NAME: Dave McAdam AGE: 67 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Excavation and demolition contractor FAMILY: Wife, Jean; sons, Paul and Glen; five grandchildren EDUCATION: Graduated Rock Island High School, journeyman carpenter, asbestos abatement training, supervisor level certification POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan OFFICE SOUGHT: Rock Island City Council 5th Ward seat PRIOR OFFICE): Currently on Rock Island Zoning Board of Appeals WHY RUNNING: To be part of the decision-making process, giving my years of business experience in working with the public, meeting payrolls and making tough decisions KEY ISSUES: Jobs, budgets and taxes are everyone's concerns. Use of Public Works employees for street maintenance is a priority of mine. We need safer streets and a positive image to attract new business. Land and water-locked Rock Island must move to the south. Infrastructure investment in that area is a beginning. COMMENTS: I bring the common sense of a tradesman, the knowledge of a contractor, and the abilities of a corporate president.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.