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07/18/2014, 1:39 pm PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Chad Grimm of Peoria is the Libertarian candidate for governor. But he's not campaigning so ...
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07/16/2014, 8:55 pm State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, and state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, are both raising more campaign funds than their ...
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07/16/2014, 5:24 pm U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, raised more than $481,000 in the second quarter as she continued to build a ...
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06/23/2014, 7:29 pm GALENA - Libertarian Bill Fawell said he's been forced to run as a write-in candidate in the 17th Congressional District. ...
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06/20/2014, 8:38 pm ALEDO - A third candidate has entered the race for Mercer County sheriff. Leo Henderson, of Aledo, filed his ...
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06/11/2014, 10:57 pm The National Republican Congressional Committee has put Republican Bobby Schilling in its "young guns" program, which means he should get ...
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06/10/2014, 8:17 pm RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics ...
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06/11/2014, 8:39 am WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a look at the who, what, when and where of the 2016 presidential contest at the ...
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06/05/2014, 10:48 pm SILVIS -- Republican Alex Fulton said Thursday he is running against state Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, in the Nov. 4 ...
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06/03/2014, 11:36 pm DES MOINES -- State Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, won Tuesday's five-person Republican U.S. Senate primary in Iowa.At 11:15 p.m. ...
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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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