NAME: Ivory Deaon Clark AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Principal, QuadCity Seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy, Davenport FAMILY: Two daughters EDUCATION: B.A. in history/secondary education from Augustana College. Completing two masters from Phoenix University and La Sierra University. POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic OFFICE SOUGHT: 1st Ward alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: I am running to make the 1st Ward of Rock Island a better place to live. The 1st Ward needs a change in leadership, and I will help to lead this effort of positive change. KEY ISSUE: There are three key issues of concerns for many citizens of the 1st Ward. One major issue is the lack of economic growth in the ward. Another issue is the communication disconnect between the leadership and the citizens of the 1st Ward. And the final and most important issue is how to provide opportunities for success for the children of the ward.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.