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BREAKING: Illinois Region 2 Covid Numbers Continue To Look Ominous For Quad-Cities

April 11th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Covid numbers for Illinois Region 2, which includes the Illinois Quad-Cities, continue to worsen, bringing our area ominously close to potential mitigations, according to data released over the weekend. As earlier reported on QuadCities.com, covid-19 numbers in Illinois Region 2, which includes the Quad-Cities area, have been surging over the past two weeks, putting the area at risk for mitigations and a shutdown of some activities. Region 2 has seen a rise in covid cases for more than seven days, which would put it in danger of having some mitigations reinstated; it has seen three... Read More

Weather Programs, ‘Fever’ Tryouts, Cornhole And More Highlight This Week’s FUN10

April 11th, 2021

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Shop Local! Eat Local! Check Out QuadCities.com’s List Of Area Restaurants

April 10th, 2021

So, looking for a place to order dinner tonight? Check out our awesome listing of area restaurants offering carry-out, drive-through and pickup options! QuadCities.com offers you a list of local restaurants, bars and cafes that serve up a number of your favorite dishes. If you have information about a businesses not listed here, please feel free to send a quick email to eat@quadcities.com. Quad City Pizza Company 2724 Avenue of the Cities Moline            (309) 797-5600 Will be offering Carry Out & Delivery (expanded temporarily to Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Rock Island and Coal... Read More

BREAKING: Genesis Hospitalizations Rising For Younger Patients, Lowering For Older Patients

April 9th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: More younger people are being hospitalized for more severe covid-19 symptoms, however, fewer older patients required hospitalization for COVID-19 illness in February and March as vaccines became available, according to Genesis Health System statistics. While numbers are reducing for Quad-Citians over 50, Genesis Medical Centers experienced a rise in hospitalizations for patients ages 0-to-49. “We are seeing more admissions in younger age groups and some of these patients are sicker,’’ said Kurt Andersen, M.D., senior vice president of physician operations and chief medical... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Quad-Cities Covid-19 Numbers Rising, Area Could See Another Shutdown

April 9th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois’ Region 2 could be headed backwards towards another, at least partial, shutdown, if covid-19 numbers continue to break in the wrong direction. The Illinois Quad-Cities is a part of Illinois Region 2, which includes Peoria and its surrounding areas, and those spots have been a hotbed for rising covid cases in the last two weeks, according to reports. Peoria County is the eighth worst county in the United States over the last week, relative to their population, according to a report by the New York Times based upon numbers from throughout the United States. That has... Read More

New Q2030 Nonprofit Group Forming, Executive Director and $400K Sought

April 8th, 2021

Nearly six years after launching the Q2030 regional action planning process, leaders of Q2030 are creating a new stand-alone nonprofit organization. They’re seeking its first executive director, to start this summer, and raising $400,000 to implement the long-range plan. The new organization – announced Thursday — includes a diverse board representing the business, government, nonprofit and education sectors within the Quad-Cities. The first four champion organizations – Quad Cities Chamber, Quad Cities Community Foundation, United Way Quad Cities and Visit Quad Cities – have strengthened... Read More

Bag It! American Cornhole League Tourney Rockin’ Quad-Cities This Weekend

April 7th, 2021

For the first time ever, the American Cornhole League (ACL) will hold an event in the Quad Cities with the ACL Open #7 on April 9-11, 2021. The ACL promotes and develops cornhole as a sport for any age and any skill level.  Their tournaments are regularly seen on ESPN.  There are 15 conferences across the U.S. and the Midwest Conference is home to one of the largest player bases in the country. “We are thrilled that the American Cornhole League (ACL) will help the Quad Cities make history by hosting their first event in the QC and at the Bend XPO,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Welcoming Mark Torgl To East Moline’s Rust Belt

April 5th, 2021

Midwest Monster Fest 2021is proud to announce Mark Torgl adding him to the September 3rd-5th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Mark Torgl is an American actor. Among Troma fans, he is best known for playing Melvin Ferd in The Toxic Avenger and has also appeared in The First Turn-On, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, Return of Nuke ‘Em High and Toxic Tutu. Mark is joining the kickass list of celebrities September 3rd-5th to come meet you, sign autographs and take pictures! You do not want to miss this great time in September! Get your tickets now at Co-Op Records... Read More

What’s The Good News For April, Quad-Cities? Here’s Your POSITIVE News For The Month!

April 5th, 2021

Spring is here, the weather is looking better, and there’s an optimism in the air! Things are looking good, Quad-Cities! And so, it’s a great time to check out some of the POSITIVE news and stories from around the area, which we do every month in our What’s The Good News feature on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news this month? Let’s find out… New Book Offering Advice To Teenagers Yours truly, Sean Leary, is working on a new book, Advice To A Teenager, based upon advice I’ve learned, been given, and will be giving to my son Jackson, who... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Launches New “Bring It QC” Campaign

April 5th, 2021

If you have a personal or professional event you typically go out of town for, Visit Quad Cities wants you to consider bringing it back home. Visit Quad Cities – the area’s destination management marketing organization — officially launched its new “Bring It QC” initiative today, April 5. The program is designed to connect Quad Citizens with the Visit Quad Cities team to identify potential new meetings, events, conventions, and conferences that could be held in the Quad Cities regional destination. Many Quad Citizens travel out of town to attend conferences, professional association... Read More