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What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 18th, 2022
What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

The weather outside is frightful, but the good news is so delightful! We’re back again with What’s The Good News, our team-up every month with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” to highlight some of the great news going on in and around the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for January, Quad-Cities? Glad you asked! Rock Island Math And Science Helps QC Paws Rock Island Center for Math & Science raised $1,000 for QC Paws through its Leader in Me service project “Cause for 4 Paws”! Students and staff raised funds through various fundraisers the school held and presented... Read More

BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Announces Candidacy for Illinois’ 72nd District State Representative

January 17th, 2022
BREAKING: Thurgood Brooks Announces Candidacy for Illinois’ 72nd District State Representative

BREAKING NEWS: Thurgood Brooks announced today that he will run for Illinois’ 72nd District state representative seat. Announcing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mr. Brooks enters the race with Dr. King’s words in mind – “The time is always right to do what is right.” Thurgood Brooks’ strategic plan for district 72 centers on talent development for existing and green energy economies, creating safe, vibrant, and inclusive cities, and improving access to attractive and affordable housing. Thurgood Brooks is a community builder and organizer who believes deeply in the power of Rock Island... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Hosting Movie And Discussion On Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16th, 2022
Rock Island's Augustana College Hosting Movie And Discussion On Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Wheeler Named Advisor of the Month at Western Illinois University

January 2nd, 2022
Wheeler Named Advisor of the Month at Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Council of Academic Advisors has named College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advisor Kenneth Wheeler as the Advisor of the Month for November. Wheeler was nominated by at least two of the students he advises, including one who said he goes “above and beyond in discussing future classes with me and listened to everything I had to say to make sure we were both on the same page in getting me prepared for my future plans.” The nominee also said Wheeler is very responsive when they have questions or concerns. “He is very positive... Read More

Fr. Stan Fortuna Brings The Jazz To Davenport’s Redstone Room Sunday

December 19th, 2021
Fr. Stan Fortuna Brings The Jazz To Davenport's Redstone Room Sunday

On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Polyrhythms’ exceptional Third Sunday Jazz Series returns to the Redstone Room at River Music Experience, with Fr. Stan Fortuna (a professional bass player before he became a priest) and his quartet in concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Polyrhythms/Quad Cities Jazz Festival, Ltd., is a longstanding grassroots non-profit group of community and cultural arts advocates that evolved from the Louie Bellson Jazz Festival.    Read More

What’s The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

December 13th, 2021
What's The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

Happy holidays! In our stocking this month, in this season of giving and positive vibes, we’ve got a lot of great news about awesome things happening in the Quad-Cities! And every month, in conjunction with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we at QuadCities.com present What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the great things going on in and around the Q-Cs. So what’s the good news for December? Here ya go! Merry Christmas! Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer One of the world’s largest producers of silicones has selected... Read More

Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

December 11th, 2021
Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! The next two Sundays will be special for longtime friends Shellie Moore Guy of Rock Island and Nate Lawrence of East Moline. Tomorrow, Dec. 12, Guy — a well-known local storyteller, poet and author – will make her second appearance with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in as many months, in a 3 p.m. Holiday Brass concert in Davenport. On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Polyrhythms’... Read More

Black Voices Matter Holding Coffee Fundraiser Through Dec. 10

December 8th, 2021
Black Voices Matter Holding Coffee Fundraiser Through Dec. 10

Black Voices Matter is online fundraising with Creative Coffees through Dec. 10, 2021. Creative Coffees offer an assortment of amazing coffee, two teas, and two instants with guaranteed satisfaction. All products will be shipped directly to you within 48 hours once the order is received and have our own label for our cause. There is free shipping when you order $50.00 or more. Please click on this link which will take you to our fundraising platform. We appreciate your support!  Read More

Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

December 1st, 2021
Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

Black Voices Matter is online fundraising with Creative Coffees through Dec. 10, 2021. Creative Coffees offer an assortment of amazing coffee, two teas, and two instants with guaranteed satisfaction. All products will be shipped directly to you within 48 hours once the order is received and have our own label for our cause. There is free shipping when you order $50.00 or more. Please click on this link which will take you to our fundraising platform. We appreciate your support!  Read More