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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

December 6th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

This week, a bill backed by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to combat sexual harassment and assault passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. Led by Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Congressman Ken Buck, he the Speak Out Act would void nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) for claims of sexual assault and harassment. WATCH: Bustos Speaks in Support of Speak Out Act The Senate voted to pass the Speak Out Act unanimously on September 29, 2022. The bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature. “For way too long a sinister culture of silence has protected... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $225,000 for YWCA Quad-Cities

November 28th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $225,000 for YWCA Quad-Cities

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that YWCA Quad-Cities will receive a $225,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant comes through the department’s Transitional Living Program for Older Homeless Youth. “For more than 100 years, YWCA Quad-Cities has played an essential role in ensuring every child has a safe place to live, learn and grow,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m proud to announce that $225,000 in federal funding is headed to YWCA Quad-Cities to support them in this vital... Read More

What’s The Good News In Illinois And Iowa For November, Quad-Cities?

November 21st, 2022

What are you thankful for this week? It’s thanksgiving week and there are plenty of positive news stories to tell and things to be thankful for here in the Quad-Cities. So what are some of the great things happening in and around the area? Here’s a rundown of some of them, in our latest monthly What’s The Good News segment, here on QuadCities.com and on KWQC-TV 6’s “Paula Sands Live.” Let’s take a look, and happy Thanksgiving! Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of QC River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser  Milan, Ill. – As a 100% Hispanic-owned business, Group O was proud... Read More

Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of Quad-Cities River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser

November 10th, 2022
Group O Selects LULAC as recipient of Quad-Cities River Bandits “Copa Wednesday” Fundraiser

As a 100% Hispanic-owned business, Group O was proud to partner with the Quad Cities River Bandits this baseball season to celebrate the Hispanic and Latino communities by sponsoring “Bandidos del Río de las Ciudades Cuádruples”, Minor League Baseball’s (MiLB) “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup” series. During each “Copa Wednesday” home game, Bandits players wore a specialty “Bandidos del Río” uniform featuring Rascal wearing a sombrero and signature bandana in a serape-inspired design. These jerseys were auctioned off and raised $2,500 to be donated to a local charity... Read More

Davenport Public Library Opens Studio 321 Makerspace for Appointments

November 9th, 2022
Davenport Public Library Opens Studio 321 Makerspace for Appointments

The Davenport Public Library | Main has officially opened their new makerspace, Studio 321 to the public! The Davenport Public Library’s mission is to connect a diverse community to resources that inform, enrich, educate, and entertain. Studio 321, which is a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. Studio 321 is designed to encourage individuals to innovate, explore their creativity and ingenuity, and to collaborate with and inspire others. Now open by appointment only, individuals... Read More

East Moline’s Rubi Tapia-Macias wins WB6 Cross Country championship and MVP honors

October 31st, 2022

Believe it or not, 2003 was the last time when a girl from United Township High School won the Western Big 6 individual title in Cross Country. This year Rubi Tapia-Macias, a UT freshman, broke that spell and was also named MVP at the conference meet. Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Tapia-Macias started playing soccer and running when she was in elementary school. “I started running when I was 9 with the Girls on the run GOTR,” she said. Although soccer is something she greatly enjoys, running was what won her this prestigious title in the WB6. This year’s Western Big 6 Conference cross-country... Read More

Rock Island Frieze Lecture Series Considers Ideas that Changed Everything

October 27th, 2022
Rock Island Frieze Lecture Series Considers Ideas that Changed Everything

To kick off the 150th anniversary year of the Rock Island Public Library, the 25th annual Frieze Lecture series focuses on ideas that had a profound impact in their own times – much like the opening of the Rock Island Public Library, the first tax-supported public library to open in Illinois. The free lecture series takes place on four Thursdays at 2:00 pm, October 20, 27, November 3, and 10, in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The 25th annual Frieze Lectures, a partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College, will offer four faculty presentations... Read More

Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

October 22nd, 2022
Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

Jackie Celske, Augie grad and devoted Quad Citizen, has battled a host of autoimmune diseases for 16 years. After two unsuccessful surgeries that required her to quit her job earlier this year, Jackie recently began an experimental immunotherapy in Boynton Beach, FL. Oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Maharaj, has discovered that Jackie’s immune system is rapidly deteriorating, causing persistent inflammation in her nervous system, significant pain and organ damage. This new treatment will hopefully restore her immune cell function so she can get back to her life in the QC – pain free. Unfortunately,... Read More

Quad City Chamber Launches Business Councils For Immigrants And LGBTQ

October 20th, 2022

The Quad City Chamber has launched a Black Business Council and a Women’s Business Council. Now, we are launching two more: an Immigrant/Refugee Business Council and a LGBTQ+ Business Council. We are actively recruiting business owners and leaders from across the region to join a council. Tell us about your business challenges and guide us in how we can be a resource and contribute to your success. Our goal is to foster equity and inclusion in our regional economy and help all businesses grow. “We’ve identified three major barriers for minority-owned businesses: access to funding, limited... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Holds ‘Silenced No More’ Panels at Women Employed

October 17th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Holds ‘Silenced No More’ Panels at Women Employed

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke to leaders at Women Employed, the Chicago Executives’ Club and the Chicago Bar Association to highlight how her Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act has restored rights for survivors nationwide. Since the signing of Bustos’ law, she has joined Gretchen Carlson, journalist and founder of Lift Our Voices, and activist Tanuja Gupta, a leading organizer of the Google Walkouts to ensure that business leaders, advocacy groups and employees are aware of survivors’ rights following instances of sexual assault and harassment.... Read More