Attorney general candidate to speak to GOP women

Originally Posted Online: March 27, 2014, 5:54 pm
Last Updated: March 27, 2014, 10:23 pm
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MOLINE -- Paul Schimpf, Republican candidate for attorney general who is running against Democrat Lisa Madigan, will speak at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Rock Island County April 3, at La Flama restaurant, 1624 5th Ave., Moline.

Mr. Schimpf is a retired Marine and was a lead prosecutor in the Saddam Hussein trial.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner, ordered off the menu, will start at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Karen English at or 309-799-7522.


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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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