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RI First Ward: Terry Brooks


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Originally Posted Online: March 30, 2013, 6:27 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:33 pm
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NAME: Terry M.A. Brooks I
AGE: 52
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Consultant/Community/Political
FAMILY: Six (6) children, 10 grandchildren
EDUCATION: Attended University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: 1st Ward Alderman, Rock Island
PRIOR OFFICE(S): 1st Ward Alderman, Rock Island
WHY RUNNING: It is my goal to keep the productive progress in Ward One as well as the City by upgrading housing stock through constructing affordable and equitable housing, and to maintain positive and productive efforts to enhance retail and small business.
KEY ISSUE: To override the Rust Belt influence of the past through innovative ideology and philosophies to rebuild the city through means of recruiting and progressively seeking economic development through housing starts and new business.
COMMENTS: I believe my experience and dedication has helped to move my community forward as well as making the city of Rock Island competitive in economic development and citizen issues, as well as pride in our city.




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1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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