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Cafeteria Karaoke! Rock Island Students Serenade Their Classmates Over Lunch

May 21st, 2022
Cafeteria Karaoke! Rock Island Students Serenade Their Classmates Over Lunch

If you stopped by Washington Jr. High School during lunch period, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll hear music. But it’s where the music is coming from that will surprise you when you step inside the cafeteria. Students will volunteer and confidently stand up in front of the entire cafeteria and sing karaoke. Covering a variety of songs by artists like Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. It all started after the school received a remodel. Part of that project was to remodel the school’s cafeteria. Staff had the idea to have a screen installed... Read More

Rock Island’s Speakeasy Invites You To Laugh Hard TONIGHT!

May 20th, 2022
Rock Island's Speakeasy Invites You To Laugh Hard TONIGHT!

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is back on May 20! Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets are only $3.00 for this show! This is a great stand up comedy show featuring many hilarious comedians from across the area! Reserve your tickets in advance to make sure you get in for the show! Your show emcee will be local comedian, Mike Andrales! This is a fun, inexpensive night out with friends! We do have selected food items available and a full bar! No charge for comedians who are participating in the show. Those attending must be 18 or older  Read More

St. Joe’s Open Mic Coffeehouse Brewing Up Fun Tonight In Rock Island

May 20th, 2022
St. Joe's Open Mic Coffeehouse Brewing Up Fun Tonight In Rock Island

St. Joe’s Open Mic Coffeehouse is brewing up fun from 6 to 8 p.m. TONIGHT at Parish House at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1600 – 20th Street, Rock Island. First Lutheran is between 17th and 20th Streets tucked into the “wedge” at the top of the hill near 18th Avenue, across from Longview Park. The event is free and open to the public.  Read More

Rock Island Schools Celebrate Students With Medal Of Honor Program

May 20th, 2022
Rock Island Schools Celebrate Students With Medal Of Honor Program

Every year the Rock Island-Milan School District hosts its “Medal of Honor” program. The program was held at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island. The purpose of this award is to honor outstanding students who have proven themselves to be all-around good students, good citizens, and caring individuals who bring with them a positive force that helps to influence the school to be a better place to learn and grow. Each school in the district asked its faculty to select students based on the following criteria: makes the most of his/her talents; makes others a priority and demonstrates this... Read More

QC Rock Academy’s Summer Kickoff Hits Rock Island Saturday

May 20th, 2022
QC Rock Academy's Summer Kickoff Hits Rock Island Saturday

Don’t miss QC Rock Academy’s Summer Kickoff Concert from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21st at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. This event is FREE and ALL AGES so bring the whole family for some live music right on the banks of the Mississippi. Learn more here: QC ROCK ACADEMY  Read More

Let’s Have Some Perspective On The Real Impact Of Elvis, Madonna, And Lil Uzi Vert

May 20th, 2022
Let's Have Some Perspective On The Real Impact Of Elvis, Madonna, And Lil Uzi Vert

Perspective: Basically NOBODY under 20 today knows who Elvis is. Hardly anyone knows who Paul McCartney is. Basically no one knows who the Bee Gees are. Nobody knows Madonna for her music, they know her for being a freaky looking plastic surgery casualty on TikTok. A small group are starting to discover Nirvana. Eminem and Snoop Dogg are old guys parents like. Also perspective: Basically NOBODY over 30 knows who Lil Peep is, who Lil Uzi Vert is, who Machine Gun Kelly is. Entertainment and pop culture are a distraction and escape from the real world, but one which can only be maximally utilized... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Skyrocket 174 Percent, Masks Returning To Some Schools

May 19th, 2022
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases Skyrocket 174 Percent, Masks Returning To Some Schools

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is in the midst of a massive covid-19 resurgence, as cases are up 174 percent over the last month and the state is averaging more than 6,000 new probable and confirmed covid-19 cases per day, with hospitalizations also beginning to climb across the state. Illinois is averaging 6,065 new cases of COVID per day over the last week, marking the first time the state has eclipsed the 6,000-case barrier since Feb. 9, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the last seven days, the state’s daily average of new COVID cases has gone up by 17.7%,... Read More

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Hits Stage At Rock Island’s Circa This Weekend

May 19th, 2022
‘Beauty And The Beast’ Hits Stage At Rock Island's Circa This Weekend

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to present Beauty And The Beast! Circa ’21 is a professional dinner theater employing the finest actors, directors and designers from across the country! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway, was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really... Read More

Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary and Armed Forces Day Celebration This Weekend

May 19th, 2022
Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary and Armed Forces Day Celebration This Weekend

The Rock Island Arsenal invites the greater Quad Cities to be a part of our 160th Anniversary and Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Rock Island Arsenal welcomes the Quad Cities to come together and thank those who serve in America’s Armed Forces. This year’s celebration includes military equipment displays, watercraft, armed forces recruiters, history of the Arsenal displays, a large Kid’s Zone with a petting zoo, six food trucks, a festival pavilion with local favorite beverages, a spring bazaar, music from “Cody Road Live,”... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

May 18th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois. Bustos announced an initial $1.6 million in funds for the organization in February 2022. “For more than 50 years, Project NOW has been working to improve living standards for low-income families and seniors in our community – and their... Read More