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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.