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Western Illinois University Agriculture Alumnus Named National Teach Ag Champion

October 27th, 2021
Western Illinois University Agriculture Alumnus Named National Teach Ag Champion

Western Illinois University School of Agriculture Alumnus Riley Hintzsche has been named a National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Teach Ag Champion. Hintzsche, a Streator Township High School agriculture teacher, and FFA chapter advisor, graduated from WIU in 2014, with a degree in agriculture education. He is one of three agriculture teachers nationwide to win the honor this year. Teachers were selected based on their passion and dedication to transforming agricultural education into a more inclusive and diverse profession, while cultivating the next generation of leaders, problem... Read More

Happy Taco Tuesday! Shop Local At Quad-Cities Taco Stops With Our Handy List Of Restaurants!

October 26th, 2021
Happy Taco Tuesday! Shop Local At Quad-Cities Taco Stops With Our Handy List Of 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, bars... Read More

Western Illinois University’s Sharon L. Robinson Passes Away

October 26th, 2021
Western Illinois University's Sharon L. Robinson Passes Away

Retired Western Illinois University Building Service Worker Sharon L. Robinson passed away Monday, Oct. 25, in Macomb. Cremation has been accorded and there will be no formal service. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date. Robinson began working at WIU in August 1980, and retired in July 2008. She is survived by her husband, William; her children, Tammy, Angie, and Ryan; nine grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters. For additional obituary information, visit dodsworthfh.com.  Read More

Flu-Free Quad Cities Offers Family Friendly Flu Vaccination Clinic TODAY!

October 26th, 2021
Flu-Free Quad Cities Offers Family Friendly Flu Vaccination Clinic TODAY!

The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will offer four family vaccination clinics providing protection against seasonal influenza Tuesday, Oct. 26 at TaxSlayer Center, Moline, from 3-6 p.m.; and, Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 3-6 p.m. at Brady Street Stadium, Davenport. These clinics will provide free seasonal influenza vaccinations to all ages. Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities has provided more than 100,000 free flu vaccinations since the origin of the program in 2007. The vaccinations are available at elementary schools throughout the region. Consent forms for vaccination are required. The form can be... Read More

Quad Cities Cruisers Cruising Into Freight House Wednesday

October 26th, 2021
Quad Cities Cruisers Cruising Into Freight House Wednesday

The Quad Cities Cruisers are holding their latest car show, the Farmer’s Market Cruise In, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Freight House, 421 E. River Drive, Davenport! The event is free and open to the public. Come check out the cars!  Read More

Moline Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle win Mid-America Emmy

October 26th, 2021
Moline Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle win Mid-America Emmy

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films received a Mid-America Emmy® Saturday evening for their short documentary “Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings” in the Environmental/Science category. The Rundles’ films have been nominated nine times. “Our sincere gratitude for this important win goes to all involved in this production,” producer Tammy Rundle said. “And, a big thank you to Lora Adams and WQPT-PBS for the qualifying broadcast and their ongoing interest in our films.” “Our hope was that the film would bring more awareness to this important environmental subject and inspire... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Tammy And Kelly Rundle Win Emmy For ‘Over And Under: Wildlife Crossings’

October 25th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Tammy And Kelly Rundle Win Emmy For 'Over And Under: Wildlife Crossings'

Fourth Wall Films Tammy and Kelly Rundle are finally Emmy WINNERS! The duo posted the following on social media: Our film “Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings” won an Emmy last night! A HUGE thank you to Lora Adams and WQPT-PBS for the qualifying broadcast and all of your support! Our sincere gratitude to Ross Gipple, Mark Edwards, BeWildReWild, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for entrusting us with this important project. #MindTheSigns #bewildrewild For more information, click here.  Read More

Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management Interviews Set At Western Illinois University

October 25th, 2021
Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management Interviews Set At Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Three candidates have been invited to interview for the assistant vice president for facilities management position at Western Illinois University. Troy Rhoads, interim assistant vice president for facilities management at WIU, will interview Monday, Oct. 25; Joe Roselieb, executive director of auxiliary services and risk management at WIU, will interview Thursday, Oct. 28; and Kevin Rushing, regional manager of National Management Resources Corporation of LaGrange, GA, will interview Friday, Oct. 29. An open session will be held via Zoom at 2:15 p.m. for each candidate. Individuals... Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More