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Did Chinese Scientists Build A ‘Terminator 2’ Style Liquid Robot?

January 27th, 2023
Did Chinese Scientists Build A 'Terminator 2' Style Liquid Robot?

How many times do we have to flirt with disaster? How many times does God have to shake his head at us and wonder why we do stupid things? How many times do our scientists have to mess around with something potentially deadly and awful, in the ostensible name of doing something good, knowing full well that it could go very, very, wrong? Well, hot off of reports that there may have been a cover-up of Terminator-like robots killing a bunch of scientists in Japan, we’ve got the news that scientists at The Chinese University of Hong Kong have designed human-shaped robots made of liquid metal, just... Read More

WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

January 26th, 2023
WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding their third on-air/online  “The Auction is at Your House.”  The event will air on WQPT January 26 from 8 to 10 pm, while bidding starts on-line January 17. Items can be viewed before the on-air portion of the auction by visiting wqpt.org/auction. Bidders need to sign up before they can begin bidding. Click on an item and a link will pop up. It’s very easy – people bid using their phone placing bids in real time. Some of the highlighted items include artwork by Spike O’Dell, an autographed football from Chicago Bears defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad,... Read More

An Ode To Chicago’s Most Famous Cuisine, From Iowa’s Doc Kaalberg

January 26th, 2023
An Ode To Chicago's Most Famous Cuisine, From Iowa's Doc Kaalberg

The year is 1929. The Great Depression has started and folks are hungry. Chicagoans say “Hold my hot dog…I got you.” The origin of the Chicago Dog, is wrapped up in a time when folks were working hard and needed a nutrious yet delicious meal. The components of the Chicago Dog saved the working class and have stayed unchanged since the original rolled up and out of a hot dog stand. All Beef frank, not boiled but steam cooked and held in warm water for upto 20 to 30 minutes. Boiling makes your Frank’s tough. The steam and hold gives that perfect snap. Nathan’s... Read More

QCSportsNet Hosting Rock Island Vs. Moline Listener Challenge This Weekend

January 26th, 2023
QCSportsNet Hosting Rock Island Vs. Moline Listener Challenge This Weekend

Fans of Moline Boys Basketball have been setting records this season for listenership to live, free play–by–play on QCSportsNet.com. Saturday’s game vs Chicago Simeon set the all–time record for most listened to regular season basketball game in the history of the network! Now, in the Riverfront Grille Rock Island vs Moline Listener Challenge, Rocky fans have a chance forrevenge, on or off the court, when the teams tip off this Friday. QCSportsNet.com will have twoseparate live broadcasts at Wharton Field House, with Ken Jacoby calling the action for Rock Island,and Joe Winkel... Read More

Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

January 25th, 2023
Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

Sometimes, as she thinks about her future, Lila Teitle thinks of Jayne Lee Andreseen. She never knew Jayne, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 13 after a courageous battle with a rare form of pediatric cancer. But as the most recent recipient of the Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial Scholarship, she carries Jayne’s story forward with her. “It was such an honor to be picked for this special scholarship,” said Lila, now a first-year student on the pre-med track at Duke University. “The Andreesens and the scholarship committee were kind enough to put their faith in me to go out, study, and help... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Launches 2023 Valentines for Veterans Drive

January 25th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Launches 2023 Valentines for Veterans Drive

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced the launch of his Valentines for Veterans drive. Residents, schools, and organizations in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District are invited to create handmade valentine’s cards and deliver them to Congressman Sorensen’s district office in Rock Island starting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, through Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM CT. Once received, valentines will be distributed to veterans across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.   “Our veterans have sacrificed so much to keep our nation safe,” said Sorensen. “This Valentines... Read More

Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Local Restaurant Community

January 25th, 2023
Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Local Restaurant Community

Celebrating and supporting the local hospitality industry, Visit Quad Cities announces that QC Restaurant Week returns on March 20-26, 2023.  QC Restaurant Week offers visitors and Quad Citizens a meaningful opportunity to experience some of the region’s many restaurants. Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities’ local economy, and our QC identity includes our local restaurants to help set us apart from other destinations.  QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from participating businesses and to continue to eat locally to support our... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Opens Season With ‘Natural Shocks’ Next Week

January 25th, 2023
Moline's Black Box Opens Season With 'Natural Shocks' Next Week

The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play “Natural Shocks.” Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is one act, tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning. The play deals with a difficult topic, and is not recommended for young children. The play’s production team includes:... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Delivers First House Floor Speech

January 24th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Delivers First House Floor Speech

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) delivered his first House floor speech focused on finding common sense solutions for Central and Northwest Illinois.  “I am focused on delivering results for my constituents, whether it’s lowering food, energy, or prescription drug costs, increasing good paying jobs in our communities, or protecting access to reproductive health care,” said Sorensen. “I promise to work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, on commonsense solutions that solve the problems Central and Northwest Illinois families and businesses face in their daily lives.”   Watch the entire... Read More

Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

January 23rd, 2023
Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

Western Illinois University and John Wood Community College (JWCC) officials and faculty members joined together today (Jan. 20) for a formal signing of a 2+2 agricultural articulation agreement at the new JWCC Agricultural Education Center. This Articulation Agreement, referred to also as a 2+2 Agreement, is for those students who transfer from JWCC with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agricultural Business and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science at WIU. Articulation agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic... Read More