NAME: Anthony Heddlesten AGE: 27 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Civil/Environmental Engineer at the US Army Corps of Engineers FAMILY Wife, Kyla EDUCATION: B.S., civil and environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison (including several courses in urban planning); Working on an M.S. in sustainability in environmental engineering and science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign POLITICAL PARTY: Nonpartisan OFFICE SOUGHT: 5th Ward Alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: No elective office WHY RUNNING: As a member of Neighborhood Partners and Broadway Histortic Association, this is the best way for me to grow my ability to give back to the community. KEY ISSUE: Connectivity — I want to develop a neighborhood ambassadors program to better involve residents in their city government. I also want to create a program to allow city employees to provide feedback on how to improve our city. The combination of both will bring Rock Island to the front of the pack. COMMENTS: I can't really explain all that I want to do in 25 or 50 words, but I encourage everyone to visit my website www.anthony4ward5.wordpress.com to let me know what they want me to do, what others have already requested and the way I want to combine everyone's ideas together to grow our community.
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.