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Rock Island County At A ‘Crisis Point’ For Covid, Health Department Officials Say

November 23rd, 2020

Rock Island County is at a “crisis point” in regard to covid-19 cases, according to health department officials. Currently, a record 92 patients are in Rock Island County hospitals with COVID-19. In addition, the health department reports 114 additional cases. The total number is now 7,783. “This is a jump of 16 patients (in area hospitals) from Sunday to Monday,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator, Rock Island County Health Department. “We know our hospital systems sounded alarms earlier this month when the number of patients was lower. Now, we are at a crisis point with... Read More

Fun Times Poppin’ Up At The Gift Shop At Quad City Arts In Rock Island

November 23rd, 2020

Good times are poppin’ up at the Pop up Gift Shop, happenin’ through Sunday Nov 29 at Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Ave Rock Island). For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/348641979902773 Festival of Trees may not be happening at the River Center this year, but there is still plenty to see and do! Come visit the Rock Island Gallery and check out Quad City Arts’ pop-up gift shop and window display, open November 21-29. You can still purchase a limited edition, Festival of Trees exclusive Isabel Bloom sculpture, purchase honor tree ornaments, and bid on a select number... Read More

Sheffield Named Director of WIU School of Education

November 23rd, 2020

Western Illinois University Professor Eric C. Sheffield has been named director of the WIU School of Education, according to College of Education and Human Services Dean Francis Godwyll. He has served as interim director since November 2019. “Professor Eric Sheffield came to us after 14 years of service in the state of Missouri higher education system, and an additional 14 years in the P-12 system,” said Godwyll. “He came into the position at a very challenging time. He hit the ground running and has been a pillar around which the new School of Education has been formed. He has... Read More

Quad-Cities Addiction, Mental Health Issues Are Rising During Covid, Here’s How To Get Help

November 23rd, 2020

In already busy Genesis Medical Center emergency departments, staff are beginning to notice an increase in one group of patients who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Genesis emergency department staff have observed higher numbers of patients who have behavioral health issues or have overdosed on, or are impaired by, drugs or alcohol. Treating the patients takes staff attention and resources at the same time the staff are treating large numbers of patients with COVID-19 or other conditions or injuries. “If someone had mental health or addiction issues before the outbreak of the coronavirus, it isn’t... Read More

Western Illinois University GLACURH Delegation Honored at National Conference

November 23rd, 2020

The Western Illinois University student delegation was recently recognized while attending the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) conference. The delegation was made up of Téa Wheat (NRHH-CC), a senior elementary education major, from Brookfield, IL; Sarah Kallbrier (IHC NCC), a senior recreation, park and tourism administration (RPTA), of Carlinville, IL; Brooke Barnes, a junior nursing major, from Plainfield, IL; Jazzy Hennessee, a freshman music major, of Rochelle, IL; Jon’a Levi, a freshman communication major, of Bettendorf, IA; Katlynn Davis,... Read More

The Next Two Months Will Be Crucial For Getting Our Lives Back. Our Decisions Will Be Crucial To That.

November 23rd, 2020

We all want things to get back to normal as quickly as possible. We look at other countries like Australia and New Zealand and they’re already having big sporting events and concerts and leading normal lives again. I want the same. I want to have my jobs and income fully back, I want to be able to go out and see friends, I want my son and his friends to be able to play soccer games again, I want my friends who own businesses to be able to open them up and keep them open. And that can happen here, but it’s going to take some sacrifice and some work. And now’s the time to... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Urges Congress To Pass New Covid Stimulus Package

November 23rd, 2020

Quad Cities Chamber President and CEO Paul Rumler released a video today calling on the United States Congress to pass a new stimulus bill of covid-19 relief measures to help struggling local businesses and employees. (Paging Cheri Bustos…) The Chamber released the following statement: At the Quad Cities Chamber, we believe it is essential to protect the health of all Quad Citizens as well as our livelihoods, and we need legislation that does both. In response to recent input from business leaders and new mitigations in Illinois and Iowa, the Chamber is urging Congress to pass COVID-19... Read More

How About A Little Jelly Roll? It’s The Video You Deserve!

November 23rd, 2020

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and you all know by now that means today you get your Video You Deserve. That’s right, every Monday, to begin your week with awesomeness, we, the kind, tender, gentle, loving, butt-kicking souls at QuadCities.com give you a cheesy music video to start your week with a laugh and maybe a weird video and catchy song or something. Well, today, you get both a hilariously cornball video and an incredibly catchy song, which actually sounds like two catchy songs smashed into one, although the video is more than double the laughs for its melodrama. So, one of the most iconic... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Could Hit “100 Percent” Covid Infection At Current Rates, According To New Data

November 22nd, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Every person in the Quad-Cities and surrounding communities could end up infected with covid-19 if cases continue at current rates through the fall of 2021, according to latest statistics from the Illinois Department of Health and Covid Act Now, a not-for-profit national data aggregation website affiliated with the medical departments of Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. “On average, each person in Rock Island County, Illinois with COVID is infecting 1.17 other people. As such, the total number of active cases in Rock Island County, Illinois is growing at an unsustainable... Read More

Western Illinois University Program to Allow Peers to Help Students in the Classroom Provides Benefits During the Pandemic

November 22nd, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – A peer-based program that helps Western Illinois University students in the classroom has been altered during the COVID-19 pandemic for continued use by several professors. The Learning Assistant (LA) program originated at the University of Colorado more than a decade ago, but was brought to Western’s Quad Cities campus by James Rabchuk, assistant dean of the WIU College of Arts and Sciences, about four years ago and use began on the Macomb campus about one year ago. The program brings peer students into the classroom for lectures, to help steer discussions and problem-solving... Read More

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