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.
Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.