S. RI Twp: Grace Diaz Shirk


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Originally Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 9:53 pm
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NAME: Grace Diaz Shirk
AGE: 56
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Retired teacher
FAMILY: Husband, Jerry; children, Christina, Jeremy and Jason; 4 grandchildren and one on the way!
EDUCATION: Rock Island High School; Augustana, Bachelors Business and Spanish; Western Illinois University Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township Supervisor
PRIOR OFFICE(S):South Rock Island Township Trustee 2001-2012; Rock Island Alderperson 1985-1997
WHY RUNNING:It is important to me to serve and to provide assistance to those in need. I would like to continue in these efforts.

KEY ISSUES:Hold the line on taxes and maintain a commitment to fiscal responsibility; maintain quality services to the elderly, the youth, the unemployed, the poor and the disabled; to improve cooperation with other townships, and other governmental agencies to enable us to provide the best services possible to our township residents.

COMMENTS: I believe in making a difference through community involvement. I believe in my role as township supervisor I will be able to make a difference and bring the experience necessary to meet the needs of all of our citizens.

















 



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  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.








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