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Western Illinois University Announces 2022 Michaela Romano Scholarship Winners

May 16th, 2022
Western Illinois University Announces 2022 Michaela Romano Scholarship Winners

MOLINE, IL – Fourteen years ago, members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities began awarding the annual Michaela Romano Scholarship, and the streak remains unbroken. While the award has been given since 2009, it was renamed seven years ago in remembrance of Michaela Rae Romano (1988-2014), daughter of Western Illinois University emeritus professors of biology Michael and Susan Romano. A cum laude graduate of Knox College, with a major in anthropology-sociology, and a minor in gender and women’s studies, Michaela was an exemplary student... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

May 16th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $3.9 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Rockford, Illinois, $3.9 million in grants to supplement the city’s Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. With these funds, the City of Rockford will expand loan and grant opportunities for property owners and communities to clean up contaminated sites. “Communities across Northwest and Central Illinois are burdened by abandoned commercial properties – many so polluted that property development isn’t possible,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.... Read More

Iowa Job Seekers Take Note! IowaWORKS Holding Job Events This Week!

May 16th, 2022
Iowa Job Seekers Take Note! IowaWORKS Holding Job Events This Week!

IowaWORKS, 1801A East Kimberly Road, Davenport, will be hosting the following employers for hiring events during the week of May 16, 2022. Employers are as follows: Monday, May 16 —  Per Mar Security — 9 am until 1 pm — Hiring for: Campus Security Officers— Flex Security Officers— Special Events Employee— Alarm Response Officer  Located in: Quad-City Area Tuesday, May 17 — UnityPoint Health —9 am until 12:30 pm —Hiring for:​ Registered Nurses— Patient Care Technician— Receptionist— Exercise Specialist— Cleaning Care Technician— Radiology Technician—... Read More

TAG, Dphilms Team Up On Video, Advertising Production For Illinois/Iowa Region And Beyond

May 13th, 2022
TAG, Dphilms Team Up On Video, Advertising Production For Illinois/Iowa Region And Beyond

Two Quad-Cities advertising and multimedia companies with over 60 years combined experience are teaming up to join forces. Davenport-based advertising agency TAG, and Rock Island film and video production company Dphilms, are forming a partnership to navigate the regional media landscape in a rapidly changing digital era. The companies will continue to operate independently with the exception that Dphilms will now provide the video and film services for TAG clients. In addition, the TAG video team will join and expand the Dphilms team. All staff will be retained, and, in fact, the companies are... Read More

Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

May 12th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

Esperanza Legal Center will host a free Naturalization Workshop at the Moline Public Library, Saturday, June 11, 11am to 4pm. Information will be provided by volunteers and led by Carolyn O’Connor, Immigration Legal Specialist (DOJ Accredited). The application process is simple with the help from Esperanza Legal Center’s experts. Volunteers speak Spanish and other languages may be available. For more information, please call 309-732-0047.  Read More

Genesis dedicates 2022 as the Year of Healing

May 12th, 2022
Genesis dedicates 2022 as the Year of Healing

National Hospital Week, May 8-14, is a time to recognize the health systems and health care workers who care for and protect our communities To celebrate National Hospital Week, Genesis Health System dedicated 2022 as the Year of Healing by unveiling the Healing Wall in the lobby of the East Campus in Davenport during a press conference Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The wall is an interactive display on which anyone can post a healing message. In addition to the wall at East campus, Healing Walls will also be installed at the GMC-West Central Park, Silvis, DeWitt, and Aledo medical centers. Standing... Read More

Western Illinois University-QC Seeks Student Government Association Positions

May 11th, 2022
Western Illinois University-QC Seeks Student Government Association Positions

MOLINE, IL – – MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Student Government Association (SGA) is seeking students who want to get involved on campus, or take a leadership role through SGA. Students will gain a better understanding of themselves, be provided with networking opportunities, learn how to work in group/team settings, develop soft skills, learn how to engage with diverse groups, expand their resume, and have a creative mind toward fun activities. The position term will be for the 2022-2023 academic year. The process for selection is by election,... Read More

Illinois’ Quad City Botanical Center Begins Construction On New Ability Garden

May 11th, 2022
Illinois' Quad City Botanical Center Begins Construction On New Ability Garden

The Quad City Botanical Center has begun construction on a new Ability Garden. Construction is expected to last about 8 weeks. The new Ability Garden concept plan was designed by Eric Hornig of Hitchcock Design Group and will be constructed by Outdoor Innovations. This concept plan will be referenced throughout the construction process, as the entire garden will be custom built throughout all the steps to ensure appropriate mobility. Ken Hoffman of Outdoor Innovations will be using modern design techniques and appropriate materials that include neutral color stone and softer stone material. Plants... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Participate in 2022 Online Student Research Conference

May 10th, 2022
Western Illinois University Students Participate in 2022 Online Student Research Conference

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University students participated in the 2022 WIU-Quad Cities and Online Student Research Conference April 25-29. A few students participated in live session recordings April 22 on campus. The conference is a celebration of the scholarly research and creative performance being carried out by students with their faculty mentors at WIU and featured pre-recorded and live scholarly presentations by WIU students. Vice President for Quad Cities Campus Operations Kristi Mindrup gave the keynote presentation. Health and Education: Health Science and Special... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Joins President Biden to Announce Lower Internet Service Costs for Low-Income Americans

May 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Joins President Biden to Announce Lower Internet Service Costs for Low-Income Americans

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined President Joe Biden at the White House to announce a new agreement between the Administration and internet providers to offer high-speed internet service to tens of millions of American families. “As we do the hard work of ensuring that broadband cables reach every home in America, we’ve also got to make sure that families can afford the internet bill,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I was thrilled to join President Biden at the White House today to announce that low-income Americans will have access to high-speed internet for $30 a month or... Read More