NAME: Michael Thomas Kelly AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: FAMILY: Wife, Lenora Teigland EDUCATION: Alleman High school,Black Hawk College,University of New Mexico POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: To make sure all properties are fairly valuedand that all township residents with needs are assisted. KEY ISSUES: 1) Assisting residents with needs of indigence,b) emergency crisis c) seniors d) youth development2) Balanced budgets without pay raises for elected official and avoiding tax increases for residents 3) Fair market valuation assessed4) More open use of township building COMMENTS: People come first but we must live within our budgets. Illinoishas mandated townships take care of those residents in need such as: indigents,some seniors, one time emergencies and youths. The real leadership comes inbalancing those needs and having a balanced budget. I am ultimately responsibleto all the residents of the township. This democratic team is listening.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.