AGE: 68 ADDRESS: Cordova OCCUPATION: Semi-retired financial services and harbor master FAMILY: Wife and two grown EDUCATION: Some college, degree in insurance underwriting, University of Detroit POLITICAL PARTY: Independent OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova village president (mayor) PRIOR OFFICE: Current village president, 10 years on village board WHY RUNNING: To finish jobs that were started. COMMENTS: We need to finish fixing the streets with a priority list; need to find and maintain water shut-offs; need to finish riverfront campus with handicap accessibility; improve our website and posting of minutes and notices along with ordinances; finish village hall plans and get it done; and improve the payment system for water bills.
Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.