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 Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch. 1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department. 1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.