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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.