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Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

January 2nd, 2022
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday that all of the state’s Driver Services facilities and other departments will be closed for two weeks at the beginning of January 2022. “After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all Driver Services facilities beginning Jan. 3, 2022, through Jan. 17, 2022, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. The health and safety of employees and the public remains paramount, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. Our goal is to safely reopen all offices... Read More

Quad Cities International Airport Gets More Than $13 Million in Grants

July 12th, 2021
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

The Quad Cities International Airport has received more than $13 million in federal relief and safety upgrade funds in the last few weeks. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $8.57 million to the Moline airport for construction on taxiways and runway 5/23. This project will eliminate the intersection of three runways which will increase safety and efficiency, and reduce risk for aircraft operations. The Q-C Airport is among a small number of airports in the U.S. with three runways intersecting at a single point. The 5,000-foot runway will be shortened by 2,000 feet and taxiways will be... Read More

Visiting The Quad-Cities For The John Deere Classic? Let QuadCities.com Be Your Tour Guide!

July 6th, 2021
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

If you’re a golfer, or a huge golf fan, I don’t need to tell you that the John Deere Classic is going on in the Quad-Cities this week. If you’re neither, well, consider yourself placed at the tee for this hard-hitting (and long driving) information. Yup, the JDC will once more hit the links for its 50th year July 7-11 at TPC Deere Run, 15623 Coaltown Rd., East Moline. For more information on tickets and the event, see www.JohnDeereClassic.com. And if you’re in town for the JDC, you might be asking yourself, “What is this Quad-Cities place? Where do I go for a great pizza, or a... Read More

Quad City International Airport Sees 58% Drop in Passengers for 2020

January 19th, 2021
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Reflecting international devastation of the airline industry, due to Covid-19, Moline’s Quad City International Airport saw a drop of more than half the passengers from 2019 to 2020. The airport served 306,260 total passengers last year, 58 percent fewer than 2019’s 721,999, the Metropolitan Airport Authority board of commissioners learned at its Tuesday meeting. Airport executive director Ben Leischner said some of the decline stemmed from decisions of United Airlines to suspend nonstop flights to Denver last spring, and Delta to drop nonstop service to Minneapolis and Detroit, as well as... Read More

Red Door Ride Rolls Through Quad Cities

September 12th, 2020
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Gilda’s Club will host The Red Door Ride (formerly QC Cancer Awareness Ride) at Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic (4426 State St. Bettendorf) this Sunday Sep 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We ride for the mission. We ride for our Members. Cost: $25 per rider/registrant Starting location: Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic, Bettendorf Day of Registration from 9 -11 a.m. Ride begins 10 a.m. Ending location: The Tangled Wood, Bettendorf Last bike in at 3 p.m.! Riders please join in the grassy area at Tangled Wood. They will have a designated food tent for you to place your food order from as well as plenty of... Read More

Celebration Belle Starts the Cruising Season

June 9th, 2020
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Join the Celebration Belle for their Captain’s Dinner Cruise! Celebration Belle is excited to start their cruising season on Thursday! Experience the best view on the river of the newly completed arch on one of the 2 observations decks! It’s an amazing close up view and just imagine what it will be like during sunset! You will enjoy a fabulous dinner including their famous prime rib and baked chicken also. Help welcome the new entertainers… Bloom, onboard!  They will perform your favorite tunes during this 2 1/2 hour cruise set every Thursday. There is plenty of room for social... Read More

Mercado Virtual Storytime with Rosi

April 22nd, 2020
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Mercado on Fifth misses their Mercado Familia and has been thinking of ways to connect with all of them virtually! One way they have found to achieve this, is by creating a series of events online until everyone can be together again. Enjoy cooking videos, live music and more story-times! Experience “Story Time With Rosi” this Friday Apr 24 at 2 p.m. on Facebook. Rosalva Portillo will share favorite children’s books, in Spanish and English. Rosalva, a Quad Cities native, is the principal at Lincoln Irving Elementary School, one of the few dual language schools in the Quad Cities.... Read More

Gangsters & Ghosts Come to Life in Rock Island

October 30th, 2019
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Step into the past with Quad City Haunts & History Tours. You’ll discover that dead folks do tell tales as you explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island. Join QC Haunts for their current walking tour of Rock Island, Gangsters & Ghosts. If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven’t heard about John Looney. In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution … and he was responsible for at least six murders.  See Looney’s old haunts and some actual haunts along the way, including... Read More

Floatzilla 2019 Returns with a Splash!

August 13th, 2019
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity! Floatzilla 2019 will return in its ‘world-record breaking’ glory, this Saturday Aug 17! Take part in the largest paddlesport festival on the the nation’s greatest river, the Mississippi! Help set a new world record for the Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only non-inflatable kayaks and canoes may participate in the World Record attempt. Join Floatzilla and choose from... Read More

Vintage Trailer Rally Rolls into Illiniwek

July 10th, 2019
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Remember the days of loading up the family camper and setting out for a memory-making getaway? Take a step back in time this weekend, to a sun-filled summer day with some vintage trailers. The 5th Annual Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is taking place at Illiniwek Forest Preserve (1201 State Avenue Hampton) this week. More than 40 vintage trailer owners will be gathering together for a 4-day rally along the beautiful Mississippi. The rally will begin tomorrow, Thursday Jul 11, and will continue through this Sunday Jul 14. The Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is part of the Tin Can... Read More