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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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