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Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

January 31st, 2023
Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—The Quad Cities Community Foundation is welcoming two new members to its board of directors. With unique perspectives, professional expertise, and connections in the community, the new members will be important leaders in the Community Foundation’s efforts to transform the region through the generosity of donors this year. “We are so fortunate to have a board of directors that doesn’t just believe in our mission but has an ambitious vision for our Quad Cities community,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “I’m grateful... Read More

Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

January 27th, 2023
Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

Rock Island High School student Aline Niyogusenga has a full plate in her senior year. On top of keeping up with her academics, Aline is Vice president of the Student Council, Vice President of the African American Heritage Club, a member of the Culture Appreciation club, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the National Honor Society and Art Club. Her work doesn’t stop there. This year she has the responsibility of representing the entire Black Hawk region (Rock Island County, Henry County, Mercer County) by giving input at the state level on ways to better help students navigate the education... Read More

Illinois Project NOW Adds Refrigerated Box Truck To Fleet

January 17th, 2023
Illinois Project NOW Adds Refrigerated Box Truck To Fleet

One of Project NOW’s newest fleet additions is literally a life saver. Project NOW’s new refrigerated box truck began hitting the streets last fall to help those facing food insecurity. The truck, which is grant funded, is being used as a mobile food pantry—providing food to areas that have been defined as “food deserts.” Those areas include the west end of Rock Island, the Floreciente neighborhood, East Moline, and Silvis. According to our Community Services Director, Ron Lund, we have already provided 40 tons of food (80,000 pounds) in the community through pop ups, drive-throughs,... Read More

Davenport North Baseball Star Klayton Bolkema Commits To University Of Texas

January 16th, 2023
Davenport North Baseball Star Klayton Bolkema Commits To University Of Texas

Davenport North baseball star Klayton Bolkema, the 7th ranked 2024 prospect, has committed to the University of Texas! He led 4A in AVG (.536) and produced a 1.507 OPS! Congrats Klayton!  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

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

Western Illinois University Alum Leading Quad-Cities Chamber

September 20th, 2022
Western Illinois University Alum Leading Quad-Cities Chamber

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University alumna and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber LaDrina Wilson, Ph.D. recalls the people of WIU-QC being the challenging force that pushed her to pursue specific professional aspirations. “From the amazing personal and professional relationships I established, to the amazing faculty who constantly pushed me to think differently, I reflect a lot on WIU,” said Wilson. Wilson jokes that she is one of the few people to ever change their major in graduate school, but that’s exactly what she did. “My career in higher education continued... Read More

Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

August 5th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

Tyla Sherwin-Cole, Executive Director of the Doris & Victor Day Foundation announced the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $701,000 for the current grant cycle. The grant awards to Scott and Rock Island County not-for-profit organizations and programs culminates a months-long review process, said Tyla. The directors strive to bring to reality the goal of Doris and Victor Day to make the Quad Cities a “better place.” Since its funding by a $10 million dollar gift from Doris Day Estate in 1987, the foundation has distributed $24.468 million dollars in grants and currently has assets... Read More

Rock Island High Schools Coaches Recognized by NAACP With Award

July 7th, 2022
Rock Island High Schools Coaches Recognized by NAACP With Award

Two Rock Island High School Basketball Head Coaches received the 2022 Charles and Annie Robinson Education Image Award from the Rock Island County NAACP at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet and Image Awards on June 25, 2022. Lady Rocks Basketball Head Coach Henry Hall will be starting his 5th season as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and had previously served 8 years as assistant coach. During his time coaching at Rock Island, the Lady Rocks have won 9 regional championships and are traditionally ranked in the top 15 in the State of Illinois. Rocks Basketball Head Coach Marc Polite completed his... Read More

KWQC-TV6’s Theresa Bryant Inducted Into Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame

June 28th, 2022
KWQC-TV6's Theresa Bryant Inducted Into Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall Of Fame

KWQC-TV6’s Theresa Bryant was recently inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame! We congratulate Theresa on not just the honor but on her decades of awesome work as a fantastic broadcaster for the Quad-Cities! Here are some of the pictures from her ceremony:  Read More