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Quad City Arts Seeking Entries For Public Sculpture

March 2nd, 2021

Quad City Arts announces the open Call for Entries for public sculpture to be considered for exhibition in the Quad Cities on a one-year lease. Currently, the cities of Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline participate in the program with their own selection committees who choose from the available sculptures for pieces that provide points of interest, inspire discussion, and attract visitors to the community. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the Quad Cities since 2002. All the sculptures are for sale and can be purchased by individuals, businesses,... Read More

Meet Our Pupper Of The Week… Sophie!

March 2nd, 2021

Got a perfect pupper? A great good boi? A darn awesome doggo? QuadCities.com wants to feature your dog in our new Pupper Of The Week feature! Just send a picture of your pet with their name, your name, and a sentence or two about them and we’ll post their pic and story on QuadCities.com. Message your doggo pics and info to Sean@QuadCities.com. And get ready to check out some cool doggos on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com! This week’s pupper is Sophie, the doggo of Linda Ruebling! Here’s what Linda says about her pupper: This is Sophie. We rescued... Read More

“Into the Woods” Holds New Weight and Meaning for Augustana Performers

March 1st, 2021

The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” – done at Augustana College this past weekend for very limited, campus-only audiences – was a cathartic, unprecedented experience for its young performers. The emotional 1987 musical, combining classic fairy tales and an original story about a baker and his wife, is full of longing, doubt, adventure, danger, hope, grief and perseverance in normal times. But of course, these aren’t normal times, and in the first partnership among Augie’s musical theater, opera and orchestral programs, the student actors found the fantastical tale... Read More

Rock Island Should Go Back To 3 a.m. Closing For Downtown

March 1st, 2021

Imagine it’s Super Bowl Sunday, pre-covid. You’re in your home, minding your own business, watching TV, having a couple beverages with a number of friends, having a good time. Across the street, you see lights on in your neighbors’ houses. You see cars out front. They have guests too, and all of you are enjoying a weekend night. Suddenly, the evening is split by the flashing lights and squeal of two police cars, and an ambulance in tow, roaring down your street and pulling up to your neighbor’s house. Everyone is looking out the windows to see what’s going on. You all see your neighbor... Read More

Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

February 28th, 2021

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms Addresses 2 a.m. Bar Closing, Issues With District

February 26th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Controversy erupted with the ferocity of a barroom brawl on social media Monday night after the Rock Island City Council voted 4-3 to indefinitely maintain a 2 a.m. closing time for bars in the downtown Rock Island District area. It’s worth noting that one of the people voting against the measure was alderman Dylan Parker, whose ward includes the District. The other two were Ivory Clark and Dave Keenan. It’s also worth noting that Parker’s vote against the continued closure is representative of the opinions of his constituency, the bar owners, which were hoping that the council... Read More

WVIK Postpones Michele Norris “Hidden Conversations” Event Until 2022

February 25th, 2021

Like many other events throughout the Quad-Cities, a 2020 special event that was rescheduled once, is being postponed again, to 2022. WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is moving “The Power of Words” with Michele Norris to March 10, 2022. This event was originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, and was moved to March 11, 2021, when the Covid pandemic and related shutdowns made a live event with hundreds of attendees impossible. “As a radio station, we do remote engagement all the time. The opportunity to meet an on-air personality live is the primary draw for our event,” WVIK director of development... Read More

Like Blues Music? Check Out Kavanaugh’s Jam In Rock Island Tonight!

February 24th, 2021

Kavanaugh’s Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Hilltop area of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island. And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam. So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!  Read More

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Brings Medicine to Davenport Barbershop

February 24th, 2021

A Davenport barbershop will have a permanent health station installed that will provide access to health information, resources, and education, and be the site of health screenings and in-person provider education. The health station, part of the “Medicine in the Barbershop” partnership between UnityPoint Health – Trinity and 4 Sher Cut & Style, is partially funded through a grant from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Business Leadership Network Community Grant program. It will help advance health and wellness for African-American men while offering a health access point... Read More

Kids Can Talk About Their Pets In Rock Island Library’s Virtual Show-And-Tell

February 24th, 2021

The Rock Island Public Library Children’s Department will host a virtual show-and-tell about pets via  Zoom at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 25. Each participant will have time to share details about their pet, its name, and what makes it special. “Show and tell is a great way for kids to practice verbal skills and language, and pets are always a popular subject,” said Ranell Dennis, Rock Island Children’s Librarian. “Join us as a family to tell us what you love best about your pet.” The event is for children in kindergarten through 6th grades and their families. Registration is due... Read More