NAME: Louie Alongi AGE: 71 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Retired from KJWW FAMILY: Wife, Linda; three children; five grandchildren EDUCATION: Bachelor's in business administration/marketing,Augustana College POLITICAL PARTY:Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee; currently serving 2nd term Trustee of South Rock Island Township PRIOR OFFICE: Current trustee WHY RUNNING: I am a life-long resident of Rock Island. All of my family live here. I have been an active volunteer in my community and church for over 35 years. COMMENT:I feel the most important responsibility is how wisely our tax dollars are spent. The four trustees of our township review each and every expense submitted, and must vote and approve all expenses before payments are made. A balanced budget that serves the needs of the residents and delivers the mandates of the state of Illinois also is an important responsibility.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.