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 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.

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