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Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

August 5th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

Tyla Sherwin-Cole, Executive Director of the Doris & Victor Day Foundation announced the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $701,000 for the current grant cycle. The grant awards to Scott and Rock Island County not-for-profit organizations and programs culminates a months-long review process, said Tyla. The directors strive to bring to reality the goal of Doris and Victor Day to make the Quad Cities a “better place.” Since its funding by a $10 million dollar gift from Doris Day Estate in 1987, the foundation has distributed $24.468 million dollars in grants and currently has assets... Read More

Rock Island High Schools Coaches Recognized by NAACP With Award

July 7th, 2022
Rock Island High Schools Coaches Recognized by NAACP With Award

Two Rock Island High School Basketball Head Coaches received the 2022 Charles and Annie Robinson Education Image Award from the Rock Island County NAACP at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet and Image Awards on June 25, 2022. Lady Rocks Basketball Head Coach Henry Hall will be starting his 5th season as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and had previously served 8 years as assistant coach. During his time coaching at Rock Island, the Lady Rocks have won 9 regional championships and are traditionally ranked in the top 15 in the State of Illinois. Rocks Basketball Head Coach Marc Polite completed his... Read More

KWQC-TV6’s Theresa Bryant Inducted Into Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame

June 28th, 2022
KWQC-TV6's Theresa Bryant Inducted Into Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame

KWQC-TV6’s Theresa Bryant was recently inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame! We congratulate Theresa on not just the honor but on her decades of awesome work as a fantastic broadcaster for the Quad-Cities! Here are some of the pictures from her ceremony:  Read More

Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

June 20th, 2022
Illinois Congressional Representative Bustos Votes to Pass Package Addressing Racial Disparities in Employment, Income, Wealth

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economic Justice Act – a comprehensive legislative package promoting racial and economic justice in employment, income, wealth, housing and access to credit. “A person’s race should never put the American Dream at further reach. But despite the progress we’ve made, our nation continues to face significant racial disparities in every part of our society,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “We must ensure that every American has access to opportunities to get ahead and stay ahead. That’s why... Read More

Rock Island High School Top Athlete Honor Awarded to Allison and Anderson

June 15th, 2022
Rock Island High School Top Athlete Honor Awarded to Allison and Anderson

The 2022 James O’Melia Jr. Athletic award was presented to Rock Island High School dual-sport athletes Emily Allison and Marieon Anderson on Wednesday, June 8 at a Rock Island-Milan Booster Club meeting. The James O’Melia Jr. Award is considered the highest honor that Rock Island High School bestows on student athletes. One male and one female receive the award each year. Emily Allison, a dual-sport athlete, has accomplished many accolades in volleyball as a 4-year Varsity Letter winner, who was named twice to the Quad City Times All-Metro Volleyball 1st Team, was selected an Illinois-Iowa... Read More

Western Illinois University to Host Virtual Leadership Conversation & Workshop June 29

June 15th, 2022
Western Illinois University to Host Virtual Leadership Conversation & Workshop June 29

The Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services, in conjunction with the QC GradCenter, will host the 5th annual Social Justice Summit from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Featured speaker Joshua Fredenburg will share insight on the intersection of leadership and social justice based on his book, R.E.D. Leadership: 15 Strategic Keys to Retaining, Engaging and Developing More Culturally Diverse Leaders of the Emerging Generations. Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of seven books, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Tedx speaker, certified... Read More

Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

May 25th, 2022
Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

Hello, #quadcities! Meet your new favorite rooftop destination! The Urban Reserve, a luxury event suite above Ms.BriMani’s Hair & Beauty Supply in #downtownrockisland, is officially open and accepting reservations . Congratulations to owner and curator Nicole Watson-Lam for completing this beautiful buildout, and thank you for your continued investment and leadership in #downtownri. The space speaks for itself – book it today for your next social gathering. #msbrimanisgotit #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness #visitquadcities #tagtheqc #whatsgoingupdowntownri For... Read More

RIMSD #41 Staff Recognized By YWCA of the Quad Cities

May 23rd, 2022
RIMSD #41 Staff Recognized By YWCA of the Quad Cities

The YWCA of the Quad Cities recognized several RIMSD #41 teachers and administrators as Ambassadors of Change at the annual Race Against Racism 5K event on Saturday, May 14. The nominees were given an award for taking a stand against racism in the work that they do in their careers and daily life. RIMSD #41 nominations: Brooke Greenwood, 6th Grade Teacher, Frances Willard Elementary Rita Jett, Behavior Interventionist, Edison Junior High School Jennifer Johnson, English/AVID Teacher, Rock Island High School Dr. Kathy Ruggeberg, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Jadiem (J.D.)... Read More

Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

May 10th, 2022
Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

The Davenport Community School District is hosting an inclusion Night Gala Wednesday, May 11, 2022. John Kliegl, CEO of Special Olympics Iowa, will be there to celebrate the partnership between Special Olympics and Davenport Schools and acknowledge all the wonderful things Davenport’s Unified Champion Schools have done this year. The event is happening 6:00-7:30 p.m. at The Stardust at 218 Iowa Street, Davenport. The Special Olympics Iowa CEO and Superintendent TJ Schneckloth will sign a board to solidify the partnership. Unified Students and parents will attend, mix and mingle to celebrate all... Read More

What’s The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 9th, 2022
What's The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

The weather is finally starting to become brighter, but regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, there’s always sunny news in the Quad-Cities! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with a smattering of that positive news in our What’s The Good News? column. So, what’s the good news for May? Read on… Bettendorf Teacher wins Art Education Leadership Award Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership... Read More