NAME: Tim Black AGE: 49 ADDRESS:Galva OCCUPATION:Educator at Henry Hill Correctional Center, Galesburg FAMILY: Wife, Linda EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree, Illinois Wesleyan University; master's in English, Keene State College; master's in educational leadership, Western Illinois University OFFICE SOUGHT: Black Hawk College trustee PRIOR OFFICE(S): Black Hawk trustee and board secretary WHY RUNNING: I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve on the board of trustees. Previous to that, I was an adjunct faculty member at Black Hawk East. I believe we have a great college, and I would like to be involved with it again. KEY ISSUE: Of course the key issue is financing. It was for the six years I was on the board. With the state providing less and less funding, the board needs to find alternative forms of revenue. When I was on the board before, I traveled to Washington to meet with our congressional representatives to save funding for Pell Grants and Upward Bound. I also met with local groups and organizations to build a cooperative team to assist with some very essential programs like alternative energy and underwater welding. COMMENTS: With the issues facing the college, it is important for somebody with experience as well as innovation to be on the board. I believe I am that person. I would appreciate your vote on April 9.
Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.