NAME: Kate Hotle AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Community services coordinator at Project NOW FAMILY: Parents Bob and Sandy Hotle; siblings Zach, Tim, Corey and Joe; 2 nieces, two nephews and grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Hotle EDUCATION: Rock Island High School class of 2006 and Bachelor of Arts in public policy and minor in communications from DePaul University in 2010 (graduated magna cum laude). POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan election OFFICE: 5th Ward Alderman Rock Island PRIOR OFFICES: None (first time running) WHY RUNNNG: I am running because Rock Island, and especially the 5th Ward where I grew up, is home, and I want to see that it has strong representation. Although I am young, I have the background and knowledge to be an effective alderman while bringing a fresh, new perspective to the City Council KEY ISSUE: The city needs young Rock Island natives to be leaders in the community and take on the responsibility of ensuring Rock Island's future is as bright as its past. I want to provide the 5th Ward and the whole city with a representative who listens and proactively responds to issues of the greatest concern of its residents.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.