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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announcing the Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17), Congressman Gabe Vasquez (NM-02), and Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) will host a bipartisan virtual press conference to announce the introduction of the Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act. Fentanyl-related overdoses are responsible for 70,000 deaths a year in the U.S. This bipartisan bill would ensure that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has […]

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Pritzker Signs New Illinois Legislation Increasing Giving And Funding Opportunities For Nonprofits

Pritzker Signs New Illinois Legislation Increasing Giving And Funding Opportunities For Nonprofits

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed two pieces of legislation that will increase giving and funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations and enhance workforce development in Illinois. The Quad Cities region’s three community foundations—Moline Regional Community Foundation, Quad Cities Community Foundation, and Rock Island Community Foundation—all celebrate the historic effort. “Our staff, as […]

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Speakers On Racial Equity Coming To Moline's SouthPark Mall Today

Speakers On Racial Equity Coming To Moline’s SouthPark Mall Today

Project NOW’s Executive Director, Dwight Ford, served on the Racial Equity Roundtable on Black Homelessness which worked with researchers to release a comprehensive report on Black Homelessness in Illinois. This study is a collaboration with the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP).  The report underscores that Black Illinoisans […]

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Try the Best of the Wurst In Davenport This Weekend

Try the Best of the Wurst In Davenport This Weekend

It’s time for the 7th annual Best of the Wurst sausage competition! Sample local brats, purchase a variety of delicious food, enjoy an ice cold beer or pop, and vote for your favorite “wurst!” Join us in the backyard of the German American Heritage Center and Museum, where there will Jerry’s Market will serve up […]

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L-R: Chemistry Instructor Garima Mishra, Interim President Kristi Mindrup and Executive Director of Outreach and Quad Cities Operations Audrey Adamson

Western Illinois Quad Cities Chemistry Lab Renovation Celebrated

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – The Western Illinois University and Quad Cities communities gathered to commemorate the opening of the first-ever and newly renovated Chemistry classroom on the WIU-Quad Cities campus. The laboratory renovation was funded by a generous $136,919 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The grant allowed WIU to upgrade an existing […]

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Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

Visit Quad Cities is pleased to announce the 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recipients. Named in honor of Patty Viverito, former senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and MVC football commissioner, the program recognizes female student-athletes who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership characteristics and community engagement. Applicants were tasked with submitting a […]

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Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

 Rock Island High School held a Black History Program yesterday for the students. Rocky’s African American Heritage Club puts together an outstanding program every year. This year’s theme was Come Jam with Us: Music is Food for the Soul. Several of the guest performers are Rocky Alumni!

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Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

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 […]

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