NAME: Chuck Mumma AGE:57 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION:Employed by Cummins Central Power LLC. FAMILY:Wife, Debbie; five children; three stepchildren, nine grandchildren with one on the way EDUCATION:High school POLITICAL PARTY:Republican OFFICE SOUGHT:South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE:None WHY RUNNING:I am running for this position so I can give back to my community by helping our senior citizens and our youth. COMMENT:As a trustee I would work to keep a balanced budget and and still keep the level of assistance to our citizens at its best, by working together with the other board members to find ways to cut spending and improve the services that are provided through the township.I am a life-long resident of Rock Island and have been an active volunteer in youth sports programs over several years.
Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.