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 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.