AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Cordova FAMILY: Husband Nick and daughters Anne and Nicole EDUCATION: Some college POLITICAL PARTY: Independent candidate OFFICE SOUGHT: Village Clerk PRIOR OFFICE: Village trustee WHY RUNNING FOR OFFICE: The citizens of Cordova deserve the best service possible. I have 26 years of administrative experience, and I will be working for all the people in the village. KEY ISSUE: The village board, the mayor, and the current village clerk disagree on some issues. To remedy that, the new clerk must be non-partisan, courteous, professional, and within the limits of the law. COMMENTS: I pledge that I will treat everyone in the village with respect. I firmly believe the clerk's job is to work with the board and the mayor without any political agenda.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.