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Bettendorf Public Library to host Live Resume Building Class on January 6th

December 23rd, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library to host Live Resume Building Class on January 6th

Those thinking about a new career can find help this January at the Bettendorf Public Library. On January 6th the Library, along with Black Hawk College’s Angela Striegel, is hosting a presentation to help job seekers craft attention-grabbing resumes. This workshop will take place at 7:00 PM and is available both in person and online. In-person attendees will meet at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. The online attendance will be available live via GoToMeeting. Registration is limited and required to attend this event. Those wishing to sign up to... Read More

Rock Island’s Blue Cat Turning Vandalism Into Street Art

December 22nd, 2021
Rock Island's Blue Cat Turning Vandalism Into Street Art

Late Saturday night the south side wall of Blue Cat Brewing Co. was vandalized with graffiti. Unfortunately, the public cameras in The District courtyard could not identify the culprit. But the Blue Cat owners are determined to turn this negative into a positive. After Blue Cat co-owner Charlie Cole made a facebook post about the vandalism, local artist Atlanta Fulscher reached out and offered to cover the graffiti with her own artwork. She will be onsite around 10 am on Thursday 12/23 adding a big blue catfish to the side of the building. Other local artists have also reached out offering their... Read More

BREAKING: New Illinois Restrictions, Vaccine Mandates, Lock In As Covid Explodes ‘Out Of Control’

December 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: New Illinois Restrictions, Vaccine Mandates, Lock In As Covid Explodes 'Out Of Control'

BREAKING NEWS: Tough new covid restrictions in Illinois have been implemented as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that after Jan. 3, Chicago will impose a vaccine mandate for bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses, requiring anyone over the age of 5 to show proof of vaccination or negative covid test over the past 24 hours. Proof of vaccination or negative covid test will be required at restaurants and bars, entertainment venues where food and beverages are served, sports arenas, concert venues, bowling alleys, movie theaters, and indoor fitness centers. As of yet, other places of... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Getting Ready For a $7 Million Renaissance

December 21st, 2021
Downtown Rock Island Getting Ready For a $7 Million Renaissance

Rock Island City Council further demonstrated its commitment to Downtown revitalization on Monday when it voted to put $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward a proposed $7 million project that would modernize and enhance the city’s historic center of commerce and culture. That money will be supplemented with about $1.5 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District revenue the City earmarked for Downtown infrastructure improvements, and potentially, up to $3 million from the State of Illinois Rebuild Downtowns & Main Streets Capital Grant Program. “I am excited... Read More

Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer; Now Hiring For New Growth

December 19th, 2021
Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer; Now Hiring For New Growth

One of the world’s largest producers of silicones has selected Group O as a strategic partner to manage the filling, packaging, warehousing, and distribution of their construction silicone products. This complete line of building envelope silicone solutions for roof coating, air and water barriers, architectural coatings, weather sealing, residential glazing, insulating glass, and structural glazing can be found throughout the construction industry. Using the latest German automation, technology and equipment, Group O will receive the bulk product through reusable fluid-bag containers, and package... Read More

Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

December 18th, 2021
Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

You’re down to the wire, no time to order online, and presents left to buy. What are you going to do? Come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, of course! On Saturday, December 18th you’ll find tons of great gift ideas – all priced to move! We’ve got a little bit of everything – Christmas decor, bath and body products, jewelry, antique furniture, clothes, vintage houseware, candles, cards, scarves, towels, original art, local games and more… the list is endless! From those big presents to stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. Hours for our Last Minute... Read More

City Of Moline Searching For A New High Speed Broadband Provider

December 17th, 2021
City Of Moline Searching For A New High Speed Broadband Provider

Moline is restarting its search for a new high speed broadband provider – this time with help from consultants – in order to take a fresh look at the City’s needs and available services. City Council members have sought to ensure that all residents and businesses within the city have access to at least 1 gigabyte fiber service since at least 2019. However, failed negotiations with one company and proposals from other providers that didn’t meet the requirements the City laid out in the RFP it issued in December 2020 have forced staff to hit the reset button on the search. Later this week,... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Announces 2022 Regional Advocacy Priorities

December 14th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber CEO Paul Rumler, left, and Visit Quad Cities CEO Dave Herrell celebrate the launch of the new campaign with a confetti explosion Thursday at the Figge.

The Quad Cities Chamber has ambitious goals aimed at strengthening the regional economy. For the region to reach half a million residents and for the GDP to top $35 billion, public policies must be put in place to support and enhance efforts to grow. The Chamber’s 2022 Regional Advocacy priorities are focused on four key areas that work together to create a prosperous regional economy where all can thrive: Talent attraction and development Placemaking Foster a business-friendly environment Economic recovery from COVID-19 “The Quad Cities Chamber is asking state, local and federal elected... Read More

Community Home Partners In Rock Island Announces New CEO

December 14th, 2021
Community Home Partners In Rock Island Announces New CEO

Community Home Partners in Rock Island, Illinois is thrilled to welcome our new CEO John Chow. For 22 years, Susan Anderson led Community Home Partners (CHP) as CEO. She’s now retiring in January 2022, and John will be carrying on her hard work. The media is invited to attend a welcome reception for John on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Community Home Partners Offices at 227 21st Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 from 5-7 p.m. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. For additional information, contact Kathleen Vondran at 563-590-4762. John comes to us from the Housing Authority of Joliet where he... Read More

What’s The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

December 13th, 2021
What's The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

Happy holidays! In our stocking this month, in this season of giving and positive vibes, we’ve got a lot of great news about awesome things happening in the Quad-Cities! And every month, in conjunction with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we at QuadCities.com present What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the great things going on in and around the Q-Cs. So what’s the good news for December? Here ya go! Merry Christmas! Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer One of the world’s largest producers of silicones has selected... Read More