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BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of ‘Significantly Greater Mitigations’ For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

September 7th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of 'Significantly Greater Mitigations' For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

BREAKING NEWS: As covid numbers continue to spike higher, and officials dread numbers after the bustling Labor Day weekend celebrations, Illinois Gov. JB Pritkzer has warned the state could be hit with “significantly greater mitigations” if the state’s covid metrics continue to slide downward. New covid-19 cases statewide jumped 18.3 percent over the past week, with nearly 6,000 reported today so far alone, according to statistics from Covid-19 Illinois. Nearly every county is now at a ‘warning level’ for Covid-19, and the entirety of Southern Illinois has only one ICU bed... Read More

67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series Of Drag Racing Tears Into Cordova TODAY!

August 27th, 2021
67th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World Series Of Drag Racing Tears Into Cordova TODAY!

Tickets are available at RaceCIR.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts StoresCordova, Ill – The 67 Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing features a star-studded lineup including three-time Top Fuel Champion Larry Dixon and Funny Car driver Jack Wyatt, who has burning nitro since 1987. The historic event takes place August 27-29 at Cordova International Raceway. A second-generation racer, Dixon has over 60 national-event wins, including four victories in the prestigious U.S. Nationals. He will face Wyatt in a Funny Car (Wyatt) v. Top Fuel (Dixon) bout, as both look to add to their... Read More

Four Drag Racing Legends Inducted Into Drag Racing Hall Of Fame At Cordova This Weekend

August 27th, 2021
Four Drag Racing Legends Inducted Into Drag Racing Hall Of Fame At Cordova This Weekend

CORDOVA, Ill. – Four legends and contributors to the sport of drag racing will be inducted into the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Saturday, August 28 at Cordova (Ill.) International Raceway. Each inductee will receive a plaque to commemorate their achievements located in the pavilion. Additionally, each inductee will also receive a lifetime pass to Cordova International Raceway. The Class of 2021 Inductees for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing Hall of Fame are: Rick Jones A man with over 30-plus years of experience,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Announcing Vaccine Mandate For Teachers, School Employees; Schools Going Virtual Learning Again?

August 25th, 2021
A greater portion of people in Scott County have been fully vaccinated than Rock Island County -- 58% compared to 50%.

BREAKING NEWS: According to several reports, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will announce early Thursday a covid-19 vaccine mandate for all school employees in K-12 and higher education facilities statewide, with potential further mitigations and possible virtual learning plans looming. All educational system employees will be mandated to get the covid-19 vaccination or submit to regular testing for covid, reports say. Sources also say that there is a potential that Illinois schools could go to a hybrid model or full virtual learning if covid-19 numbers do not improve. Already, several schools,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Bringing Back Statewide Mask Mandate For Covid; Other Mitigations On The Way?

August 25th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Bringing Back Statewide Mask Mandate For Covid; Other Mitigations On The Way?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is bringing back a statewide indoor mask mandate, and Governor JB Pritzker will announce it, and possibly other statewide covid-19 mitigations, in a press conference tomorrow (Thursday), several sources are saying tonight. The mask mandate is expected to apply to anyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, echoing the same mask mandate brought back to Chicago two weeks ago, and to Cook County surrounding Chicagoland last week, as reported by QuadCities.com. QuadCities.com had previously reported this afternoon that new mitigations were being considered... Read More

World Series Of Drag Racing ROARS Into Cordova This Weekend! Here’s What You Need To Know…

August 24th, 2021
World Series Of Drag Racing ROARS Into Cordova This Weekend! Here's What You Need To Know...

CORDOVA, Ill. — The 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, the world’s longest continually running drag racing event, returns to Cordova International Raceway August 27-29. The 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing features the most exotic racing machines on the planet, including fire-breathing Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars, ground-pounding Pro Mods, and a gravity-defying Wheelstander. Event Date: Friday, August 27 – Sunday, August 29 Spectator Parking – enter venue through Gate Two off Hwy. 84 Racer, RV, and Camping... Read More

Arnie ‘The Farmer’ Beswick Serving As Grand Marshal For 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series Of Drag Racing

August 24th, 2021
Arnie 'The Farmer' Beswick Serving As Grand Marshal For 67th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World Series Of Drag Racing

Drag Racing legend Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, August 27-29 at Cordova International Raceway. Beswick will participate in pre-race ceremonies Saturday evening. Additionally, he will be available for meet and greets as well as autographs Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing start at just $35 for Friday, $45 Saturday, and $15 Sunday. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $15 for Friday, $15 for Saturday, and $5 for Sunday. A three-day... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Marks Worst Day For Covid Since January, New Mask Mandates Coming?

August 23rd, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Marks Worst Day For Covid Since January, New Mask Mandates Coming?

BREAKING NEWS: The latest surge of covid-19 delta variant infections has roared through Illinois, pushing the state to its highest one-day total in covid cases since late January and its highest week for infections in months. This comes the same day that new indoor mask mandates go into effect throughout the entirety of Cook County, requiring everyone over the age of two to be masked in indoor public spaces, regardless of whether they’re vaccinated. Businesses also must post signs on all entrances telling customers about the rule. Given that the new, wider mask mandates into Cook County come... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Roar Into “High” Red Alert, Shutdowns Beginning?

August 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Roar Into "High" Red Alert, Shutdowns Beginning?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 numbers in all counties have broken into the “red alert” high level for infections, according to new statistics from the Illinois Department of Health. As of the latest stats released yesterday, in 100 of the 102 Illinois counties, the levels are at “substantial to high transmission.” In addition, ALL of the Illinois border counties in Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky, are seeing a surge and are in the red. Zones four and five in Illinois are over 10 and 9.5 percent, respectively, with 12 percent being the number to trigger... Read More

Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

August 6th, 2021
Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, All Sweat presents Abbey Road, new shows open at Music Guild and Playcrafters, Bix Fest celebrates 50 years, the fair continues to rage on, there’s outdoor music, art exhibits and more as well in this week’s Weekend!  Read More