Edgar luncheon will raise funds for Albracht


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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Former Republican Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar will attend a fundraising luncheon with Republican state senate candidate Bill Albracht on Oct. 17 at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr., Moline.

Tickets are $50 for individuals or $75 for couples; sponsorships also are available. For reservations, call the Albracht for Senate Campaign office at (309) 736-1333 or email bill.albracht@gmail.com.

Police unions for Jacobs

The Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association and Illinois Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, in his District 36 campaign against Mr. Albracht.

"I am deeply honored to have the support of the brave men and women of the Illinois Fraternal Order of

Police and Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association," said Sen. Jacobs. "I have stood by to

protect their rights to collective bargaining and fought to ensure they receive the pensions and benefits

they rightly deserve and I will continue to fight for them in Springfield."



Schilling rally


Barry Jackson, an advisor to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will speak at a rally for U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, at noon on Saturday at 367 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

WOC News Talk 1420 host Jim Fisher also will speak at the rally.

McGehee endorsement

The Quad City Federation of Labor, comprised of 70 local unions, has endorsed Democrat John McGehee in the Rock Island County state's attorney election. Mr. McGehee is running against Republican Jim Wozniak.

"I am very grateful to the Quad City Federation of Labor for its vote of confidence in both my values and my experience," Mr. McGehee said.

Wozniak, Anderson fundraiser

A meet and greet for Mr. Wozniak and Republican state representative Neil Anderson is at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Martini's on the Rock, 4619 34th St., Rock ISsland.

Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple; sponsorships are available. For more information, call Mr. Wozniak's campaign manager, Paul Kleinhans-Schulz, at (319) 596-8021.

Oct. 14 Candidate forum

Local candidates for state and congressional offices have been invited to a forum at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Rock Island High School cafeteria, 2400, 17th St.

The forum is sponsored by the Rock Island Township and Community Caring Conference.




















 



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