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Total Solutions Hires Quad-Cities Chamber’s Kristin Glass as New President

August 3rd, 2021
Total Solutions Hires Quad-Cities Chamber’s Kristin Glass as New President

Davenport-based Total Solutions announced today it has hired Kristin Glass as its new president. Glass will replace Melissa Pepper, who has held the position since 2019. Glass currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. She has worked at the Chamber since 2006, where she started as a marketing intern. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in various roles, including Vice President, Membership; Vice President, Investment Relations; and Interim CEO from 2017-2018. In her current role, she oversees the leadership team. She is a Quad-Cities native and St. Ambrose... Read More

Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

August 3rd, 2021
Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

There are awesome opportunities this year for young Quad-Cities filmmakers to gain valuable experience and have fun with Fresh Films! Here’s the latest: Fresh Films Academies Quad Cities – Applications open for host locations! What: Fresh Films will deliver project-based film instruction on professional equipment on site at up to 4 Quad Cities high schools or youth clubs at no cost to the host organization. When: October 2021-May 2022 | Thursdays 4-6:30pm Where: On site at host school or organization Who: 12-25 youth per location, open to all QC high schools and youth organizations... Read More

Western Illinois University President Huang Continues Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour With Moline Stop

August 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University President Huang Continues Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour With Moline Stop

Western Illinois University’s 12th President Guiyou Huang will be hitting the road once again as part of his Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour, this time heading to Moline, IL, and to Texas. WIU alumni and friends are invited to join Huang, members of the WIU Board of Trustees and Alumni Programs Director Amy Spelman as they stop on Aug. 3 at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Drive in Moline, IL, from 4-7 p.m. for complimentary social/open house. The tour will continue with four stops in Texas, including Monday, Aug. 30 (San Antonio); Tuesday, Aug. 31 (Austin); Wednesday, Sept.... Read More

Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

August 2nd, 2021
Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, Sarah Stevens has been named interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities. After nearly five years with the organization, outgoing CEO Andrea Meirick has accepted a new opportunity in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I am so sad to be leaving The Project and all its wonderful employees and clients,” Meirick said Monday in a Facebook post. “But I am certain the organization will continue to thrive as it adopts a health care model focused on eliminating the health inequities faced by the folks we serve.” Since 1986, The Project has served people living with HIV/AIDS with remarkable... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Covid Numbers Spiking Rapidly, Scott County Moved To High Level

August 2nd, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Covid Numbers Spiking Rapidly, Scott County Moved To High Level

BREAKING NEWS: Covid numbers in Scott County continue to spike rapidly. Last week, the Iowa county moved into the SUBSTANTIAL level, and this week they’ve moved to the highest placement, the HIGH level. According to the Scott County Health Department: Due to an increase in the past 7-day percent positive rate in Scott County, the CDC now reports Scott County to be in the HIGH level of transmission of the coronavirus.  The metrics the CDC uses to make this determination include a combination of total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days (Scott County = 104/100,000) and percentage... Read More

Where’s The Beef? Find Out In Our Local Restaurant Listing Of The Quad-Cities’ Best Burger Joints!

August 1st, 2021
Where's The Beef? Find Out In Our Local Restaurant Listing Of The Quad-Cities' Best Burger Joints!

It’s a beautiful day, the smells of grills are wafting through the air, and we at your freewheelin’, magical site for entertainment and features, QuadCities.com know what you need. That’s right, some juicy tips on how you can get a damn fine burger here in the Quads. Whether you’re looking for an awesome pub-style patty off the grill or something off the wall, we’ve got the beef – that’s because we’ve got a beefy listing of local restaurants offering carry-out, delivery, and pickup where you can get a tasty burger. QuadCities.com is happy to bring you this, your go-to listing of... Read More

Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

August 1st, 2021
Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

Over 14 percent of Quad-Citians could face evictions today after the expiration of the rent moratorium due to covid-19. In June, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who were unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 was extended through July 31, 2021 — yesterday. That was intended to be the final extension and another has not been reached. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their... Read More

Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

August 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 has created challenges for many college students and their families across the nation, and Western Illinois University is working to ease the financial stress that is affecting its students as a result of the pandemic. According to WIU Financial Aid Director Bobbi Smith, the WIU Office of Financial Aid has in place the financial circumstance appeal to generate a new review of financial aid eligibility using projected 2021 income versus earned 2019 income. “If students and their families have been financially impacted by the pandemic, we encourage our students... Read More

Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

July 31st, 2021
Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen, and donations begin at various locations on Monday. So if you want to help out local students in need, please stop by! “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director... Read More

BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

July 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

The Scott County Health Department released alarming data today regarding rapidly rising covid-19 levels in the Iowa Quad-Cities and surrounding areas. The site released the following on social media: Due to an increase in our percent positive rate in the past 7 days, Scott County is now in the 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission of the coronavirus. For communities with 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission, CDC updated guidance recommends that masks be worn in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. For more information:... Read More