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Spring Forward Providing Spring Break Camps For Rock Island Students

February 24th, 2024
Spring Forward Providing Spring Break Camps For Rock Island Students

Check out these Spring Intersession Camps our friends at Spring Forward are providing for Rock Island students! Sign your student up here – https://www.springforwardqca.org/  Read More

United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

February 24th, 2024
United Way and Davenport Community School District Team Up To Help Quad-Cities Kids

Did you know? 80% of learning during the first twelve years of a kid’s life is visual. That’s why these students at Jefferson Elementary were smiling extra big on Wednesday! Thanks to the generous support of #UnitedWayQC donors, our Vision to Learn initiative held another glasses party to give 115 students two pairs of glasses at no charge. That brings us to a whopping 283 QC students who have received 566 pairs of glasses since October! Now, these kids will no longer struggle to read the words in their books or the whiteboard at the front of the class. Instead, they’re focused... Read More

Sawyer Brown Rocks Rhythm City Casino February 24

February 23rd, 2024
Sawyer Brown Rocks Rhythm City Casino February 24

Country rockers Sawyer Brown will bring their iconic stage show to Rhythm City Casino February 24! It’s hard to know where to start when talking about Sawyer Brown. More than 4500 shows and counting. More than a million miles behind them and still seeing the highway miles click by outside their bus window. Twenty-three albums. More than 50 chart singles. CMA, ACM, and CMT awards on the shelf. To pull a line from one of the band’s enduring hits: “This is the life and times of a travelin’ band.” A traveling band, indeed. Always on the move—on the road, on stage, and in their career. When... Read More

2024 Putnam Museum Gala Slated for February 24

February 23rd, 2024
2024 Putnam Museum Gala Slated for February 24

The Putnam Museum is excited to invite you to theur 2024 Putnam Gala, Mysteries of the Museum. Join them on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 6:00 pm in the Putnam Grand Lobby for an exclusive first look at a newly discovered, rare artifact from the historic Putnam collection. In addition to this exciting reveal, guests will have exclusive access to a variety of other rarely seen, mysterious artifacts and specimens from the Putnam’s extensive 250,000 item collection. As you explore the museum, indulge in delicious food and drinks in a party atmosphere unlike any other. They are also excited to... Read More

“The Stacks” Immersive Theatre Experience Debuts This Week!

February 22nd, 2024
“The Stacks” Immersive Theatre Experience Debuts This Week!

The Stacks, a new immersive theatre piece created by QC actor/director Ben Gougeon, will hold its world premiere February 22-March 2 and will be hosted by Sound Conservatory in downtown Moline. The show will take place in the old library stacks of the newly relocated music academy at the former Carnegie Library. Based around a fictional unsolved murder, The Stacks invites audiences to the night of September 25, 1957, when the body of Sam Hawkins is found in the stacks of a small Catholic college library . The play takes place simultaneously on multiple floors and in multiple rooms, and as the story... Read More

Rock Island Teachers Win Those Who Excel Awards

February 20th, 2024
Rock Island Teachers Win Those Who Excel Awards

Two Rock Island teachers are being recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for excelling in and out of the classroom! Mr. Mertel (RIHS) and Ms. Jett (EJHS) both received Those Who Excel Awards. Mr. Mertel received the Award of Meritorious Service. That award is given to educators who have shaped their school community for the better. These educators frequently employ their talents and passions but also strive to be of service in unfamiliar domains. They have taken on leadership opportunities and their accomplishments are known and valued by multiple populations: colleagues, students,... Read More

Rock Island Schools Hosting FAFSA Workshop Tonight

February 20th, 2024
Rock Island Schools Hosting FAFSA Workshop Tonight

Rock Island High School is hosting its annual FAFSA Completion Workshop night! Families can receive assistance in completing the 2024-25 FAFSA. FAFSA is free and gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college or career school. Black Hawk College is also hosting two FAFSA Completions nights. Students can sign up at www.bhc.edu/fafsa – see attached flyer. Space will be limited and registration is required -East Campus – Monday, Feb. 26, 4-7 p.m. -QC Campus – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4-7. p.m.  Read More

Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

February 20th, 2024
Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

Western Illinois played two on Sunday, a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff that saw the Leathernecks split the day, losing in the first game, but coming up victorious in the second. A massive day at the plate saw senior Gabriela Drager extend her hitting streak to seven games, as she went 5-6 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs on the day. A Monday series finale saw the Leathernecks take a loss in a game dominated by pitching. The Leatherneck offense took a while to get going in game one, but Leatherneck starting pitcher Emily Price came out hot. Price struck out the side in the first inning,... Read More

Erin Gruwell to Keynote 4th Annual Women Fighting Hunger Event In Davenport

February 19th, 2024
Erin Gruwell to Keynote 4th Annual Women Fighting Hunger Event In Davenport

DAVENPORT, IOWA– New York Times bestselling author, educator and activist Erin Gruwell will be they keynote speaker at this year’s Women Fighting Hunger event, taking place on March 28. Gruwell began teaching in Long Beach, CA in the mid-90s, helping students “written off” by the system harness the power of education to graduate high school. Her dedication to her students resulted in the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary. The event, hosted at Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport, brings together women who are passionate about River Bend’s mission to work to build hunger-free... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Abortions

February 19th, 2024

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) in introducing the Abortion Care Enhancement and Support Services (ACCESS) Act of 2024, a bill that creates a grant program to increase capacity to provide reproductive health care services across the country.     “In those moments where women have to make incredibly difficult decisions, they deserve access to the best abortion care available, regardless of what state they live in,” said Sorensen. “The ACCESS Act makes sure that hospitals and clinics in states where abortion is legal, like Illinois, have the... Read More