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Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

August 3rd, 2021
Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 has created challenges for many college students and their families across the nation, and Western Illinois University is working to ease the financial stress that is affecting its students as a result of the pandemic. According to WIU Financial Aid Director Bobbi Smith, the WIU Office of Financial Aid has in place the financial circumstance appeal to generate a new review of financial aid eligibility using projected 2021 income versus earned 2019 income. “If students and their families have been financially impacted by the pandemic, we encourage our students... Read More

Western Illinois University President Huang Continues Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour With Moline Stop

August 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University President Huang Continues Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour With Moline Stop

Western Illinois University’s 12th President Guiyou Huang will be hitting the road once again as part of his Inaugural Alumni & Friends Tour, this time heading to Moline, IL, and to Texas. WIU alumni and friends are invited to join Huang, members of the WIU Board of Trustees and Alumni Programs Director Amy Spelman as they stop on Aug. 3 at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Drive in Moline, IL, from 4-7 p.m. for complimentary social/open house. The tour will continue with four stops in Texas, including Monday, Aug. 30 (San Antonio); Tuesday, Aug. 31 (Austin); Wednesday, Sept.... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Debuting ‘Matilda’ Next Weekend

August 2nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Debuting 'Matilda' Next Weekend

Quad City Music Guild will present “Matilda: The Musical” August 6-7-8 & 12-13-14-15, with shows Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11. Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.... Read More

Western Illinois University Dance Faculty Member Travels the Midwest to Watch Students’ Summer Performances

August 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University Dance Faculty Member Travels the Midwest to Watch Students' Summer Performances

For Western Illinois University Dance Instructor Donald Laney, investing in the professional lives and summer performances his students are involved in this year is a trait he learned as a young child. Laney has spent much of his time this summer putting many miles on his car, traveling to watch the shows WIU students are performing in across the Midwest. The journey started after Laney spent six weeks this summer teaching at the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts. At about the same time, he began seeing photographs on social media of the shows his students were part of. “I... Read More

Where’s The Beef? Find Out In Our Local Restaurant Listing Of The Quad-Cities’ Best Burger Joints!

August 1st, 2021
Where's The Beef? Find Out In Our Local Restaurant Listing Of The Quad-Cities' Best Burger Joints!

It’s a beautiful day, the smells of grills are wafting through the air, and we at your freewheelin’, magical site for entertainment and features, QuadCities.com know what you need. That’s right, some juicy tips on how you can get a damn fine burger here in the Quads. Whether you’re looking for an awesome pub-style patty off the grill or something off the wall, we’ve got the beef – that’s because we’ve got a beefy listing of local restaurants offering carry-out, delivery, and pickup where you can get a tasty burger. QuadCities.com is happy to bring you this, your go-to listing of... Read More

Western Illinois University BOT Retreat Set for Aug. 2-3 at WIU-QC Campus

August 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University BOT Retreat Set for Aug. 2-3 at WIU-QC Campus

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will hold its annual board retreat Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 2-3 in Riverfront Hall Rooms 103/104 on the WIU-Quad Cities campus. The Board retreat will be live-streamed (audio livestream only) on WIU’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/user/WesternIllinoisU. The retreat will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 with a public comment portion, followed by one action item. The retreat will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. The retreat is scheduled to adjourn at 2 p.m. No action items are on the Board’s Aug. 3 agenda. The full... Read More

Meli’s Pancake House Is A Wonderful Addition To Downtown Moline

August 1st, 2021
Meli's Pancake House Is A Wonderful Addition To Downtown Moline

Meli’s Pancake House is wonderful. Today’s breakfast was an impromptu stop at Meli’s Pancake House. I didn’t expect to find a classic diner, however I’m always up for surprises. This isn’t your usual Mom and Pop breakfast place, it’s something more. While the menu is full of the regular staple items, it offers a comfort in knowing anything you choose will be amazing and fit for your needs. Whether a giant stack of fluffier than life pancakes or a perfectly cooked steak and eggs, the staff is there to make sure you’re happy. The decor and feel gives tribute... Read More

Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

August 1st, 2021
Over One In Ten Quad-Citians Could Be Evicted Today. What Can You Do To Find Help?

Over 14 percent of Quad-Citians could face evictions today after the expiration of the rent moratorium due to covid-19. In June, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who were unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 was extended through July 31, 2021 — yesterday. That was intended to be the final extension and another has not been reached. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their... Read More

Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

August 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 has created challenges for many college students and their families across the nation, and Western Illinois University is working to ease the financial stress that is affecting its students as a result of the pandemic. According to WIU Financial Aid Director Bobbi Smith, the WIU Office of Financial Aid has in place the financial circumstance appeal to generate a new review of financial aid eligibility using projected 2021 income versus earned 2019 income. “If students and their families have been financially impacted by the pandemic, we encourage our students... Read More

Racing At Cordova, Outdoor Concerts, ‘Matilda’ And More In This Week’s FUN10!

August 1st, 2021
Racing At Cordova, Outdoor Concerts, 'Matilda' And More In This Week's FUN10!

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,... Read More