Letter: Mayor, council show why Rock Island is so rock solid


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 2:35 pm
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Is Rock Island an oasis of fiscal sanity in the land of the lost (Illinois) or what?
The table had been set by the previous administration and now Mayor Dennis Pauley, the City Council and new city manager Thomas Thomas are marching forward.

Super Wal-Mart! New grocery stores and now a major land purchase for development of more retail sales and sales tax to capitalize on the wildly successful Jumer's Casino! WOW! Talk about vision and follow through. ROCK Solid Rock Island indeed!

And in the interest of full disclosure, yes I am extremely proud that my wife, 6th Ward Ald. Joy Viren Murphy is fully involved and engaged in this process and all the excitement and the march forward for Rock Island. It has been a long time coming! Great job, everyone!

I am asking all Rock Islanders to please get out and vote to re-elect Mayor Pauley and all of the city council members running for reelection so they can continue the march forward. Very proud!

Joe Murphy,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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