Letter: Bohonek will bring fresh approach RICO board needs


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:12 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Our mailman marvels every time another Chad Bohonek county board sign mushrooms on a lawn.
There is almost 100 percent coverage now -- unusual in these politically divisive times. It is that kind of neighborhood and Mr. Bohonek is respected, liked, and transcends political labels.
Passionate about stopping rubber-stamp spending, Bohonek brings a fresh approach and real-life business experience to budget-busting spending. So like our mailman, we marvel too, that Rock Island District 19 has the opportunity to elect a fresh voice and hard-working, business-savvy candidate, such as Chad Bohonek.
We are counting on him to throw open the door, pry up a few windows, and pound on the table now-and-again on the taxpayers' behalf.
Linda & Patrick McConnell,
Rock Island

















 



Local events heading








  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.








(More History)