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We’re Tops! Illinois Quad-Cities Ranked Among The Best Places To Live In The U.S.!

May 17th, 2022
We're Tops! Illinois Quad-Cities Ranked Among The Best Places To Live In The U.S.!

The Moline-Rock Island Quad-Cities were ranked among the best places to live in Illinois — second best behind Peoria — and among the best places to live in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual report of the Top 150 places to live in the U.S., based on affordability and relatively clean air. The publication’s list, released this morning, of its Best Places to Live, had Illinois cities Peoria, Moline-Rock Island, Chicago and Rockford among its top spots to call home. While it wasn’t on the list last year, Moline-Rock Island... Read More

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

May 9th, 2022
What's The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

The weather is finally starting to become brighter, but regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, there’s always sunny news in the Quad-Cities! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with a smattering of that positive news in our What’s The Good News? column. So, what’s the good news for May? Read on… Bettendorf Teacher wins Art Education Leadership Award Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership... Read More

Rock Island High School Students Get A Jump Start On Careers With Illinois Apprenticeships

April 28th, 2022
Rock Island High School Students Get A Jump Start On Careers With Illinois Apprenticeships

Congratulations to our Rock Island high school welding and CNA students who signed letters of intent for local apprenticeships. Ten Rock Island High School students from the Welding and CNA programs joined 60 area high school students at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce apprenticeship “Signing Day.” The students will start their apprenticeships in June. They will work full-time during the summer months. Then during the school year, students will work part-time as an apprentice while also attending and completing their normal class schedule in school. Welding students signed letters... Read More

Iowa’s Bettendorf Community School District Teacher Honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

April 26th, 2022
Iowa's Bettendorf Community School District Teacher Honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership Award. The award honors pioneers in the art education community who continuously inspire their peers and engage students. Purcell’s peers and Artsonia selected her among thousands of instructors as one of 15 national winners of this award. “Being recognized as a leader in arts education is an incredible honor,” Purcell said. “I truly love what I do, and as every educator does, I constantly wonder if I am doing enough. This award reminds... Read More

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

April 20th, 2022
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces New ‘Middle of Everything’ Illinois Tourism Campaign

Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), at the Shedd Aquarium to kick off the state’s new tourism campaign, “Middle of Everything,” starring Illinois native, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress, and New York Times best-selling author, Jane Lynch — who is making her directorial debut with the campaign’s new TV ads. The ads will run in 20 markets across Illinois and seven neighboring states and will be seen on cable nationwide. A Spanish-language ad will also air in the Chicago market. To view the ads and other media assets... Read More

Quad Cities Business Journal Presents 90 Ideas In 90 Minutes Event Thursday

April 20th, 2022
Quad Cities Business Journal Presents 90 Ideas In 90 Minutes Event Thursday

The Quad Cities Business Journal (QCBJ) announced speakers for its first annual 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event today. The event invites nine Quad Cities leaders to share 10 of their best ideas and rules to live by that can be applied to any business. Each speaker will have five minutes to present. Speakers can discuss all 10 ideas or focus on a few, but registrants will receive all 90 ideas in an exclusive supplement. The event will be held Thursday, April 21 from 7:30 am.-9:30 a.m. at the Adler Theatre. Tickets are $43 per individual and $25 for students. Breakfast will be provided. For more information... Read More

Rock Island High School Girls Soccer Team Leads Clinics For Local Kids, Youth Night TONIGHT!

April 19th, 2022
Rock Island High School Girls Soccer Team Leads Clinics For Local Kids, Youth Night TONIGHT!

The Rock Island High School girls soccer team is leading both on and off the field! Fresh off a big three shutout wins in the Orion Invitational last weekend, and on their day off from SAT/PSAT testing, the RIHS girls players led soccer clinics at the district’s elementary schools. All of the district’s students are invited to participate in Youth Night TONIGHT at Rock Island High School’s field. They will be invited to play on the field during halftime.  Read More

Moline Author Jason Platt Releases New Young Adult Book, ‘Middle School Misadventures’

April 17th, 2022
Moline Author Jason Platt Releases New Young Adult Book, 'Middle School Misadventures'

Moline author Jason Platt’s latest book for young adults, “Middle School Misadventures: Dance Disaster” is going to be available worldwide on Little Brown publishing! Jason will be doing book signings around the area after its release. Pre here at: middleschoolmisadventures.com/books !    Read More

Illinois’ EveryChild Selects Champions for Every Child Award Recipients

April 17th, 2022
Illinois' EveryChild Selects Champions for Every Child Award Recipients

EveryChild, the nonprofit formerly known as the Child Abuse Council, is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Champions for Every Child Award. This year, three awards will be given—one to an individual, one to a business or organization, and one to a young adult 18 or under to celebrate the community leaders who dedicate their time and talents to ensuring a safe, healthy childhood for all. Recipients of this year’s Champions for Every Child recognition will be honored at the organization’s Celebrate Every Child gala on Thursday, April 28, at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention... Read More

BREAKING: Quad City River Bandits Named Team Of The Year By Baseball Digest

April 13th, 2022
BREAKING: Quad City River Bandits Named Team Of The Year By Baseball Digest

The Quad City River Bandits have definitely hit a home run with the folks at Baseball Digest magazine — they’ve been named minor league Team of the Year by the sports mag. River Bandits owner Dave Heller was given the award Tuesday night at a ceremony prior to the team’s home opener against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park. Baseball Digest’s Kevin Reichardt presented Heller the award, and the owner of the Kansas City minor league affiliate was understandably chuffed to receive it. “We are so honored to receive Ballpark Digest’s 2021... Read More