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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.