NAME: Louie Alongi AGE: 71 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Retired from KJWW FAMILY: Wife, Linda; three children; five grandchildren EDUCATION: Bachelor's in business administration/marketing,Augustana College POLITICAL PARTY:Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee; currently serving 2nd term Trustee of South Rock Island Township PRIOR OFFICE: Current trustee WHY RUNNING: I am a life-long resident of Rock Island. All of my family live here. I have been an active volunteer in my community and church for over 35 years. COMMENT:I feel the most important responsibility is how wisely our tax dollars are spent. The four trustees of our township review each and every expense submitted, and must vote and approve all expenses before payments are made. A balanced budget that serves the needs of the residents and delivers the mandates of the state of Illinois also is an important responsibility.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.