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.