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AACR Grant Awarded to City of Rock Island, Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort

February 12th, 2022
AACR Grant Awarded to City of Rock Island, Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort

The 20th Century African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grant has been awarded to the City of Rock Island. The City in their application to the National Park Service, named the sub-recipients of this award to Pearson Consulting and QC PastPort. With this award, Pearson Consulting with the help of QC PastPort will develop a series of ten historical markers within the City of Rock Island focused on the Civil Rights movement from 1900-1970. “Our focus is to communicate and educate anyone interested in learning the Quad Cities African-American story. This is a terrific opportunity for the younger generation... Read More

Rock Island Coalition Of African-American Stakeholders Insisting Rock Island Return Grant

February 11th, 2022
Rock Island Coalition Of African-American Stakeholders Insisting Rock Island Return Grant

The Rock Island Coalition of African American Stakeholders is insisting that the City of Rock Island return The African American Civil Rights Grant to the federal government. The Rock Island Coalition of African American Stakeholders released a statement today insisting that the City of Rock Island return the African American Civil Rights Grant to the federal government for the following reasons: To the City of Rock Island, this is merely $33, 500 thousand dollars and a means to expand their economic development plan, simply a funded means to an end. However, to us, the Black Community, this is... Read More

Do You Want Your Water And Sewer To Be Run Like Mediacom, Rock Island?

July 25th, 2021
Do You Want Your Water And Sewer To Be Run Like Mediacom, Rock Island?

We live in a divided world, in a community parceled by city borders and intersected by a river, but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon. We all pretty much hate Mediacom. The absurdly high rates, the service outages, and the fact that most of us have little to no choice but to pay for them churns up a particularly virulent disgust towards the company. But, again, we have no choice, because they’re basically a monopoly, and until another viable alternative arrives, we’re pretty much screwed in dealing with them. That’s especially annoying because they’re... Read More

New Public Sculpture Adds Life, Color to Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline

June 26th, 2020
New Public Sculpture Adds Life, Color to Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline

The cultural life of the Quad-Cities is lifted in part by public art that is on permanent and temporary display throughout Davenport, Bettendorf, and Rock Island, thanks to Quad City Arts’ public sculpture program. In June, six public sculptures in Bettendorf and four in Rock Island were replaced with new ones, featuring colorful, creative and whimsical work from artists throughout the Midwest. Each city chose to keep one sculpture from last year’s selection for another year. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the area since 2002, starting with... Read More