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Looking For Positive News? Here’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities!

June 21st, 2021
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods winning a Saturn Award for "A Quiet Place"

It’s summer, covid is fading, and spirits are high for new beginnings and positivity! And we here at QuadCities.com, as we do every month, are giving you a dose of that positivity with our What’s The Good News column! Every month, we, in conjunction with our friends and partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” give you a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around the Quads. So, what’s the good news for this month? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Metro Arts Is Coloring Moline The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has... Read More

Western Illinois University Graduate Becomes Youngest Latina Alumna in School History

June 10th, 2021
Western Illinois University Graduate Becomes Youngest Latina Alumna in School History

When Esmeralda Portillo crossed the commencement stage in May, at age 19, she became the youngest Latina woman to graduate from Western Illinois University in its history. Portillo, of Chicago Heights, IL, received her degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) during the University’s Commencement weekend May 14-16. Although age requirements to work for police departments prevent her from applying for a career position yet, since graduation she has been working as a records clerk at the Harvey (IL) Police Department. She will begin work toward a master’s degree in Fall... Read More