Aledo City Council: Ila Bertrand and Barry Cooper


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Originally Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 2:45 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:27 pm
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Ila Bertrand and Barry Cooper are running uncontested in the Aledo City Council race.


NAME: Ila Bertrand
AGE: 67
ADDRESS: Aledo
OCCUPATION: Retired teacher; Presently a substitute
FAMILY: Husband, Bill; son and family in Bloomington, IL
EDUCATION: BS in Education (Emporia State University); MS in Ed (Western Ill. University)
POLITICAL PARTY: Citizens Party
OFFICE SOUGHT: Ward 1 Alderman
PRIOR OFFICES: Aledo City Council 1990 – 2003
WHY RUNNING: So many people have worked hard to make Aledo a great place to live or to visit. I would like to play a part in keeping it such.
KEY ISSUE: There is no one issue prompting me to run for alderman. I am aware of the items before the council and have attended the meetings since January to be familiar with the actions taken. The city is now run smoothly, and I would hope to help it continue in that manner. I will study and research each issue as it comes before the council.
COMMENT:
In the 13 years I previously served on the council, there were challenging as well as enjoyable moments. I have a great respect for this community and want to see it continue to become even better. I know that being a good listener is so important for a council member, and that all decisions should be based on what is best for Aledo.

NAME: Barry A. Cooper
AGE: 37
ADDRESS: 1201 South College Ave. Aledo, Il 61231
OCCUPATION: Automotive Technician
FAMILY: Wife – Karla; Step-son - Jim Sawin; Step-daughter - Ryann Sawin
EDUCATION: 1993 Graduate of Aledo High School; 1996-2010 - Chrysler Certified Factory Training; 1995-Present - General Motors Certified Factory Training
POLITICAL PARTY: Citizens Party
OFFICE SOUGHT: Alderman Ward 3 - City Of Aledo
PRIOR OFFICE: 2009 - Present Alderman Ward 3
WHY RUNNING: I enjoy being on the city council, even though there are ups and downs with the position.
KEY ISSUES: There are a lot of differing views in this city, if the council can work together as it is now things get done. People in Aledo like to see their tax money working for them, like fixing sidewalks, roads, and for living in a safe community. And that a big reason I'm running again I would like to see more jobs created and more infrastructure repaired.


















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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