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Retired Western Illinois University Library Specialist Mary Beth Smith Passes Away

November 24th, 2021
Retired Western Illinois University Library Specialist Mary Beth Smith Passes Away

Retired Western Illinois University Library Specialist Mary Beth Smith, of Macomb, passed away Monday, Nov. 1 in Rushville, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services are planned. Smith began working at WIU in November 1980, and retired in June 2016. She is survived by her ex-husband, Randy Smith; one brother, Anthony; and two sisters, Kathleen and Nancy. Additional obituary information can be found at clugston-tibbitts.com.  Read More

Western Illinois University Waiving Application Fee Through Nov. 30

November 23rd, 2021
Western Illinois University Waiving Application Fee Through Nov. 30

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for domestic undergraduate, graduate and general studies students who apply to WIU (wiu.edu/apply) through Nov. 30. Domestic high school seniors, transfer students and graduate degree seeking students, as well as those applying through the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, who apply for admission to Western, will have the application fee waived during the fee waiver month through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. To apply, visit wiu.edu/apply. For more information about WIU scholarships, visit wiu.edu/scholarships.  Read More

Quad City Storm Stay Hot On Road Trip, Return Home This Weekend

November 23rd, 2021
Quad City Storm Stay Hot On Road Trip, Return Home This Weekend

The Quad City Storm collected five of six possible points on this past weekend’s three game road trip. Thursday in Birmingham the Storm beat the Bulls 5-2 in the two team’s first matchup of the season.  The Bulls struck first in period two to take the first lead of the game.  Quad City answered with three straight scores by Taylor Pryce, Shane Bennett and Pryce’s second of the night.  Kasey Kulczycki got the Bulls back within one before Filip Virgilli scored for the Storm and made it 4-2.  Nick Mangone added an empty net goal to set the final score at 5-2. The following night in Pensacola... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘Christmas Carol: On The Air’

November 23rd, 2021
The Black Box Theatre is at 1623 5th Ave., Moline.

Christmas comes to the Black Box Theatre as they present “Christmas Carol: On the Air,” featuring the classic Dickens story amongst the trappings of a 1940’s radio show. The cast includes Kayla Jo Pulliam Mendoza, Wendy Czekalski, Matt Walsh, Renaud Haymon, Scott Tunnicliff, Scot Gehret, Patrick Gimm, Patti Flaherty, Dee Canfield, Tom Vaccaro and Adrienne Jane Evans. Directed and designed by Lora Adams with Light design by David Miller. “I decided to adapt the story myself because we have done a number of radio plays and I thought it might be fun to add my own spin on it,” said Adams.... Read More

Rock Island County Health Department Releases Latest Illinois Covid-19 Numbers

November 22nd, 2021
Rock Island County Health Department Releases Latest Illinois Covid-19 Numbers

The Rock Island County Health Department reports one COVID-19 death: a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized. The total number of deaths is now 383. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer and public information officer of the Rock Island County Health Department. The health department also reports 166 cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Friday. The total number of cases is 20,009. Currently, 25 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of newly infected patients is 32. “We crossed... Read More

Super Awesome Christmas Time Coming To Moline Centre This Weekend

November 22nd, 2021
Super Awesome Christmas Time Coming To Moline Centre This Weekend

Analog Arcade Bar and Lopiez Pizza are spreading maximum holiday cheer with their holiday pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time, taking place in Moline City Centre from November 27th through December 31st. This pop-up features over 30,000 Christmas lights, 1,000 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more. “Since a lot of people couldn’t celebrate the holidays like they wanted to in 2020, we wanted to go really big this year, “ Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We wanted to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.” This... Read More

New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

November 22nd, 2021
New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

Luke Vermeire of Rock Island and his Quad City Music Guild cast of “Holiday Inn” have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The week after this holiday, they will put on the Irving Berlin musical (based on the classic 1942 film that gave the world “White Christmas”), from Dec. 1 to 5 at the Prospect Park Theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Vermeire, a 20-something first-time director, was in the cast for July’s “Mamma Mia!” at Guild, and noticed no one had applied for “Holiday Inn” by then. “I said, how great would it be if I applied having no directing experience?” he... Read More

McGarry Honored With Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award

November 22nd, 2021
McGarry Honored With Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award

MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University Assistant Professor Jenny McGarry has been chosen as the recipient of the WIU Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award. McGarry, a faculty member in WIU’s Department of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences, was presented with her award at a recent campus potluck. A nameplate for her honor will be installed on the award board on the third floor of the Quad Cities Complex. The award recognizes McGarry’s leadership in expanding the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, as the organization’s faculty advisor. WIU-QC has a long... Read More

Moline Police Stepping Up Drunk Driving Enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

November 20th, 2021
Moline Police Stepping Up Drunk Driving Enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

The Moline Police Department is coordinating with the Illinois DOT, Illinois State Police and around 200 other local police and sheriff’s department to remind motorists to “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. “As friends and family gather to celebrate, we want to remind them it is up to them to make the smart decision and drive sober,” said Moline Police Chief Darren Gault. “It’s simple: if you’re going to drink or use other impairing substances, don’t drive. Our officers will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired... Read More

HOUSE Yourself A Great Local Burger With QuadCities.com’s Burger List!

November 20th, 2021
HOUSE Yourself A Great Local Burger With QuadCities.com's Burger List!

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