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‘We’re In For A Very Difficult Few Months’: Shutdowns, Overwhelmed Hospitals, On The Way, Pritzker Says

November 16th, 2020

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker sounded a somber and sometimes irritated note during his daily press conference on covid-19 today, warning “we’re in for a very difficult few months” and saying we might very soon get to a point where he has “no other choice than to have a mandatory shutdown.” “What will it take to make this real for you?” Pritzker said. “Do we have to reach a positivity rate of 50 percent like we’re seeing in Iowa today? Are you waiting for your health care workers to get sick to a point where you don’t have enough staff in the local... Read More

Enough With The Political Crap. People And Small Businesses Are Hurting. Pass The Damn Stimulus.

October 20th, 2020

I’m sick of the politics. I’m sick of the politicians. With more people struggling than ever, with more businesses closing, with the covid numbers increasing yet again, just like the scientists predicted (amazing how you can listen to intelligent, learned people and get accurate predictions on what’s likely to happen, isn’t it?), IT’S TIME TO PASS ANOTHER STIMULUS BILL TO HELP PEOPLE STRUGGLING FROM COVID. I wrote another story today, one of probably over 100 this year, about a business closing down due to covid. This time it was Big Swing, in downtown Rock Island,... Read More

Glory Days Garage Band Rolls Into Bishop Hill

June 14th, 2020

Bishop Hill Creative Commons is looking forward to the day of crowds and dancing! In the meantime, Glory Days Garage Band will put on a streaming Rock ‘n’ Roll Party from the Bishop Hill Creative Commons for you to enjoy on your favorite device. Join Glory Days Garage Band for some Summertime Rock ‘n’ Roll Magic Sunday. June 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1034545910275653/ for more information.  Read More

Stomp Over To Long Grove For Strawberry Stampede

June 12th, 2020

The 36th Annual Strawberry Stampede in Long Grove, Iowa is on! This year’s event will be spread throughout three day, Friday Jun 12 – Sunday Jun 14. Participants will pick a day and time that works best for them. Available times can be found on the race form. RACE FORMS can be found at the following locations: Eldridge: Post Office Lobby, Classic Concepts Dental, NS Foods, Eldridge Fitness Center, Snap Fitness, Subway, Hungry Hobo, Eastern Iowa Bakery, New Hong Kong, Commercial Printers, Rudy’s Tacos. Post Office Lobbies: Long Grove, Donahue, McCausland, Princeton, Camanche, Grand Mound,... Read More

Celebrate Earth Day With Nahant Marsh Cleanup Saturday

June 12th, 2020

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by helping to spruce up the Nahant Marsh during the annual cleanup. Spring Cleanup at Nahant Marsh (4220 Wapello Avenue Davenport) will take place this Saturday Jun 13 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. Projects will be both light and heavy duty. Gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt. For more information, please visit https://xstreamcleanup.org/event/nahant-marsh-2020-spring-cleanup-6132020.  Read More

Iowa Quad-Cities Schools Closed Through End Of School Year

April 17th, 2020

According to an announcement just made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all Iowa schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, with distance learning via computer remaining in place through the end of the curriculum year. Chicago’s NBC 5 just broke the story, and QuadCities.com broke the story locally, that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement at 2:30 p.m. today closing all Illinois schools through the end of the current curriculum year. According to the Iowa story posted by KWWL News 7 Iowa City, the state school districts will be required to continue... Read More

Illinois Quad-Cities Schools Remaining Closed For Rest Of The School Year

April 17th, 2020

According to a story released a few minutes ago on Chicago’s NBC 5 affiliate, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement closing Illinois schools for the remainder of the school year today at 2:30 p.m. The announcement will be part of Pritzker’s daily coronavirus briefing, which you can watch live here According to the story, distance learning via computer, which was put in place over the past week, will remain in effect through the end of this current school year. There was no information regarding graduation ceremonies, other events, or grading or other policies. The... Read More

Unite Quad-Cities Offering Way To Help Area Businesses Monday

April 6th, 2020

“Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery,” a 24-hour giving event on Monday, April 6, will include a six-hour telethon hosted by KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands at Davenport’s River Music Experience and Quad-Cities businesses, and a local family, have stepped up to offer a challenge match for it. The first $150,000 donated this Monday will be matched dollar-for-dollar. All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The challenge match is made possible thanks to a $50,000 gift from First Midwest Bank, a $30,000 gift from Sears... Read More

Ever Wanted To Be A Writer, Videographer Or Podcaster? Join The QuadCities.com Team!

April 4th, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Here’s your chance! QuadCities.com is seeking interested and hard-working high school and college students for our internship program. Interns will get professional experience (and potentially college or high school credit, depending on your school’s program) writing, doing videos and podcasting for the fastest-growing media site in the area, your site for fun, free, local entertainment and positive news, QuadCities.com! Want to find out if it’s right for you? Send an email telling us why you want to be an intern and a couple of samples of your work (any... Read More

Get Free Beer, Olive Garden, Wedding Quiznos On Leap Day

February 27th, 2020

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your wedding catered by Quiznos, then getting hammered on free booze and sharing Olive Garden desserts during the reception, then this year’s Leap Year Day is your lucky day. This Saturday, Feb. 29, marks 2020 as a Leap Year. It also offers you the opportunity to cash in on some free promotional deals from companies looking to get a little extra publicity for their generosity. So, allow me to oblige them and inform you of your chance to get everything from free beer to free desserts to free catering for your wedding. Freebie deals on Saturday, Feb. 29: Miller... Read More

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