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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

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

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

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Better Direct Federal Aid to Communities with Persistent Poverty

May 24th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Better Direct Federal Aid to Communities with Persistent Poverty

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the bipartisan Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022 to better direct federal funding toward communities with high levels of persistent poverty. This legislation would help bring more resources to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois where more than 20 percent of households are in poverty. In Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, this would include communities in Peoria, Winnebago, Whiteside, Mercer, Rock Island, Knox, Stephenson, Warren, Carroll, Henry and Fulton Counties. “Too many families in Northwest and Central... Read More

Iowa And Illinois Local students awarded $475,000 in scholarships

May 24th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Local students awarded $475,000 in scholarships

Growing up, Yuliana Marceleno Lopez never lost sight of the sacrifices her family had made to give her the opportunities she had. “I always felt a sense of pressure to be someone greater because I saw my parents struggle,” said Lopez, whose family came to Davenport from Guanajuato, Mexico. When Lopez decided to become a teacher, she knew the college search would be difficult. “It was especially hard for me to be a first-generation student,” she said, “and I went through the application and search process all alone.” But Lopez found that she had the support of her community when in 2021... Read More

Illinois And Iowa Quad Cities employers seek workers at IowaWORKS job fairs

May 24th, 2022
Illinois And Iowa Quad Cities employers seek workers at IowaWORKS job fairs

IowaWORKS, has announced a series of hiring events for the week of May 23 at its center at 1801A East Kimberly Road, Davenport. The lineup of employers and their hiring events are: Tuesday, May 24 – FedEx Ground; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hiring for full and part time package handlers. Jobs located in Quad Cities area. Wednesday, May 25 – Health Care Job Fair; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Employers on site include Handicapped Development Center, Eagle View Behavioral Health, Good Samaritan Services, Select Specialty Hospital, Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, ProMedica, and Quad... Read More

QC PastPort Presenting a Program at the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2022
QC PastPort Presenting a Program at the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library to host QC PastPort on May 24th |Main |Virtual at 6:30pm. Join us in learning from Natalie Linville-Mass about the QC PastPort project from its beginnings to its present-day activities. Dive into the history of the Quad Cities by hearing about an innovative partnership with the Channel Cat Water Taxi and area non-profits.  QC PastPort offers self-guided, interactive, physical, and digital tours throughout the Quad Cities bringing history to life. Follow this link to learn more from their website: https://qcpastport.com/ Sign up to attend this event in person or... Read More