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Local Author Connie Wilson Scares Up Fun With ‘Color Of Evil’ Series

April 14th, 2021

A real-life literary scream queen of horror could be haunting a book store near you. Prolific local author Connie Corcoran Wilson has written dozens of books in various genres, although the ones that have scared up the most attention, sales and awards have been those in the horror genre, particularly her “Color of Evil” series, which is available worldwide in bookstores and online stores. “I’ve written the books as novels and screenplays, which have won multiple awards, and I’m in the process of pitching them around trying to get them made into films,” Wilson... Read More

New Davenport Museum Staffer Sitting Pretty in Pink at Dream Job

April 8th, 2021

Erika Holshoe has traveled from one end of the U.S. to the other, and to Europe, to pursue her passions. The bubbly 25-year-old is now in her dream job as new assistant director of the German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. It marries her affection for her own family’s German heritage, German culture, language, and her love of museums. Holshoe has hustled since she began work here in January to conceive, research, assemble and install the latest GAHC exhibit – “Who? What? Wear? German Costume and Culture,” which opens Friday, April 9 and runs through Aug.... Read More

BREAKING: Sangeetha Rayapati Defeats Stephanie Acri In Hotly Contested Moline Mayoral Race

April 6th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: In a race marked by divisiveness and strife, with a flashpoint of dark money fliers featuring misspelled accusations sent out to voters, Sangeetha Rayapati has defeated Stephanie Acri for Moline Mayor. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rayapati had 61 percent of the vote to Acri’s 39 percent. with 6, 319 votes cast. Acri won the mayoral race in 2017 as a write-in over incumbent Scott Raes after Raes challenged her candidacy and the candidacy of then-challenger Bob “Mr. Thanksgiving” Vogelbaugh over them allegedly misnumbering their applications. At the time,... Read More

BREAKING: Mike Thoms Narrowly Wins Re-Election For Rock Island Mayor

April 6th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: In a surprisingly clean-fought yet vigorously challenged campaign, Mike Thoms has won re-election for Mayor of Rock Island over energetic and impressive challenger Thurgood Brooks. According to official results, Thoms won 52-48 percent with a little over 5,000 votes cast. This is Thoms’ second term. He won over a number of challengers in an open field in 2017 after then-mayor Dennis Pauley decided not to run for a third term. The Thoms/Brooks contest was marked by its vigorous intellectual and political debate, with the more centrist Thoms facing off against a decidedly more... Read More

New Video Offers Sneak Preview Of Future Bison Bridge Location

March 22nd, 2021

The Bison Bridge Foundation debuted a new video today of the proposed site for the future National Park! The video displayed a panoramic view of the current bridge and the future spot for the National Park, as previously reported on QuadCities.com, which would include a bison crossing, breathtaking views and other amenities. The video can be seen here. The foundation also posted the following on its social media: What will be the location of the new I-80 Bridge? The Iowa and Illinois DOT is in the first phase of replacing the current I-80 Bridge, which includes an environmental study. They... Read More

Looking To Brighten Up Your Home With Some Plants? Check Out Quad City Botanical Center

March 22nd, 2021

Looking for some new plants for your home this spring? The Quad City Botanical Center is taking orders for its annual Plant Sale, with curb side plant pick up Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. Friday pick up is for members only 3 PM – 7 PM. Saturday pick up is for the general public 9 AM – 12 PM. Members and the public are invited to pre-order plants by April 18. Details about plant pick up are on the website’s plant sale page, qcgardens.com/plant-sale This year, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials are included in the sale. Individual plants are available for... Read More

Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding

March 19th, 2021

The morning after he gave a visionary talk on repurposing the I-80 bridge across the Mississippi River, Chad Pregracke was back at the Rust Belt Friday to push the process of gathering public support for the planned Bison Bridge. Jake Ford, director of government affairs with the Quad Cities Chamber, led a morning legislative forum on the project with Pregracke, president/founder of Living Lands & Waters; Matthew Hughes, consultant with MRH Solutions, Kevin Marchek, retired engineer from the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Illinois state Sen. Neil Anderson. Before the meeting, Quad... Read More

QuadCities.com And Harris Pizza Are Teaming Up For A Delicious Deal!

March 19th, 2021

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BREAKING: Chad Pregracke Expounds On Plans To Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park

March 18th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS/EXPANDED INFORMATION: As reported first earlier on QuadCities.com, Mississippi River cleanup champion Chad Pregracke and a newly formed foundation unveiled conceptual plans tonight (March 18) for repurposing the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi River into a wildlife crossing and pedestrian parkway called Bison Bridge. Pregracke, president/founder of Living Lands & Waters, joined fellow members of the new Bison Bridge Foundation at East Moline’s Rust Belt to announce the grassroots effort and professional concept for the existing Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge. “I truly believe... Read More

Rock Island Mayoral Candidate Thurgood Brooks Releases 100 Day Plan

March 15th, 2021

Rock Island Mayoral Candidate Thurgood Brooks has released an ambitious 100 Day Plan which he will be striving to achieve in his first 100 days in office should he be elected over current Mayor Mike Thoms in the April 6 elections. The plan is as follows: To hear Brooks talk about elements of his plan and his campaign, listen to our conversation on the podcast QCUncut here.  Read More