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Run for Something endorses Thurgood Brooks for Illinois State House, District 72

March 24th, 2022
Run for Something endorses Thurgood Brooks for Illinois State House, District 72

Thurgood Brooks is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. “I am so grateful that Run for Something has endorsed my campaign for Illinois State Representative in District 72. It is very exciting and humbling to be supported among a diverse and young group of over 70 candidates from 28 states. This endorsement will strengthen our campaign advocacy for a clean and green economy, attractive and affordable housing, and healthy and stable communities throughout... Read More

Illinois State Representative Candidate Brooks Slams Times For False Reporting

February 19th, 2022
Illinois State Representative Candidate Brooks Slams Times For False Reporting

State Rep. Candidate Thurgood Brooks is asking the public to withhold judgment after an article was published in the Quad City Times on February 17, 2022, containing false statements about Mr. Brooks and the events surrounding the Rock Island City Councilmeeting of February 14. “When video of the events in question is made available, everyone in District 72 will be able to judge for themselves” says Brooks. “But I want to be very clear that the article that appeared in the Quad City Times on February 17 is misleading and contains statements about me that are false.” Mr. Brooks, a respected... Read More

BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Announces Candidacy for Illinois’ 72nd District State Representative

January 17th, 2022
BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Announces Candidacy for Illinois’ 72nd District State Representative

BREAKING NEWS: Thurgood Brooks announced today that he will run for Illinois’ 72nd District state representative seat. Announcing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mr. Brooks enters the race with Dr. King’s words in mind – “The time is always right to do what is right.” Thurgood Brooks’ strategic plan for district 72 centers on talent development for existing and green energy economies, creating safe, vibrant, and inclusive cities, and improving access to attractive and affordable housing. Thurgood Brooks is a community builder and organizer who believes deeply in the power of Rock Island... Read More

Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

September 29th, 2021
Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

Each year, people in the community have an opportunity to submit a nomination for Rock Island residents who have made selfless contributions of service to the community. Rock Island High School dean Andy Campbell was chosen for the category of Education, RIHS coach Thurgood Marshall was chosen for the category of Individual, and RIHS student Riley Jones was chosen for the category of Youth. On September 27, they were honored at the city council meeting. Here’s what their nominations said… Thurgood Brooks  Born and raised in Rock Island, Thurgood Brooks is a passionate and dedicated... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

September 8th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks, who recently led the charge to pass The Resolution to improve relations between police and the Rock Island community, is considering a run for lllinois State Representative for the 72nd District, which includes the Quad-Cities. The current representative, Mike Halpin, announced today he would be leaving the seat to run for State Senate. Brooks, who was narrowly defeated in the Rock Island Mayoral election earlier this year, has been extremely active in the community, from his work as a football coach with Rock Island High School to his various charitable projects and... Read More

Rock Island Passes Thurgood Brooks Resolution To Improve Police And Community Relations

August 25th, 2021
Rock Island Passes Thurgood Brooks Resolution To Improve Police And Community Relations

By unanimous vote, Monday night the Rock Island City Council passed “The Resolution,” an initiative to improve police and community relations in Rock Island. Thurgood Brooks (former Mayoral candidate and one of the authors of “The Resolution”) presented his revised initiative to the Rock Island City Council during the public comments section of the meeting. The presentation highlighted the progress of this initiative to the Rock Island City Council and residents. After several rounds of discussion with city officials since June 2020, “The Resolution” was adapted and revised... Read More

Brooks Presenting Initiative To Improve Police And Community Relations Tonight In Rock Island

August 23rd, 2021
Brooks Presenting Initiative To Improve Police And Community Relations Tonight In Rock Island

Monday August 23rd at 6 p.m. at 1528 3rd Avenue in Rock Island, Thurgood Brooks (former Mayoral candidate and one of the authors of “The Resolution”) will be presenting his revised initiative to the Rock Island City Council during the public comments section of the meeting. The purpose of “The Resolution” is to improve police and community relations in Rock Island. This public presentation by Thurgood Brooks will be highlighting the progress of this initiative to the Rock Island City Council and residents. After several rounds of discussion with city officials since June 2020, “The Resolution”... Read More

BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Presenting Initiative To Improve Police And Community Relations Tomorrow

August 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Presenting Initiative To Improve Police And Community Relations Tomorrow

BREAKING NEWS: Monday August 23rd at 6 p.m. at 1528 3rd Avenue in Rock Island, Thurgood Brooks (former Mayoral candidate and one of the authors of “The Resolution”) will be presenting his revised initiative to the Rock Island City Council during the public comments section of the meeting. The purpose of “The Resolution” is to improve police and community relations in Rock Island. This public presentation by Thurgood Brooks will be highlighting the progress of this initiative to the Rock Island City Council and residents. After several rounds of discussion with city officials since June... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Should Rock Island Sell Its Water? An Uncut, Uncensored Q and A With American Water

August 13th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Should Rock Island Sell Its Water? An Uncut, Uncensored Q and A With American Water

EXCLUSIVE: There’s been a wellspring of controversy over the past few months as the Rock Island Mayor and City Council have contemplated selling the city’s water and sewer systems to a private company, American Water. On July 26, American Water gave a presentation to the city government officials pitching them the potential sale. After that, the council and mayor had their regularly scheduled meeting, at which there was a full house of local residents protesting against the sale, not just to American Water, but to any private company. In addition, the American Federation of State, County... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: What’s Next For Rock Island Mayoral Candidate Thurgood Brooks?

July 26th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: What's Next For Rock Island Mayoral Candidate Thurgood Brooks?

EXCLUSIVE: Rock Island Mayoral candidate and community organizer Thurgood Brooks lost in a surprisingly close election to incumbent Mike Thoms earlier this year. Since then, Brooks has been working to put together a commission to increase communication between law enforcement and citizens, working on various community initiatives, and contemplating his political future after an impressive debut. In an exclusive and candid conversation, Brooks spoke with me for the first time since being narrowly defeated for the top political spot in the city in my latest episode of my podcast, QCUncut. We talk... Read More