NAME: Dave McAdam AGE: 67 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Excavation and demolition contractor FAMILY: Wife, Jean; sons, Paul and Glen; five grandchildren EDUCATION: Graduated Rock Island High School, journeyman carpenter, asbestos abatement training, supervisor level certification POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan OFFICE SOUGHT: Rock Island City Council 5th Ward seat PRIOR OFFICE): Currently on Rock Island Zoning Board of Appeals WHY RUNNING: To be part of the decision-making process, giving my years of business experience in working with the public, meeting payrolls and making tough decisions KEY ISSUES: Jobs, budgets and taxes are everyone's concerns. Use of Public Works employees for street maintenance is a priority of mine. We need safer streets and a positive image to attract new business. Land and water-locked Rock Island must move to the south. Infrastructure investment in that area is a beginning. COMMENTS: I bring the common sense of a tradesman, the knowledge of a contractor, and the abilities of a corporate president.
Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.