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Craig Cooper Running For Iowa House Of Representatives District 81

January 20th, 2022
Craig Cooper Running For Iowa House Of Representatives District 81

Craig Cooper announced today he will be a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives. Cooper will be a Democratic candidate in Iowa House District 81, which includes neighborhoods of West Davenport and Northwest Davenport. Cooper will retire from Genesis Health System as senior communications specialist at the end of January. He also is a former sports and business reporter at the Quad-City Times. Cooper has lived in the district for 43 years. “This is an exciting opportunity to represent residents of District 81 and most importantly, to give them a voice in decisions made that will impact... Read More

Here’s A Trend That Needs To Start: How About A National Better Parenting Day?

December 17th, 2021
Here's A Trend That Needs To Start: How About A National Better Parenting Day?

I don’t feel like writing anything funny today. Just not in the mood. For the second consecutive Friday, I, and millions of other parents across the country, have had to deal with a bunch of hysteria over kids allegedly threatening to shoot up schools. In fact, this week’s threat went nationwide, as a trend on TikTok calling for a National Shoot Up Your School Day swept viral with such speed that by Thursday afternoon, schools across the country were all sending out e-mails telling parents about it and saying they were stepping up security, and would understand if parents wanted to... Read More

Moline City Council WRONG To Raise Property Taxes In Vote TONIGHT, Says Moline Alderman

November 9th, 2021
Moline City Council WRONG To Raise Property Taxes In Vote TONIGHT, Says Moline Alderman

In advance of tonight’s Moline City Council meeting, QuadCities.com has agreed to publish this guest editorial from Mike Wendt, 3rd Ward Alderman of Moline. Interested in contacting your alderman and telling them to vote NO to increasing your taxes? HERE is a link to all of the contact information for the Moline City Council. By Mike Wendt, 3rd Ward Alderman of Moline My fellow Moline residents, I wanted to give you an update on what is happening regarding your property taxes and the First Reading of the property tax levy ordinance that will occur on Tuesday November 9th and its possible... Read More

New Independent Business Journal Launches in the Quad Cities

November 6th, 2021
New Independent Business Journal Launches in the Quad Cities

The Corridor Media Group, Inc., publisher of the weekly Corridor Business Journal (CBJ), will be launching a new Quad Cities Regional Business Journal (QCBJ) in the coming weeks. The new business journal will cover local and regional business news in the greater Quad Cities area including the counties of Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer in Illinois, and Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine counties in Iowa. The news content will be distributed through daily e-mail newsletters, a dynamic website and its flagship, a bi-weekly (26/annually) printed publication. The QCBJ newsroom will be led by Editor Jennifer... Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms Running For Illinois State Senate

October 14th, 2021
Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms Running For Illinois State Senate

The following story is shared from WVIK News as part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with WVIK. To see the full story click here. Republican Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms is running for the Illinois Senate. Thursday morning he began a several-stop announcing tour of the new 36th Senate district. If elected, he says his focus would be on the economy and jobs. “More jobs, more rooftops. More rooftops, more retail. More retail, more income. And that’s how we do it. We need to generate new income for the state of Illinois, not continue taxing the existing people that are here, more... Read More

Only ONE Person Thought ‘Star Wars’ Was Going To Be A Success, And There’s A Lesson In That

October 1st, 2021
Only ONE Person Thought 'Star Wars' Was Going To Be A Success, And There's A Lesson In That

It’s important to have the vision to see the potential of someone or something, and not just the sight to see what they are now. In early 1977, George Lucas screened an early cut of “Star Wars” for a number of filmmakers and studio executives. It was before all the special effects were finished on the film, and there were still some cuts that needed to be made. ALMOST every single person there hated it. The executives walked out, at the afterparty filmmaker Brian DePalma infamously tore it to shreds with his critique, and Lucas was understandably depressed. Only ONE person... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island Will Not Be Selling Off Its Water And Sewer Services

September 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island Will Not Be Selling Off Its Water And Sewer Services

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island has stopped exploring selling off its water and sewer services to a private company. The city issued the following statement this afternoon: “The Rock Island City Council is suspending further exploration into the privatization of the City’s water and sewer utilities. The elected officials and staff of the City of Rock Island are continually looking for ways to provide high quality and cost-efficient services to its citizens.  For the past 18 months, the City has gathered information related to the potential privatization of the City’s water and sewer... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

September 8th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks, who recently led the charge to pass The Resolution to improve relations between police and the Rock Island community, is considering a run for lllinois State Representative for the 72nd District, which includes the Quad-Cities. The current representative, Mike Halpin, announced today he would be leaving the seat to run for State Senate. Brooks, who was narrowly defeated in the Rock Island Mayoral election earlier this year, has been extremely active in the community, from his work as a football coach with Rock Island High School to his various charitable projects and... Read More

Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

September 1st, 2021
Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

Will Iowa residents, schools and businesses be forced by the federal government to comply with mask mandates and other covid-19 restrictions? This is the big question as a battle royale shapes up between Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Biden administration’s Education Department, and the Iowa Supreme Court, headed up by a Republican judge who was appointed by Reynolds in 2018. This week, Iowa was nailed with a civil rights investigation by the Biden administration’s Education Department over Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to ban mask mandates. The federal government investigation levels the charge... Read More