NAME: Kaye Whitley AGE: 45 ADDRESS: 2450 28th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 OCCUPATION: Community Development Program Manager — City of Moline FAMILY: Single; son, Kevin Serrano and daughter-in-law ,Shamane; 2 grandkids, Layla and Ava Education: Black Hawk College, A.A.S 1990
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township Trustee PRIOR OFFICE: Incumbent-South Rock Township Trustee 2012 WHY RUNNING: Because I care! As a trustee, I want to continue to do what's best for our residents by enhancing local services and maintaining fiscal responsibility. KEY ISSUES: 1. Maintaining a conservative fiscal Township budget — no raises for elected officers; 2. Maintaining township services and programs for all residents (emergency situations, senior and youth development programs, etc.); 3. Fair property tax assessments; 4. Marketing of Township available services and responsibilities. COMMENTS: As the economy and community composition changes, available community programs my need to be altered or redefined. The township trustees have demonstrated we are doing more with less through our emphasis on community services and programs, while continuing to put the needs of people first over raises for elected officers.
Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.