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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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