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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $100,000 in USDA Infrastructure Grants

April 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $100,000 in USDA Infrastructure Grants

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that nearly $100,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural infrastructure grants have been awarded to Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield, Illinois. “Our small cities and villages are the fabric of the Heartland and the drivers of our rural economy,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “Since I was elected to Congress nearly a decade ago, I’ve always prioritized ensuring that all of our communities receive the attention and support they deserve from the federal government. I’m so glad to announce that Morrison, Oquawka and Williamsfield,... Read More

Paul Named Western Illinois University April Employee of the Month

April 24th, 2022
Paul Named Western Illinois University April Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Office Manager Sheila Paul has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2022. Paul began working at WIU in June 2014, as a chief clerk in the University Bookstore. Between 2016-2017, she served as a chief clerk in the WIU Department of Kinesiology, the University Bookstore and the WIU Development Office. In 2018, she was reclassified by audit to staff clerk in the Development office and in April 2019, she became a staff clerk for Facilities Management-Vending Concessions and Transportation Services. In... Read More

Daytner Appointed Interim COEHS Dean At Western Illinois University

April 23rd, 2022
Daytner Appointed Interim COEHS Dean At Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Katrina Daytner, associate dean of the Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), been appointed interim dean of the college, effective June 1. COEHS Dean Francis Godwyll, who has served as dean since July 2020, has been named the education dean at Illinois State University. Daytner previously served as interim dean of the college from 2018-2020, and has been the associate dean since July 2015, after serving as the interim associate dean for one year. She joined Western’s faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor in the educational... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Presents $400,000 Check to Western Illinois University Quad-Cities Campus

April 22nd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Presents $400,000 Check to Western Illinois University Quad-Cities Campus

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) visited Western Illinois University’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline where she presented a $400,000 check for their small business programming. Bustos secured the federal investment through the Community Project Funding process. “Three years ago, I gathered community leaders from throughout the district I serve and held roundtables to hear directly from them about their local economies,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “And at each of these roundtables, I heard stories about local small business owners who needed help. While we may be on the... Read More

Celebrate National Bike Month with Moline Parks and Recreation

April 22nd, 2022
Celebrate National Bike Month with Moline Parks and Recreation

Celebrate National Bike Month with Moline Parks and Recreation and Cycle into Summer! Ride your bike (or stationary bike) 30 miles in 30 days.This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself (or your family/friends), explore trails around the Quad Cities, prepare for an upcoming ride or just enjoy a day outside!Register for the challenge, log your miles within the 30–day time frame, turn in your log before the deadline and earn your 2022 Mile Club t–shirt! Cycle Into Summer: May 1 – May 30Registration Deadline: April 29, 3:30pmFee: $15 per personCall 309–524–2424... Read More

Western Illinois University Hosting Bowlio for Polio April 24

April 21st, 2022
Western Illinois University Hosting Bowlio for Polio April 24

The Rotaract Club at Western Illinois University will co-sponsor a bowling competition, “Bowlio for Polio” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April. 24 at Diggers College Bowl in Macomb to raise money and awareness for polio eradication efforts. Polio is a life-threatening disease that has largely been eradicated through vaccination. Vaccinations since the 1950’s have led to the eradication of some strains of polio, but the disease still exists in some areas. In some areas, the fight against Covid-19 actually contributed to a spike in the rates of polio. Jackie Miller, Youth Services Director... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Availability of $156M in COPS Grants for Law Enforcement Agencies

April 21st, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Availability of $156M in COPS Grants for Law Enforcement Agencies

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is accepting applications for more than $156 million in grant funding. The COPS grant program supports law enforcement agencies with funding for additional law enforcement officers. The program aims to improve community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. “In order to keep our communities safe, it’s important our law enforcement agencies have the best tools and resources available to support their officers,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “This year’s... Read More

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

April 20th, 2022
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), at the Shedd Aquarium to kick off the state’s new tourism campaign, “Middle of Everything,” starring Illinois native, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress, and New York Times best-selling author, Jane Lynch — who is making her directorial debut with the campaign’s new TV ads. The ads will run in 20 markets across Illinois and seven neighboring states and will be seen on cable nationwide. A Spanish-language ad will also air in the Chicago market. To view the ads and other media assets... Read More

Quad Cities Business Journal Presents 90 Ideas In 90 Minutes Event Thursday

April 20th, 2022
Quad Cities Business Journal Presents 90 Ideas In 90 Minutes Event Thursday

The Quad Cities Business Journal (QCBJ) announced speakers for its first annual 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event today. The event invites nine Quad Cities leaders to share 10 of their best ideas and rules to live by that can be applied to any business. Each speaker will have five minutes to present. Speakers can discuss all 10 ideas or focus on a few, but registrants will receive all 90 ideas in an exclusive supplement. The event will be held Thursday, April 21 from 7:30 am.-9:30 a.m. at the Adler Theatre. Tickets are $43 per individual and $25 for students. Breakfast will be provided. For more information... Read More

Spears to Deliver Minority Health Month Keynote Address Tonight At Western Illinois University

April 20th, 2022
Spears to Deliver Minority Health Month Keynote Address Tonight At Western Illinois University

Dr. Reginald Spears will deliver the Minority Health Month keynote address at Western Illinois University at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Horrabin Hall, room 1. The address is titled “Improving Health Outcomes by Gaining Knowledge.” The event is open free to the public.      Read More