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 Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.