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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.