Dennis Pauley has been a capable and accomplished mayor for Rock Island. His tenure has been marked by economic growth, continued high quality city services, and citizen engagement on many levels.
Anthony Heddlesten is a bright, capable, and conscientious candidate for 5th Ward Alderman. As an engineer Anthony is an analyst and a problem solver. As a neighbor he is responsible and involved with neighborhood projects. He will take the time to understand problems and challenges and work to build consensus about solutions.
I urge voters to re-elect Dennis Pauley for mayor, and I urge 5th Ward voters to elect Anthony Heddlesten as our alderman.
Gary N. Rowe, director of development, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities
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.