NAME: Kaye Whitley AGE: 45 ADDRESS: 2450 28th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 OCCUPATION: Community Development Program Manager — City of Moline FAMILY: Single; son, Kevin Serrano and daughter-in-law ,Shamane; 2 grandkids, Layla and Ava Education: Black Hawk College, A.A.S 1990
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township Trustee PRIOR OFFICE: Incumbent-South Rock Township Trustee 2012 WHY RUNNING: Because I care! As a trustee, I want to continue to do what's best for our residents by enhancing local services and maintaining fiscal responsibility. KEY ISSUES: 1. Maintaining a conservative fiscal Township budget — no raises for elected officers; 2. Maintaining township services and programs for all residents (emergency situations, senior and youth development programs, etc.); 3. Fair property tax assessments; 4. Marketing of Township available services and responsibilities. COMMENTS: As the economy and community composition changes, available community programs my need to be altered or redefined. The township trustees have demonstrated we are doing more with less through our emphasis on community services and programs, while continuing to put the needs of people first over raises for elected officers.
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.