NAME. Dennis E. Pauley AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Director/ external affairs, AT&T FAMILY: Spouse, Lois; six daughters; nine grandchildren EDUCATION; Rock Island High School, two years at St. Ambrose through the Accel program Political Party: Non-partisan OFFICE SOUGHT: Mayor of Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: 3rd Ward alderman and the last four years as mayor. WHY RUNNING: In Rock Island, we have several very important projects started that I would like to see to completion. I want to continue to serve the citizens of Rock Island to help resolve their issues and to continue to promote Rock Island as a great city. KEY ISSUES; I want to continue to focus on keeping the city in great financial condition while continuing to focus on economic development projects to increase the amount of sales tax the city receives each year. With additional sales tax revenue we can continue an aggressive program to repair and replace our streets and aging infrastructure. I see the Walmart project as a catalyst to increasing the revitalization of the 11th Street corridor and continue growth in the city. I think we need to continue to look to the future and work on projects such as the Jumers Crossing project.
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.