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Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

May 13th, 2021
Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

Derek Watts, the interim director of the Western Illinois University’s Office of Public Safety (OPS), has been named the director of the department, effective June 1. Watts has served as the interim director since March 2019. He becomes the first internal candidate named to the director/chief position. Watts joined OPS in 1998 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to corporal in 2006 and to sergeant in 2009. A 1996 and 2015 graduate of the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Watts was promoted to lieutenant in 2018. He started his law enforcement career with the Bushnell... Read More

Samantha Klingler Named COAP Employee of the Year

May 13th, 2021
Samantha Klingler Named COAP Employee of the Year

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Samantha Klingler, director of the Student Development and Success Center at Western Illinois University, has been named the WIU 2021 Employee of the Year by the Council of Administrative Personnel (COAP). The annual award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a COAP member who has far exceeded their duties. “Samantha has been a positive role model for their staff and WIU as a whole. Her leadership skills have afforded their unit the opportunity to not only grow, but thrive beyond expectations. The resilience, grit and determination Samantha modeled during... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

May 13th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

The Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Saturday, May 22nd, at 2:00pm at the Music Guild Theater. Under the direction of Valeree Pieper, Moline and accompanied by Randin Letendre, also of Moline, the Youth Chorus will present a program entitled Songs of the (QCMG) Season, which features selections from some of Music Guild’s past productions, such as Singin’ in the Rain and Oliver as well as the upcoming summer productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mamma Mia and Matilda. The songs include Singin’ In the Rain, Consider Yourself, Comedy Tonight, Take a Chance... Read More

The Late Nite Shows return to The Black Box Theatre on Saturday, May 22

May 13th, 2021
The Late Nite Shows return to The Black Box Theatre on Saturday, May 22

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – to The Black Box Theatre stage, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30PM. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching... Read More

Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

May 12th, 2021
Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

Like many hospitality businesses during the past year, the 113-year-old Quad-Cities institution Lagomarcino’s has had a very hard time since the pandemic. As Wednesday afternoon’s beautiful blue skies blanketed the area, brighter days are ahead with the recent installation of a new parklet outside the ice cream parlor  and confectionary at 1422 5th Ave., Moline. This is the first such parklet in the Quad-Cities area, said Geoff Manis, Main Street program manager for the City of Moline and Moline Centre. It is defined as “a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on... Read More

Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

May 12th, 2021
Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like to shine a spotlight on the POSITIVE things going on in the Quad-Cities? Would you like to go to concerts and events for FREE and write about them? Well, QuadCities.com is looking for interns for the summer and beyond into the school year! We’re seeking people interested in writing, podcasting and doing vlogs and video shows for our website covering the arts and entertainment scene and positive news in the Quad-Cities.  We’re also looking for potential interns to sell advertising and work with advertising clients, if that’s something... Read More

Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

May 11th, 2021
Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

The long and painful Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the mental health of most everyone, but Katrina Eirinberg has been focusing on helping local families with young children. She is the mental health therapist (and a licensed clinical professional counselor) for SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what’s happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed — and often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear, Eirinberg said Tuesday. “With the pandemic, we’ve had to create a whole new... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

May 11th, 2021
YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

A dozen outstanding Quad Citizens will be honored as part of the YWCA Quad Cities 3rd-annual Race Against Racism on May 22, presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. A special recognition ceremony will be held at the post-race party at Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Village of East Davenport. The race started in 2019, featuring a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun-run; however, the most important part of this event is honoring individuals who are standing firmly and intentionally against racism and doing this through their words, choices and actions, according to a Tuesday YWCA release. “At YWCA Quad... Read More

It’s Taco Tuesday… Shop Local And Get Your Taco Fix At These Great Quad-Cities Restaurants!

May 11th, 2021
It's Taco Tuesday... Shop Local And Get Your Taco Fix At These Great Quad-Cities Restaurants!

If you’re puttin’ on the ritz and looking to celebrate Taco Tuesday tonight, why not shop local and get some delicious Mexican food from the variety of awesome local restaurants here in the Quad-Cities? If you’re down for some south-of-the-border eats and wondering which local hot spots are still open for delivery, carry-out or curbside, well, wonder no more, QuadCities.com has got you covered, with our spicy list of local Mexican restaurants open and ready to take your orders for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, margaritas and more! Here, we offer you a list of local Mexican restaurants,... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For Spring/Summer Season!

May 10th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For Spring/Summer Season!

The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming spring/summer season. Auditions will be held at the theatre located in downtown Moline at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, IL on Saturday, May 15 from 10 am to noon. If you are unable to attend the audition, please contact the theatre at thebbtheatre@gmail.com and arrange for a video audition to be delivered no later than May 15th. Roles open include: Hate Mail – One male, one female. Late 20’s – early 30’s (these are readers roles and require nominal memorization.) Runs late May early June. I and You – One male (must be African American)... Read More