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Fundraising Efforts Complete for New Galesburg Public Library

December 1st, 2022
Fundraising Efforts Complete for New Galesburg Public Library

After 15 years of dedicated work, community support, and generous donations, the Galesburg Public Library now has the funding needed to complete its new project. The groundbreaking for the new library occurred last April and construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2024. The Galesburg Public Library received a $15.3 million grant from the State of Illinois which covered 75% of the total cost of the library. The grant was submitted in 2013 and required a significant action plan and will require several years of follow-up actions in accordance with the grant requirements. “We are so thankful... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

November 19th, 2022
Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

Change. We undergo transformations every day of our lives, in ways small and significant, in ways good and bad. Sean Leary’s “Does The Shed Skin Know It Was Once A Snake?” offers 11 award-winning short stories dealing with the life changes many of us face, and the positive ways in which our lives can transform, even in difficult times. “Shed Skin” is available in bookstores and webstores worldwide  as a print book and eBook for every eReader format. It is also available direct from the author at seanleary@seanleary.com and Leary will be signing copies of the book from noon... Read More

Galesburg Public Library Receives Major Grant To Help With Expenses

November 2nd, 2022
Galesburg Public Library Receives Major Grant To Help With Expenses

The Galesburg Public Library stands on stronger financial footing now that the Galesburg Community Foundation’s matching grant has been met. This year, The Galesburg Community Foundation (GCF) offered a 2:1 match grant challenge to the community to help raise over $700,000 in funds for the new Galesburg Public Library. The challenge offered a strategic pathway for donors to connect with the Galesburg Public Library Foundation (GPLF). “We wanted to give the library a tool that would allow them to connect with members of the community and have a centralized place where the entire community would... Read More

Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For October!

October 24th, 2022
Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For October!

We all need a little good news sometimes. That’s why, once a month, QuadCities.com teams up with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” for What’s The Good News? It’s a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around our community. Here’s the good news for this month! Local Ghosthunters’ Show Hits Top 5 On Netflix 28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers... Read More

Matching Grant Goal Met for Galesburg Public Library Foundation

October 5th, 2022
Matching Grant Goal Met for Galesburg Public Library Foundation

The Galesburg Public Library stands on stronger financial footing now that the Galesburg Community Foundation’s matching grant has been met. This year, The Galesburg Community Foundation (GCF) offered a 2:1 match grant challenge to the community to help raise over $700,000 in funds for the new Galesburg Public Library. The challenge offered a strategic pathway for donors to connect with the Galesburg Public Library Foundation (GPLF). “We wanted to give the library a tool that would allow them to connect with members of the community and have a centralized place where the entire community would... Read More

Illinois’ Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series presents Angela Meyer Today

July 10th, 2022
Illinois' Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series presents Angela Meyer Today

The Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series continues with musical artist Angela Meyer on Sunday, July 10, at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg. Growing up in rural Iowa, Meyer first encountered music as a child on her grandparents’ record player. Picking up a guitar at age 15, she began writing her own songs. She now makes her home in the Quad Cities and recently released her new album “Legions and Legends.” Meyer’s acoustic set will incorporate many genres. Featuring country and western music, she will play both original and cover tunes. Meyer’s performance will be in... Read More

Hey John Deere Classic Fans! Looking For A Great Quad-Cities Restaurant? Check Out Our HUGE Local Restaurant Listings!

July 1st, 2022
Hey John Deere Classic Fans! Looking For A Great Quad-Cities Restaurant? Check Out Our HUGE Local Restaurant Listings!

Looking for a place to get a meal in the Quad-Cities? Check out our awesome listing of area restaurants offering carry-out, drive-through and pickup options! QuadCities.com offers you a list of local restaurants, bars and cafes that serve up a number of your favorite dishes. If you have information about a businesses not listed here, please feel free to send a quick email to eat@quadcities.com. Quad City Pizza Company 2724 Avenue of the Cities Moline            (309) 797-5600 Will be offering Carry Out & Delivery (expanded temporarily to Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Rock Island and... Read More

Greet the Christmas dawn at the Colony Church in Bishop Hill

December 7th, 2021
Greet the Christmas dawn at the Colony Church in Bishop Hill

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are welcome to attend a nondenominational church service at 6 a.m. Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25 in the Colony Church. The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn.” Christmas morning in Sweden begins with attendance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, the service has been a tradition in Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the community’s Swedish heritage. Constructed in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend the worship service at the restored Colony... Read More

Richmond Hill Players Cover All The Holiday Classics in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”

November 26th, 2021
Richmond Hill Players Cover All The Holiday Classics in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”

Richmond Hill Players concludes its 2021 season with the holiday comedy Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), written by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carlton, and James FitzGerald.  It will be presented Thursdays through Sundays, December 2-12 at the Barn Theatre in Geneseo. The show takes a little of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” mixes in “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and “It’s A Wonderful Life,” then adds touches of “A... Read More

LATEST: Will Illinois Employers Be Able To Fire Employees For Refusing Covid Vaccinations?

October 30th, 2021
LATEST: Will Illinois Employers Be Able To Fire Employees For Refusing Covid Vaccinations?

BREAKING: Illinois employers could very soon be allowed to fire employees who refuse to get vaccinated or comply with other covid-19 regulations. The Health Care Right of Conscience Act amendment bans employees from using their moral beliefs as a reason to refuse to comply with a workplace’s covid mandates, which could include mandatory vaccinations. The Illinois Senate voted 31-24 to approve the proposal late Thursday night. This measure passed out of the House on a 64-52-2 vote Wednesday. The new amendment now heads to Gov. JB Pritzker to be signed into the law, and it certainly looks... Read More