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Western Illinois University Alumna Awarded Iowa Teacher of the Year

May 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University Alumna Awarded Iowa Teacher of the Year

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University alumna and Iowa Teacher of the Year Sara Russell recalls the many opportunities to not only learn new concepts and ideas through her courses at WIU, but the interactions with peers she shared from all walks of life. Russell’s time at WIU had a profound impact on both her career and her approach to education. “While I have always considered myself a life-long learner, my classes at WIU-QC have sparked an ever greater love of learning, and love for the power of education. Because of my time at WIU-QC, I became a better thinker, writer... Read More

WVIK Debuting These Interesting Times Podcast

May 26th, 2022
WVIK Debuting These Interesting Times Podcast

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR and the Midwest Writing Center have teamed up to produce a new podcast that examines the tumultuous time that was 2020. These Interesting Times, named after the MWC collection published in 2021, features 47 local writers reading pieces based on their experiences weathering the global pandemic. The podcast will be featured on the QuadCities.com podcast hub, and other forums. “2020 was a disaster…” reads the back cover of These Interesting Times. “In these moving and eloquent essays and poems, stories and artwork writers and artists of the Quad Cities report on the... Read More

Downtown Rock Island awarded State of Illinois grant for Arts Alley

May 25th, 2022
Downtown Rock Island awarded State of Illinois grant for Arts Alley

Arts Alley, the public alleyway at 1719 2nd Ave. in Downtown Rock Island, will undergo a major facelift thanks to a $267,181 grant award to the Quad Cities Chamber and City of Rock Island from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).   “These types of statewide grant programs are extremely competitive, so it’s exciting to see the State of Illinois recognize and support our ongoing efforts to revitalize Downtown Rock Island through this award,” said Jack Cullen, Director, Downtown Rock Island for the Chamber. “Arts Alley is a unique but underutilized shared... Read More

Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

May 25th, 2022
Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

Hello, #quadcities! Meet your new favorite rooftop destination! The Urban Reserve, a luxury event suite above Ms.BriMani’s Hair & Beauty Supply in #downtownrockisland, is officially open and accepting reservations . Congratulations to owner and curator Nicole Watson-Lam for completing this beautiful buildout, and thank you for your continued investment and leadership in #downtownri. The space speaks for itself – book it today for your next social gathering. #msbrimanisgotit #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness #visitquadcities #tagtheqc #whatsgoingupdowntownri For... Read More

Rock Island Schools Honor 2022 Retirees

May 25th, 2022
Rock Island Schools Honor 2022 Retirees

On Tuesday day, May 17, the district held a Retirement Tea to celebrate and recognize all the retirees. Their years of service totals to more than 350 years of experience. Certified Staff Suzanne Rakestraw – Elementary Teacher / Denkmann – 34 years Susan Magerkurth – Special Education Teacher / RIHS – 33 years Pam Winstein – Elementary Teacher / Earl Hanson – 33 years Leigh Bowman – T&L Specialist / District – 30 years Lisa Lack – PE Teacher / RIHS – 29 years Dennis Weiss – Principal / Eugene Field – 29 years Thomas... Read More

Stout’s Irish Pub Opens Second Iowa Location In Bettendorf

May 25th, 2022
Stout's Irish Pub Opens Second Iowa Location In Bettendorf

Long a favorite of Clinton residents and regional diners who have made the drive to that city, Stouts Irish Pub & Grill has opened its second location on 53rd Ave near the middle road roundabout. The new Stouts has been open for two weeks now, and business has been going well, according to the owners. “First week under our belt,” they shared on social media. “We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us this week our staff worked there butts off! We had to make some adjustments with hours due to staffing and training, but appreciate everyone’s understanding,... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

May 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced nearly $2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services in Moline for Early Head Start programs. Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees HHS. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to age five. “A strong, early education is key to a child’s foundation and success later... Read More

Flag placement set for May 26 at Rock Island National Cemetery

May 25th, 2022
Flag placement set for May 26 at Rock Island National Cemetery

Cemetery volunteers are needed for placement of American flags on Thursday, May 26. The Rock Island National Cemetery is seeking volunteers to place American flags at the headstones of fallen service members in honor of Memorial Day. Work to place the flags will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 26 rain or shine. Please plan to arrive early due to the incredible support from the greater Quad Cities area, which will result in high traffic into the Cemetery. In the event of severe weather, flag placement will be 4 p.m., Friday, May 27. All volunteers need to show up inside the cemetery to receive flags... Read More

Western Illinois Honors Students With 2021-2022 Psychology Department Awards

May 25th, 2022
Western Illinois Honors Students With 2021-2022 Psychology Department Awards

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – After a two-year pause, the Western Illinois University Department of Psychology has re-established the tradition of an in-person, end-of-year awards ceremony to recognize exceptional students. The ceremony was held May 2, and each of the following students and recent graduates were recognized for their academic, scholarly and community service accomplishments: Psychology Department Scholar – Spring 2022 graduate Emma Holtz, of Wonder Lake, IL: The Psychology Department Scholar Award recognizes graduating seniors who have excelled and earned academic distinction throughout... Read More

Looking For An Awesome Soccer Club For Your Kids? Check Out Quad City Strikers!

May 24th, 2022
Looking For An Awesome Soccer Club For Your Kids? Check Out Quad City Strikers!

Are you the parent of a child looking to play soccer, or one who plays and is looking for a great team? Want to be a part of an awesome, family-friendly environment with great, experienced coaches? Want to also pay the LOWEST FEES in the Quad-Cities for uniforms and team costs? You’ll want to check out Quad City Strikers! Calling all 2017, 2016, and 2015 future Striker Players! We will have a free get to know the club event on June 9, 5:30-6:30. Check in 4:45-5:30. Please register in advance to help us know numbers for this event. In the fall, 2017-2016 players will play academy... Read More