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 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.