NAME: Kate Hotle AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Community services coordinator at Project NOW FAMILY: Parents Bob and Sandy Hotle; siblings Zach, Tim, Corey and Joe; 2 nieces, two nephews and grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Hotle EDUCATION: Rock Island High School class of 2006 and Bachelor of Arts in public policy and minor in communications from DePaul University in 2010 (graduated magna cum laude). POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan election OFFICE: 5th Ward Alderman Rock Island PRIOR OFFICES: None (first time running) WHY RUNNNG: I am running because Rock Island, and especially the 5th Ward where I grew up, is home, and I want to see that it has strong representation. Although I am young, I have the background and knowledge to be an effective alderman while bringing a fresh, new perspective to the City Council KEY ISSUE: The city needs young Rock Island natives to be leaders in the community and take on the responsibility of ensuring Rock Island's future is as bright as its past. I want to provide the 5th Ward and the whole city with a representative who listens and proactively responds to issues of the greatest concern of its residents.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.