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2020 Augie Grad a Keynote Speaker at Global Suicide Prevention Event

September 23rd, 2020

Haley DeGreve just graduated from Augustana College in May, but the Alleman High alum and Moline native already has become a national advocate in the fight for suicide prevention. On average, there are 132 suicides per day in the U.S., totaling 48,344 in 2018 (the most recent data available). The rates have been rising steadily since 2000 — by 35 percent overall, across most age groups. DeGreve is worried about future generations and what effect this catastrophic pandemic will have. In July, DeGreve was on the podcast of Kevin Hines, a leading suicide prevention activist, and she’ll be a keynote... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Offers Homebound Resources Program

September 23rd, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library recently introduced a Homebound Resources service to deliver library materials to Rock Island and Milan residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound. “Though we’ve always allowed patrons to designate an official representative to pick up and return materials for them, that’s sometimes not convenient or even possible,” said Victoria Schoess, Director of Circulation Services for the Rock Island Public Library. “We created the Homebound Resources service to deliver materials to those who don’t have a representative and can’t get out.”  Homebound... Read More

Western Illinois University Food Pantry Open Thursdays During Pandemic

September 23rd, 2020

MACOMB, IL – During this time of unprecedented events, the Western Illinois University Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food or other essential resources. The pantry is open for all students, staff and faculty in need every Thursday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to visit the pantry, contact Casey Hendrickson at cv-hendrickson@wiu.edu or Emily Shupe at er-shupe@wiu.edu.  Read More

Huntington’s Disease Walk Being Held In Galesburg October 4

September 12th, 2020

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) Illinois Chapter will be hosting the Galesburg Virtual Team Hope Walk on Sunday, October 4. Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families. A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get to choose your own course, you can walk in your driveway, neighborhood, in your house and even on... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 9th, 2020

We’re headed into fall, and there’s plenty of good news to report around the Quad-Cities, even in the midst of a challenging year. And every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands Live team up to give you What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities? It’s a fun look around at some of the positive things going on in our community. Here’s the good news for September 2020: Pupper Of The Week And It’s Caturday With so much negativity around the world, QuadCities.com is trying to bring as much positive news and good vibes to the area media as possible. Along those lines, QuadCities.com... Read More

Hog Days Stampede Goes Virtual

September 4th, 2020

The 2020 Hog Day Stampede goes virtual this year! As part of the run, participants will run/walk their own 4-mile course anytime during traditional Hog Day Festival (September 4-7). There will be no official course to run and no set time to start – you get to choose! You’ll be able to submit your race results and pictures to us and we will post them on our Virtual Stampede site. Stampede founder Nelson Lay and volunteer Jay Cone’ marked the traditional Stampede course in mid-August to help local participants with their training.  Also, perennial Hog Days fixture Matt Michalik will be... Read More

Body, Mind & Spirit Expo

August 27th, 2020

Peaceful River Creations is hosting the 3rd Annual Body, Mind & Spirit Expo this Saturday Aug 29 at the Riverfront Event Center (516 S 1st St. Clinton). Pre-registration is not required. Tickets are $10.00 in advance on Eventbrite, or at Peaceful River Creations (246 5th Avenue S. Clinton). Tickets are $15.00 at the door. For more information, please visit https://bodymindandspirit.info/. Vendors This will be a place for like-minded individuals to come together in the spirit of fun, self-exploration, self-empowerment, and self-improvement. Learn from experts in the field and have some new experiences.... Read More

Bettendorf’s Family Museum Closing August 9-23

August 2nd, 2020

Due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening in late May, the Family Museum will be closed and all staff will be furloughed August 9-23, 2020. This decision was made with guidance from the City of Bettendorf Administration and the City Finance Department. It is necessary to help ensure the future of the Museum’s programs and activities. In addition to the two week closure, vacated job positions will not be rehired. These 8 positions result in a 24% decrease in staff. Also, beginning August 9th, the Family Museum will no longer be open on Sundays. The Family Museum closed from March... Read More

Family Museum in Bettendorf Aims to Save $300K, Closes 2 Weeks in August

July 31st, 2020

The Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, will save about $300,000 by closing two weeks in August, furloughing its staff, and leaving nine open jobs unfilled, among other budget cuts. The city-owned museum – which reopened May 22 after closing nine weeks due to Covid-19 — will be closed Aug. 9-23, due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening. The decision by director Kim Kidwell was made with guidance from the city of Bettendorf administration and city finance department, to help ensure the future of museum programs and activities. “Just looking at our... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fair Canceled Due To Quad-Cities Leap In Covid-19 Cases

July 14th, 2020

A little more than two weeks after the Mississippi Valley Fair announced it would scale back its offerings this year, including no big-name grandstand acts, on Tuesday it said it would cancel the 101-year-old tradition altogether. The fair, at 2815 W. Locust St., was scheduled for Aug. 4-9. “We have continued to work closely with the Scott County Health Department to ensure that if we put on a fair this year we met all the requirements of the principles shared by both organizations,” MVF general manager Shawn Loter posted Tuesday on Facebook. “Health leaders determined our safety plan was... Read More

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