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‘Why Taiwan Matters’ Historical Presentation Slated For Moline Public Library

September 28th, 2022
'Why Taiwan Matters' Historical Presentation Slated For Moline Public Library

Norm Moline goes beyond the headlines and delves into the complicated past and present of a nation in his upcoming presentation Why Taiwan Matters. This event will be held at the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, October 12, at 6pm. Registration is not required. Taiwan is only one-fourth the size of Illinois but has twice as many people, fascinating landscapes, the World Vegetable Center, and the world’s 20th largest economy providing important exports such as in information-technology. Linked with mainland China for several centuries, it has been independent with special connections to the... Read More

Iowa Youth Soccer Registration For Indoor Season Taking Place Now

September 27th, 2022

Registration for indoor fall soccer from Davenport Park Board is ongoing!  Click HERE to register your team and for specifics for each league.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 11th.  Read More

Western Illinois University Announces $100 Million Campaign

September 27th, 2022
Western Illinois University Announces $100 Million Campaign

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The public phase of the Western Illinois University $100 million campaign, “For the W,” was announced at a special WIU Foundation event on Founders’ Day Sept. 23. “We are so excited to kick off Western Illinois University’s comprehensive campaign. WIU’s people – those who came before us made Western Illinois University a reality. And today, Western Illinois University success is because of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends,” said WIU President Guiyou Huang. “We wouldn’t be here today, 120 years after... Read More

Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

September 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

Western Illinois University psychology graduate student Paulina Wuestefeld, of Germany, is seeking participants for her thesis study of caregivers of family members who have dementia. The study is looking at the daily stress and well-being of caregivers. Participants must be at least 18 years old and the primary caregiver of a person with dementia. The research includes taking online surveys – the first one about 20 minutes, and a short (two-three minutes) daily survey for 14 days. Those interested in taking part in the study, or who would like more information, can visit bit.ly/3SlO5Lr and fill... Read More

Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

September 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. The event is now being held on October 8! FEATURING: QC Rock Academy bands and solo performers Dynamic Status Gems (dance group) Spotlight Theater ……and more TBA SPONSORS: Rock Island Parks & Recreation Quad City Arts River Music Experience I-Rock 93.5FM Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors Illinois Casualty Company Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting Primetime Apparel & Promotions BBG... Read More

Matching Grant Goal Met for Galesburg Public Library Foundation

September 22nd, 2022
Matching Grant Goal Met for Galesburg Public Library Foundation

The Galesburg Public Library stands on stronger financial footing now that the Galesburg Community Foundation’s matching grant has been met. This year, The Galesburg Community Foundation (GCF) offered a 2:1 match grant challenge to the community to help raise over $700,000 in funds for the new Galesburg Public Library. The challenge offered a strategic pathway for donors to connect with the Galesburg Public Library Foundation (GPLF). “We wanted to give the library a tool that would allow them to connect with members of the community and have a centralized place where the entire community would... Read More

Western Illinois University Named Best Midwestern University by U.S.News & World Report

September 21st, 2022
Western Illinois University Named Best Midwestern University by U.S.News & World Report

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Western Illinois University has been recognized as a “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News and World Report. In the U.S.News and World Report 2023 rankings, Western is ranked 39th of 166 public and private colleges and universities on the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” list and is one of just two Illinois public institutions in the top 50 of the Best Midwestern list. Along with the “Best Midwestern” recognition, Western has been acknowledged by U.S.News as a “Top Public School” (Midwest – #9), “Best... Read More

Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

September 20th, 2022
Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

Tamara Feldman, owner of the Artsy Bookworm book store in Rock Island started the campaign “Planting Books-Seeds 4 a Better Future”. She asked the community to step up and help out local kids. And they delivered! Through the donation campaign, Feldman was able to purchase enough books that every second-grade student would be able to walk away with a book bundle that includes three books. Books that they can take home and start their own home library with. “We want to make sure children can develop independent reading skills and gain the benefits that come with them: improved... 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

Rock Island Elementary Students Get New Playground Courtesy Of Generous Donor

September 19th, 2022
Rock Island Elementary Students Get New Playground Courtesy Of Generous Donor

Thanks to a generous donor, Earl Hanson was able to purchase a new playground for its students! On Friday, August 26, Earl Hanson Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new playground. The PTO (parent-teacher organization) asked the school’s principal what are the school’s needs. She told them a playground, somewhere for the kids to play. The PTO members reached out to some of its community connections and found a donor. Seeing the need for a new playground, Heidi Huiskamp Collins generously donated funds through the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, so the... Read More