Landmarks Illinois to visit Rock Island and Moline


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Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

ROCK ISLAND -- Preservation advocates are invited to meet with representatives from Landmarks Illinois on Wednesday.

Bonnie McDonald, president of Landmarks Illinois, and Frank Butterfield, from Landmarks' Springfield office, will meet with the public for aninformal discussion at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave., Rock Island.

Landmarks is the only statewide advocacy group in Illinois that pushes for preservation. The group annually issues the Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.

While in the Quad-Cities, Ms. McDonald and Mr. Butterfield will meet with preservation commission and society members from Rock Island and Moline, as well as city staffers and developers to learn more about local projects and discuss preservation issues and needs.





















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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