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The Time Traveler From 2714 Is Back, And You’re Going To Be Shocked…

January 14th, 2022
The Time Traveler From 2714 Is Back, And You're Going To Be Shocked...

He’s back. And what he’s got to say is going to shock you. Maybe. I guess it depends on your tolerance for shock. Anyway, as regular readers of this column know, I love reading about time travel, and the predictions of alleged time travelers. And while my all-time favorite is the legendary John Titor, one of my current favorites is a guy on TikTok who has gone by various names as he’s morphed his account. Currently he goes by the handle Aery Yormany, @aesthetictimewarper, and as he claims on his page, “I am back, I now travel to the past to unveil the truth.” And you... Read More

Snowstar Officially Open for Winter Season

January 13th, 2022
Snowstar Officially Open for Winter Season

Record-high December temperatures had Quad Citizens swapping snow gear for shorts — and Snowstar staff pushing back their opening. Now that the cold has finally arrived, Snowstar is officially open for the 2021-2022 season. “We’re running our snow guns nonstop to keep our tubing hill and terrain park covered for guests to enjoy,” said Doug Harper, co-owner along with his wife, Jen Harper. “Whether you’re 3 or 93, we’ve got something for everyone to do!” Visitors looking for a little winter fun will notice a number of changes this year — starting with an improved online ordering... Read More

Augustana College’s next studio show “Medea” provides a new take on a powerful classic

January 13th, 2022
Augustana College’s next studio show “Medea” provides a new take on a powerful classic

Augustana College Theatre Arts Department will present “Medea” by Euripides, translation by Nicholas Rudall, January 13 – 16, 2022. Performances on Thursday through Saturday will begin at 7:30 pm and 1:30 pm on Sunday. The production will be held in the Honkamp Blackbox Theatre located on the third floor of the Brunner Theatre Center. Rudall’s translation of this powerful classic for contemporary audiences provides compelling new insight into the Greek tragedy this which tells the story of Medea, who chose to save her future husband while destroying her own family. Now married to Jason,... Read More

Augustana College Holding Event For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2022
Augustana College Holding Event For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of the upcoming Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day Augustana College is hosting a panel discussion and movie, “College Behind Bars” .  It’s a four hour film directed by PBS’ Ken Burns & Lynn Novick and is available on Netflix.  The events on January 17th will highlight and explain how college in prison programs are part of the “dream of the beloved community” through the inspiring voices of formerly incarcerated students. The featured panelists will include men featured in the PBS documentary, members of the Bard Prison Initiative and the Augustana Prison Education... Read More

Illinois Covid Hospitalizations And Cases Roar To New Record, School Closings Skyrocketing

January 12th, 2022
Illinois Covid Hospitalizations And Cases Roar To New Record, School Closings Skyrocketing

Illinois set a new record for covid hospitalizations, with 7,353 Illinois hospital patients infected with the virus and 1,152 in intensive care unit beds, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, the cases per day set a new record with 32,173 per day over the past week, and school closings continued to rise this week as districts around the state went to remote learning and Chicago’s teachers remained out of classrooms. The IDPH reported 28,110 new confirmed and probable cases of covid over the last 24 hours, an increase from the previous day.... Read More

Registration deadline is approaching for Rock Island Cheer Program

January 12th, 2022
Registration deadline is approaching for Rock Island Cheer Program

Registration deadline is approaching for Rock Island Parks and Rec’s Cheer Program.   Cheer Program – We are excited to partner with Elite Athletics of QC. Elite will lead out cheer program and bring the best instruction to the community. Elite is a professional athletic company that specializes in power tumbling & cheerleading for all ages, both competitive and non-competitive. All boys and girls will learn all basic cheerleading movements and motions, sideline cheers, basic age appropriate stunts, jumps & basic level tumbling all while being choreographed into a Half-Time... Read More

Illinois Battling ‘Overwhelming’ Covid Numbers; More Schools Statewide Shutting Down

January 11th, 2022
Illinois Battling 'Overwhelming' Covid Numbers; More Schools Statewide Shutting Down

The latest covid-19 numbers in Illinois remain overwhelmingly high, but have scaled down a bit from record highs last week. However, in response to the general rapid rise in cases, more schools statewide are continuing to go to remote learning. The new numbers released today by the Illinois Department of Public Health showed 19,237 cases on Monday, the lowest number since Jan. 2. The state is now averaging 31,647 new cases per day, the first time the number has gone down since Dec. 27. The IDPH also reported 34 deaths in the last 24 hours, a statewide positivity rate of 13.4 percent on all tests... Read More

Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

January 11th, 2022
Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

Looking for some cooking inspiration or recipes? Need help with digital library services? Rock Island Public Library can help! Rock Island Public Library cardholders now have no-charge guest subscription access to the New York Times Cooking site and mobile app.  New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Paywall-free guest access is available to RIPL cardholders... Read More

Looking For A New Doggo? Meet Our Pet Of The Week… Arlo!

January 10th, 2022
Looking For A New Doggo? Meet Our Pet Of The Week... Arlo!

QuadCities.com is happy to partner with Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd W. Ave., Milan! Interested in adopting a pet? Check out our Pet of the Week every Monday! Today’s Pet of the Week is Arlo! The Quad City Animal Welfare Center Adoption & Education Center is located at 724 W. 2nd Avenue Milan, IL. Hours of operation are: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. from noon to 4:00 pm and closed on Sun., & Tues.  Read More

More Illinois Schools Moving To Remote Learning This Week Due To Covid

January 9th, 2022
More Illinois Schools Moving To Remote Learning This Week Due To Covid

Dozens of Illinois schools have moved to remote learning, and more are joining them this week, as covid infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reached skyrocketing new highs over the last week. Thousands of students and staff in the Chicagoland area are now in remote learning or going to remote this week, and a group of Quad-Cities area schools — those of the Prophetstown Lyndon Tampico school district — have moved to remote learning and canceled boys basketball due to the massive surge of covid cases in their district, and they might not be the last, as Moline High School... Read More